Easy Palak Paneer

  1tsbp vegetable oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 tsp garam masala ½ tsp dried chilli flakes 1 tsp fenugreek seeds 3 cups tightly packed chopped spinach leaves ¼ cup cream 200-250g paneer, cut into bite sized cubes Over a medium heat place a heavy bottomed saucepan with the oil.…

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Stuffed Pumpkin

Based on a version by Jamie Oliver this hearty vegetarian meal looks spectacular! Vegan, gluten and dairy free it also makes for a versatile dinner party dish if you don’t know your guests and their dietary requirements well. 1 medium sized pumpkin, approx 1.5kgs 2 cloves garlic 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 tbs finely…

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Lentil Chilli

This chilli recipe is a great high protein meal that is gluten free, dairy free and vegan (if you don’t serve it with the suggested accompaniments) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onions, chopped ½ red pepper, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 stick celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp ground…

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Cauliflower, Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup

Most of us love cauliflower cheese – this soup offers the same delicious flavour! Serve with your favourite crusty bread. knob of butter 1 onion, diced 1 large head of broccoli ½ a cauliflower 1½ – 2 cups vegetable stock 100g blue vein cheese salt and pepper to taste 100ml cream (optional) Heat the butter…

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Easy Toor Dal

2 cups toor dal 2 cups water 2 cloves garlic, chopped thumb sized knob of ginger, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 bunch of coriander 1 red chilli 1½ tsp black mustard seeds 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp paprika 300g tinned tomatoes juice of ½ a lime Thoroughly wash then soak the dal in 2…

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Calzone

Pack your calzone (folded pizza) with any number of fillings! Grilled portobello mushrooms, spinach and feta, leftover broccoli and blue cheese, sun-dried tomato, mozzarella and spinach….. Makes 4 large calzone 2 tspns active yeast 1&1/2 cups luke warm water 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tblspn olive oil 3 cups flour Place all the…

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Quinoa, Cranberry and Walnut Salad with Ume Plum Vinaigrette

Recipe by Megan Priscott from Red Kitchen 1½ cups quinoa (I use a mix of brown and white) 1 cup chopped parsley 1 cup toasted walnuts 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup spring onions chopped cracked Black pepper Dressing 40ml olive oil 20ml sesame oil 20ml ume plum vinegar 10ml rice wine vinegar 30ml pomegranate…

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Zucchini Ricotta cakes

  These are also great with corn, grated pumpkin, baby spinach or any number of vegetables. Delicious cold but also just as good cold for a picnic or in lunchboxes. 1 onion 1-2 cloves garlic 500g ricotta 100g feta 2 eggs 3 cups grated zucchini 1 cup breadcrumbs Fresh herbs (I used basil, but dill…

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Vegetable Bolognaise

        Serves 4-6 1 onion 2 cloves garlic 1 carrot 1 celery stalk 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tbsp capers 3 sundried tomatoes ¾ cup red lentils bay leaf ¼ cup red wine 1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste salt & pepper 1 tsp brown sugar Place 1 clove…

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Polenta and Mozzarella Balls

2 cups of good quality vegetable stock 2 cups milk 250g instant polenta* 1 cup grated Parmesan salt oil baby mozzarella balls (Ciliegine**) Bring the milk and stock to a simmer, then carefully whisk in the polenta. Stir continuously for 2–3 minutes until thick. Stir in the Parmesan and check for seasoning. Depending on the…

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