Love Your Bike welcomes today’s announcement by Norman Baker M.P (Transport Minister) that Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) £4.9 million key component bid for the GM Commuter Cycle project has been successful.
On Sunday 10th July, thirteen intrepid Manchester Friends of the Earth supporters will cycle 55 miles from Manchester to Blackpool to raise funds to support the organisation’s environmental campaigning work. 
Saturday 25th June saw the second of our cycle style events in Manchester Arndale under the Bike Fabulous banner.
Did you go to the Manchester FoE event of the year? If you did, what a fab evening! If you didn’t, bad luck…maybe next time? Manchester FoE’s fundraiser Dine Out Veg Out, held at Kro Piccadilly, was not only an … Continue reading
You’ll probably already be aware of Manchester: A Certain Future (M: ACF). This is Manchester’s climate change Action Plan, to which Manchester FoE made a substantial contribution. The plan was launched on behalf of the city at our public meeting … Continue reading
The pastry 200g flour, 100g butter, a bit of salt and a tiny bit of water Dice a few potatoes – cook them for 5 mins or so Chop an onion – fry them for a few mins. Dice 3 … Continue reading
Recipe Competition – Catherine Lindley – Basmati rice with raisins, saffron and grated orange rind. Mung dal and sauteed mixed vegetables.
A tbsp of sunflower oil, warmed. Add cumin, coriander, turmeric powder to warmed oil, followed immediately by chopped ginger root. Begin to add chopped vegetables – (onion, garlic if you can handle them), zucchini (courgettes), celery, grated carrot, toss and … Continue reading
100g peanut butter 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 teaspoons of soy sauce 1 teaspoon vinegar pinch of crushed chillis Serve with rice and stir fried veg (optional) – add cashew nuts – add chicken style quorn- add chick style nuggets … Continue reading
1 small pumpkin peeled and cubed 3 carrots diced 1 small onion 2 tbsp oil 1tsp cumin seeds 1.5 tsp mustard seeds 0.5 tsp tumeric 0.5 tsp cinnamon Toast whole spices until the mustard seeds pop. Fry onion in oil … Continue reading
Refried Beans with quorn mince and onion Served with nachos and natural yogurt (if allowed) 2.5 cups of dry pinto beans 3 quarts of water 0.5 cup chopped onion 2 tbsp olive oil 2 crushed garlic cloves 0.25 cups of … Continue reading
Gently fry one onion until softenedAdd 1 chopped broccoli for a minute or two and 6 oz pasta for a minute or so Add enough veg to stock to cover and simmer Meanwhile: Make a cheese roux (1 tbsp button, … Continue reading
Take Halloumi, sliced and fried in olive oil til golden- red peppers, grilled till black, peel black skin off and slice into strips. Add halved cherry tomatoes or chopped tomatoes- salad greens. Drizzle balsamic and olive oil vinigrette dressing Toss … Continue reading
1 Fry up the veg: onion, garlic, peppers, beans 2 Add rice and some spices -paprika, turmeric 3 Add a (very) generous slug of sherry 4 Add vegetable stock 5 Simmer till all cooked up Enjoy with a glass of … Continue reading
Boil the rice and mix veg, then take off top of pepper and remove seeds. Fill pepper and bake for 30 mins, gas mark 5
4 large chestnut mushrooms 1 large courgette 2cm length of root ginger(grated) 2 large garlic cloves per person sesame seeds, soy sauce and noodles Heat some vegetable oil in a wok, briefly soften the garlic and ginger in the hot … Continue reading
Brown onions, garlic and chilli flakes until soft, add 1L stock and half a butternut squash; cover for 15 minutes. Remove everything from pan and add risotto rice, cook for a minute and then add the squash etc. back to … Continue reading
Risotto Rice 500g Co-op fairtrade organic white wine Seasonal veg – great for when you have a glut of courgettes and potatoes Pumpkin seeds and pine nuts Onions Oat cream Margarine Stock Add it all in a big pan, you … Continue reading
Baked stuffed aubergine with feta, walnuts and butternut squash mixed with cumin, thyme and garlic served with butternut squash and sour cream mash and wilted spinach
Chop the body into even sizes (leaving the skin on), scoop out the seedsLayer the chunks upside down (skin upwards) in a cookng pot, add a little water (3″) or place them on a rack so they steam up. Remove … Continue reading
4x limes if large, more if small 100ml Triple Sec 200ml Tequila Lots of crushed ice Soda water, a dash to taste Blend it all together or mix in a shaker, with gusto Wear your special hat!