Posts Tagged “vegetables”

Incredible Inspirational Gardens of Todmorden

Incredible Inspirational Gardens of Todmorden

The landscape around Halifax is a blanket of rolling hills and moorland, dotted with small towns and villages that give a nod to both its industrial and its farming heritage. There are plenty of striking views at any time of year and, significantly, there is also a spot where locals can interact with their vegetal…

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Rosa’s Thai Café – The Vegetarian Cookbook

Rosa’s Thai Café – The Vegetarian Cookbook

Rosa’s was the original name of an empty caff which Saiphin Moore and her husband turned into their first restaurant.  Saiphin is Thai and has been cooking professionally since she was just 14 years old. Thailand was where she learnt family recipes from her mum and aunties. She moved to Hong Kong and met Alex…

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Vegetable Cakes

Vegetable Cakes

I have just returned from a trip to delicious Thailand. There were curries, refreshing and spiced salads, and noodles aplenty. There were also desserts, and these were, for the most part, made of vegetables. Seems like we in Europe are a bit behind the wave of that particular culinary classification. Vegetable Cakes: The most fun…

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Feta, Rocket and Olive Pasta Salad

Feta, Rocket and Olive Pasta Salad

From BBC Food   Our healthy olive pasta salad, bursting with herby goodness can be made in a matter of minutes.   Ingredients 350g/12oz penne, rigatoni or other similar shaped pasta 8-10 large sprigs of mint, leaves removed, and chopped 150g/5oz frozen peas 200g/7oz feta cheese, crumbled 50g/2oz bag of rocket leaves 1 lemon, grated…

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Especially Good Sweet Potatoes

Especially Good Sweet Potatoes

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 8 Everybody will say how good this is – and nobody will know how good it is for you. If you happen to have leftovers, it’s also great for breakfast or dessert. For an extra sweet touch, add chopped fresh pineapple or use pineapple juice instead of orange juice….

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Eggs Florentine by Sophie Dahl

Eggs Florentine by Sophie Dahl

A classic eggs Florentine is perfect for an indulgent weekend brunch.   Ingredients For the hollandaise sauce 100g/3½oz butter, cut into cubes 2 free-range egg yolks ½ tbsp cold water ½ tbsp lemon juice salt and freshly ground white pepper   For the eggs Florentine 2 English muffins, split in half horizontally, buttered 2 large…

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Egg-fried Rice

Egg-fried Rice

Egg-fried rice is easy to prepare and tastes great as a meal on its own. For the best result, make sure the rice is cooked and cooled beforehand so it won’t stick together when frying. Ingredients 1 egg 2 tsp sesame oil 2 tbsp vegetable oil 200g/7oz long-grain rice (uncooked weight), cooked and left to…

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Creamy Spinach Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

Rich avocado and puréed white beans give this crowd-pleasing, healthy Spinach Dip its creamy texture. Serve with carrots, celery and red bell pepper for dipping. Our Health Starts Here® recipes celebrate naturally flavorful whole foods by limiting added sodium and containing no extracted oils or refined sweeteners. From Whole Foods Market   Serves 8 Ingredients…

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Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curry powder and almond milk conspire here with the cauliflower to produce a full-flavored blended soup that’s creamy on the palate without including any actual cream. The toasted sunflower seeds on top are a beautiful touch both floating in the bowl and crunching in the mouth. From Whole Foods Market   Serves 4 Ingredients 1/4…

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Creamy Corn Empanadas

Creamy Corn Empanadas

Corn Empanadas are perfect for picnics or pop a couple of these creamy corn pasties in your lunch box. From BBC Food   Ingredients For the pastry 450g/1lb plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 60g/2¼oz butter, diced into 1cm/½in cubes 60g2¼oz lard or vegetable shortening, diced into 1cm/½in cubes   For the…

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Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

