Quinoa, Lentil & Nut Roast

This vegan nut roast is perfect for autumn Sunday lunch, or for Christmas dinner. The leftovers work really well the next day in a sandwich too The quantities below filled a 1lb loaf tin, enough for 3 to 4 adults 1 tbsp olive oil1 onion – diced1 carrot – grated1 clove garlic -finely chopped100g mushrooms…

Broad Bean and Potato Cakes

If you grow your own broad beans, you’re probably suffering from a bit of a glut right now. They do freeze well and will last well into next year if you pod them and freeze them as you harvest You can also use shop bought or frozen broad beans. In all cases, it’s best to…

Aubergine Schnitzel with Broad Bean & Bulgur Wheat Pilaf

Ingredients 1 large aubergineOlive oil75g smoked cheddar1 eggPanko breadcrumbs250g broad beans (shelled weight)150g bulgur wheat2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon lemon juice2 spring onions, finely slicedParsley – finely choppedDill – finely choppedSea salt Method Heat the oven to 200oC Top and tail the aubergines and thinly slice off the edge if two opposing lengthwide edges. Slice…

Yogurt with Charred Cauliflower & Tahini

A Middle Eastern inspired quick side dish, or served as part of a mezze Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil1 small cauliflower – broken into bite sized pieces1 red pepper – cut into 2cm dice2 cloves garlic – finely chopped5-6 tablespoons natural yogurt3 tablespoons tahiniA large handful of herbs such a mint, coriander, parsley, dill –…

Glamorgan Sausages with Wild Garlic Colcannon

This is my version of the traditional Welsh sausage made from leeks and caerphilly cheese, and featured in my 2009 book, available in softback, hardback and ebook formats Extra mature or smoked cheddar works well if you can’t get Caerphilly Leave out the wild garlic is you don’t live near somwhere you can forage for…

Vegan Pesto, Mushroom and Tomato Tart with Crispy Leeks

A simple, tasty and colourful tart packed with vegetables INGREDIENTSFor the pesto3 large handfuls of kale, tough stems removed100g whole, blanched hazelnuts30g basil leavesJuice of half a lime1 clove garlicOlive oilSea salt 1 pack of ready rolled puff pastry150g mushrooms – sliced1 leek – halved lengthways then finely slicedA handful of cherry tomatoes – halvedChili…

Miso & Tahini Cauliflower with Black Rice Salad

If you can’t get black rice, you can make this using brown basmati rice, bulghar wheat, quinoa or freekeh in its place INGREDIENTSFor the marinade3 tablespoons tahini1 tablespoon misoJuice of 1 lemon2 cloves garlic – crushed1 teaspoon paprikaSea salt 1 cauliflower120g black rice2 tomatoes – dicedHalf a cucumber – diced2 spring onions – finely slicedHandful…

Spicy Mushroom Pie

Inspired by the spicy mushroom lasagne recipe in Ottolenghi’s excellent Flavour, this is a simplified version, using the mushroom ragout as the base for a meat free shepherds pie Ingredients1 tablespoon olive oil1 onion – finely chopped2 cloves garlic – crushed1 small carrot – peeled and finely diced600g mushrooms2 dried chilis15g dried mushrooms2 tablespoons tomato…

Kale & Basil Pesto with Miso

Great as a topping for pizza or flatbreads, or stir through pasta Ingredients 50g cashew nuts100g kale – stalks removed30g basil2 cloves garlic1 teaspoon misoJuice of half a lime2 tablespoons olive oil½ teaspoon salt Method Put the cashews in a bowl, cover with boiling water from the kettle, and leave for at least an hour…

Seared Courgettes with Pasta & Blue Cheese

Ingredients120g wholewheat pasta – I use penne2 tablespoons olive oil2 small, firm courgettes – cut into random shaped chunks4 cloves garlic – finely chopped50g walnuts – roughly broken150ml double cream70g blue cheese – I used DolcelatteChili flakes (optional)A few sage leavesSea saltBlack pepper MethodBring a pan of water to the boil, then add the pasta…