BeBe’s Gazpacho

BeBe’s Gazpacho From: My housemate BeBe 🙂 Prep Time: 1 Hours 30 Mins Cooking Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 1 Hours 30 Mins Yields: Enough for 4 bowls Ingredients:
  • 2 ridge cucumbers
  • 10 or so large tomatoes
  • Few cloves garlic
  • Mint leaves
  • Splash olive oil
  • Salt n Pepper
  • Using a blender makes it easy as.
Directions:
  1. Roast the tomatoes in the oven until soft and peel off the skins – normally I wouldn’t recommend to do this fussy step but its easy and makes a...
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Carrot top pesto pasta with roasted carrots

Carrot top pesto pasta with roasted carrots From: Helen- sorry I don’t measure anything Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins Yields: Enough for four peeps Ingredients:
  • Big bunch of carrots with tops on
  • Few handfuls pine nuts, cashews, whichever nuts ya fancy or have in the cupboard
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooked pasta to serve
  • Food processor makes this a breeze
Directions:
  1. Top the carrots and give em a scrub.
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Bebe’s Borscht

Bebe’s Borscht From: Helen Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 20 Mins Yields: Enough for five people Ingredients:
  • About 8 medium sized beetroot
  • Couple of potatoes
  • Dill
  • Veggie stock
  • Black pepper
  • To serve: finely chopped onion, yogurt, fresh herbs such as dill, parsley.
Directions:
  1. Chop up the beetroot and potato into small chunks and boil under tender
  2. Blend up with the veggie stock and dill
  3. Add black pepper to taste
  4. Serve with a blob of yogurt and fresh herbs if youve got some
Notes:My housemate Bebe...
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Spaghetti Squash and sauce

Spaghetti Squash and sauce Total Time: 1 Hours 20 Mins Yields: Enough for 4 peeps Ingredients:
  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 4 large onions, chopped
  • 2 tins tomatoes, or fresh
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Handful of chard, chopped up very fine
  • Cup of sundried tomatoes, rehydrated and chopped into small chunks
  • Veggie stock or celery salt
  • Good handful of fresh basil leaves or dried
  • Sprinkling of black olives and more basil to garnish
Directions:
  1. Quarter the Spaghetti Squash and roast the in the oven at around...
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Warming squash soup

Warming squash soup Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 40 Mins Ingredients:
  • Veg oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large squash (e.g. Uchiki kuri, blue or green Kuri squash, Crown Prince squash, few little Harlequin squash)
  • Veg stock
  • Paprika
Optional topping
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Soy sauce or tamari
Directions:
  1. Fry onions in veg oil in a deep pot
  2. Chop up the squash and lob in
  3. Turn down pot to a simmer and pour in veg stock
  4. Add some paprika (smoked paprika is nice if...
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Vegan Fig Tarte Tatin

Vegan Fig Tarte Tatin Prep Time: 30 Mins Cooking Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 1 Hours 0 Mins Ingredients:
    For the pastry
    • pinch of salt
    • 225g flour
    • 100g margarine
    • 2 1/2 tbsp cold water
    For the filling
    • 100g sugar
    • 1tsp powdered vanilla, or 1 vanilla pod
    • 8-10 figs
    • 75g margarine
    Directions:
      For the pastry
      1. In a large bowl mix the salt and flour.
      2. Gradually add the margarine in small pieces and mix well using a hand mixer (or spoon / hand).
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      Chard Filo Layer Pie

      Chard Filo Layer Pie From: Helen Prep Time: 45 Mins Cooking Time: 25 Mins Total Time: 1 Hours 10 Mins Yields: One big pie Ingredients:
      • Sheets filo pastry (I used bought frozen pastry sheets)
      • About 3 large bags of chard (use loads it cooks down to a really small amount)
      • Oil
      • 3 Onions
      • Block of firm tofu
      • Lemon juice
      • Dried dill
      • Sesame seeds
      Directions:
      1. Chop and fry onions in a little oil until soft, put to one side
      2. Chop up chard into quite small bits and steam...
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      Purple coleslaw

      Purple coleslaw From: Helen Prep Time: 20 Hours 0 Mins Total Time: 20 Hours 0 Mins Yields: Big bowlful to share Ingredients:
      • 1/2 Red cabbage
      • 2 raw beetroots
      • Mayonaise of choice
      • Herbs to garnish
      Directions:
      1. Grate half of the cabbage, and chop up roughly the other half.
      2. Grate the beetroot up.
      3. Mix em both together and coat with mayonaise. I am a massive vegan so made this mayonaise http://peanutbutterandvegan.com/april-all-natural-day-5/ (Clever recipe- made out of oil and water from a tin of chickpeas- honest!)
      4. The mayonaise...
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      Nettle and Rocket Soup

      Nettle and Rocket Soup From: Axel Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 40 Mins Yields: serves 3-4 as a starter Ingredients:
      • 100g nettles, roughly chopped
      • 100g rocket, roughly chopped
      • 1 onion, diced
      • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
      • 2 small potatoes, cubed
      • 750ml vegetable stock
      • salt, pepper
      Directions:
      1. Fry the onions, potatoes, nettles and stalky bits of the rocket in a little olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and vegetable stock and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
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      Waterland’s finest brassica shoots

      Waterland’s finest brassica shoots From: Helen (that’s why there’s no measurements- sorry but it’s how I roll) Prep Time: 3 Mins Cooking Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 13 Mins Ingredients:
      • Handful of Waterland’s finest brassica shoots for each person
      • Chopped onion
      • Clove or two of garlic
      • Rapeseed oil
      • Chinese five spice
      • Pinch salt or a splash of soy sauce
      • Twist of black pepper
      Directions:
      1. So chop your onion and garlic and cook til soft or however you like it in a bit of oil...
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