A hearty couscous salad that is so simple to make. For a slightly different flavour, use the zest and juice of one lime. Serve with plain grilled chicken or fish for an easy summer meal. From BBC Food   Ingredients 225g/8oz couscous 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped 1 red onion,…

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Corn Pancakes with Chilli Sauce

Corn Pancakes with Chilli Sauce

Corn Pancakes by Allegra McEvedy   Ingredients 280 g sweetcorn, fresh or frozen 1-2 spring onion, green part only, finely chopped 3 eggs 1 tbsp light soy sauce 3 tbsp plain flour groundnut oil, to fry, sunflower/veg also fine Asian chilli sauce, to serve   Method Mix the sweetcorn and spring onions together. Beat the…

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Chickpea dip and pitta fingers

Chickpea dip and pitta fingers

Chickpea dip: a combination of chickpeas, garlic, virtually fat free fromage frais and parsley. From Sainsbury’s Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 Minutes   Ingredients 410g can chickpeas, drained 1 small clove garlic 3 tablespoons Be Good To Yourself virtually fat free fromage frais 20g pack flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice…

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Chickpea Devilled Eggs

Chickpea Devilled Eggs

Chickpea Devilled Eggs from Whole Foods Market   Makes 2 dozen   Which came first, the chickpea or the egg? These rich and tangy devilled eggs with chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) are inspired by hummus, yet have an irresistible appeal all their own.   Ingredients 1 dozen eggs 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained,…

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Cheese and Vegetable Wholewheat Flan

Cheese and Vegetable Wholewheat Flan

Cheese and Vegetable Wholewheat Flan from Delia Smith   For this recipe – ideal for vegetarians – I use a 7 inch (18 cm) metal pie plate with a rim which is about 1½ inches (4 cm) deep. Serves 4-6   Ingredients For the pastry: 1½ oz (40 g) wholewheat flour 1½ oz (40 g)…

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Charred Onion and Swiss Cheese Tart

Charred Onion and Swiss Cheese Tart

Charred Onion and Swiss Cheese Tart from Delia Smith   East Anglia is not a place for gentle breezes, what you get here are mega-strong winds. Normally I quite enjoy the high drama of the lashing winds (or rather the sound of them), but on Sunday it was slightly different. I had settled in for…

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Celery Citrus Salad with Balsamic and Feta

Celery Citrus Salad with Balsamic and Feta

Celery Citrus Salad from Whole Foods Market   Serves 4   Crunchy celery contrasts with sweet, tender citrus in this lovely salad that perfectly exhibits how a touch of highly flavorful ingredients–balsamic vinegar and feta–can elevate a dish without adding too much in the way of fat or sodium.   Ingredients 5 satsumas, clementines or…

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Champ by James Martin

Champ by James Martin

Looking for an easy mashed potato recipe? James Martin’s creamy champ is perfect with sausages or pork chops. From BBC Food   Ingredients 1.35kg/3lb potatoes, well scrubbed and left whole in their jackets 290ml/½ pint milk 85g/3oz butter salt and white pepper 1 large bunch spring onions, finely chopped   Method Boil the potatoes in…

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Caramelised Onion Tartlets with Goats’ Cheese and Thyme

Caramelised Onion Tartlets with Goats’ Cheese and Thyme

From Delia Smith   When we made these tartlets for the photography, we couldn’t stop eating them! Crisp, light pastry with such a luscious filling – and also lovely as a first course at a supper party.   Makes 24 Ingredients For the pastry: 6 oz (175 g) plain flour 3 oz (75 g) butter,…

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Caramelised Balsamic and Red Onion Tarts with Goats’ Cheese

Caramelised Balsamic and Red Onion Tarts with Goats’ Cheese

From Delia Smith   The long, slow cooking of red onions and balsamic vinegar gives a lovely sweet, concentrated caramel consistency. These are then spooned into crisp cheese pastry cases and topped with melted goats’ cheese and sage. Serve them as a special first course with some balsamic-dressed salad leaves, or 2 tarts per person…

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