Spiced pumpkin pie

Spiced pumpkin pie From: Helen Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins Ingredients:
  • Sorry I dont measure anything but you are all clever and can work it out and yours will prob turn out even better than my pie! – Helen)
  • Shortcrust Pastry to cover pie dish of your choice
  • Pumpkin scrapings from carving, about 4 cups full
  • About 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinches of mixed spice, cinnamon and allspice powder
  • White and black sesame...
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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.
  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
  1. Top the carrots and give em a scrub.
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Elderflower fritters

Elderflower fritters Ingredients:
  • 10 or so just picked heads of elderflower
  • Tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Cup of Soymilk
  • Sugar
  • Self raising flour
  • Oil for frying
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  1. Whisk together the flaxseed/water and soymilk
  2. Add few tablespoons of sugar to taste
  3. Add in self raising flour until batter is thick like pancake batter
  4. Heat oil in pan ready for frying
  5. Holding the elderflower stalks, dip each flowerhead in batter and fry on one side until fluffy
  6. Dust with icing sugar and...
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Superfood nettles

Superfood nettles From: Helen Prep Time: 30 Mins Cooking Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 45 Mins Ingredients:
  • Big carrier bag full of nettle tips
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Splash of olive oil
  • Salt n Pepa
  1. Ok so they are not strictly a crop here at CropShare but we got enough of em! Nows a grand time to pick the new growth of nettles and enjoy the superfood nutrients. They reduce quite a bit when cooked, so go get your gloves...
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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.
  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
  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
  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
      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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