RECIPES

Lots of delicious recipes to try…

We have loads of recipes and some great ideas for creating healthy and delicious meals, snacks and cakes. Browse by course or by diet or use the ‘search’ at the top of the page to find exactly what you fancy!

  • Italian meatloaf

    A recipe for using cheaper cuts of meat. Ingredients 750g minced beef (or a bit less and use some chopped liver to make up the weight) 175g pork sausage meat 2 eggs, beaten 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs like marjoram, oregano and/or thyme 50g strong Cheddar,… Read More »Italian meatloaf

  • Sprouted Chickpea Curry

    Based on a recipe from Riverford Ingredients 2 tbsp mild flavoured oil for frying 1 onion, finely sliced 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1 tsp ground cumin 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 4 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated or chopped 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely chopped 1 tsp turmeric 1… Read More »Sprouted Chickpea Curry

  • Supersprout Salad

    Based on a recipe from Jamie Oliver Ingredients 70 g whole unpeeled hazelnuts 200 g small carrots 2 tablespoons maple syrup or runny honey 1 tablespoon mild flavoured oil 200 g mixed sprouts (about an inch long) Sprigs of parsley ORANGE & HONEY DRESSING 1 small orange 1 tablespoon mild flavoured  oil 2 teaspoons maple… Read More »Supersprout Salad

  • Spiced Vegetable Tagine

    Thanks to BBC Food for the recipe and the photograph Ingredients 1 sweet potato (about 300g/10½oz), peeled and cut into roughly 2cm/¾in chunks 1 aubergine, cut into roughly 2.5cm/1in chunks 2 courgettes, halved lengthways, sliced into 2cm/¾in half-moons 1 red pepper, stalk removed, seeds removed, cut into roughly 2.5cm/1in chunks 3 tbsp mild olive oil… Read More »Spiced Vegetable Tagine

  • Clootie dumpling

    Clootie Dumpling or Clootie Pudding is a traditional Scottish dish, often served on Burn’s night.  Thanks to BBC Food for the recipe and the photograph. Ingredients 225g (8oz) plain flour, plus 25g (1oz) for sprinkling 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp sea… Read More »Clootie dumpling

  • Simnel Cake

    Why not make Easter a bit special by making a Simnel Cake? I find fruit cakes quite forgiving – if you haven’t enough of one dried fruit, just substitute another. Beg, borrow or steal ingredients you don’t have! Thanks to BBC Food for the recipe and the photograph. Ingredients For the almond paste 250g/9oz caster… Read More »Simnel Cake

  • Healthy chocolate hazelnut spread

    Recipe and photo from Wellness Mama. Ingredients 300g  hazelnuts 70g or to taste sugar  or other preferred sweetener 30g  cocoa powder 1 tbsp  coconut oil 1 tsp  vanilla 1/8 tsp  salt Method Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and roast for 12 to 15 minutes, until fragrant. Carefully put the… Read More »Healthy chocolate hazelnut spread

  • Mole Chilli

    Based on a recipe from  My Recipes. Do try this – the addition of chocolate is amazing! Ingredients 500g minced beef 1 medium chopped onion 1 garlic clove, minced 1 (400g) can chopped tomatoes, undrained 250ml water 2 teaspoons chilli powder (or to your liking) 25g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped (or use the loose chocolate… Read More »Mole Chilli

  • Rustic Mayan truffles

    Thanks to Nourished Kitchen for the recipe and photo. Homemade chocolates – who can resist? I have made these many times. These are for people who don’t like their chocolates too sweet, but feel free to add in some dried cranberries or chopped prunes/dates for sweetness. Ingredients 280g chocolate with high cocoa content, chopped coarsely zest… Read More »Rustic Mayan truffles

  • Kerryanne’s Tuna Pasta Bake

    Based on a Jamie Oliver recipe Ingredients 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic olive oil 1 pinch of dried chilli flakes 3 x 400 g tins of chopped tomatoes 1 bunch of fresh basil , (or use 1 teaspoon dried oregano instead) sea salt freshly ground black pepper 500 g dried pasta 2 x 160… Read More »Kerryanne’s Tuna Pasta Bake

  • Salmon Chowder

    Based on and picture taken from a recipe on Crumbblog.com Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter 4 strips bacon, chopped 2 small onions, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 tbsp flour 600ml chicken stock 2 (160g) cans boneless skinless salmon, drained 1 large potato, roughly diced 200ml double cream 200ml milk 1… Read More »Salmon Chowder

  • Tinned Mackerel Fishcakes

    Based on and picture taken from a recipe on Krumpli.co.uk Ingredients 300g Potato 50g Butter Salt 150g Tinned Mackerel 50g Capers 15g Fresh Parsley Salt and pepper 1 Tsp Ground Fennel Seed 4 Tbsp Plain Flour 1 Egg 50g Breadcrumbs 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil Method Peel the potato and chop into 2cm cubes. Boil in… Read More »Tinned Mackerel Fishcakes

  • Cauliflower Cheese Soup

    Based on and picture taken from a recipe  from Easy Cheesy Vegetarian Ingredients 1/2 tbsp oil 1 medium onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 medium head cauliflower, cut into chunks 1 medium potato, diced fairly small 750 ml vegetable stock (or chicken stock) 1/4 tsp dried parsley Black pepper 100 g cheddar cheese, grated Homemade… Read More »Cauliflower Cheese Soup

  • Cauliflower Rice with Aubergine Ragoût

    Based on a recipe from Olive Magazine Ingredients onion 1, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil aubergine 1, diced  chopped tomatoes 400g tin cumin 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp  harissa paste 1 tbsp  coriander 1/2 bunch, finely chopped  cauliflower 1, broken into florets ground cumin ½ tsp ground coriander ½ tsp Method 1.     Fry the onion… Read More »Cauliflower Rice with Aubergine Ragoût

  • Roasted Beetroot

    Recipe and photograph from BBC Good Food Ingredients 6 beetroots, unpeeled 3 medium unpeeled red onions 4 unpeeled whole garlic cloves 4 tbsp olive oil For the glaze 50ml/2fl oz vegetable stock 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 sprig of thyme, leaves picked and chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried) salt and freshly ground black pepper Method… Read More »Roasted Beetroot

  • Beetroot Hummus

    Recipe and photograph from Olive Magazine Ingredients 150g cooked beetroots 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 clove garlic 3 tbsp tahini 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve 1½, lemons, juiced flatbreads and crackers to serve Method 1)    Drain the cooked beetroot really well and put in a food processor or blender… Read More »Beetroot Hummus

  • BBQ chicken wings

    Yes, I know these would be nice on the BBQ but they can be oven baked and so are suitable for this time of year too! This is based on a recipe from Hungry Healthy Happy and the picture is also theirs. Ingredients  chicken wings • 2 crushed garlic cloves • ½ small grated onion… Read More »BBQ chicken wings

  • Italian meatloaf

    A recipe for using cheaper cuts of meat. Ingredients • 750g minced beef  • 175g pork sausage meat (or skin some sausages) • 2 eggs, beaten  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped • 1 clove garlic, crushed • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs • 50g strong Cheddar, grated or 4 tablespoons hard Italian cheese (e.g.… Read More »Italian meatloaf