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Drop scones (egg- and dairy-free)

31st May 2020

Did you know that if you open a tin of pulses and drain it, you’re throwing away a completely animal-free alternative to eggs (look up ‘aquafaba’ online). Next time you open a tin of chickpeas or butter beans, try keeping …

Seaweed, leek and mushroom pasta

31st May 2020

A tasty seasonal recipe from Cat. Seaweed is a great way for us to ensure we get enough iodine, especially if we are vegan. Be careful, though, as overindulging can be too much of a good thing! Serves 2. Ingredients …

Celery, apple and cashew soup

31st May 2020

A recipe with seasonal ingredients Cat recommends, courtesy of the Guardian. Celery and apples are both in season in winter and partner each other very well. Cashews, with their high protein content, make this soup a nutritionally balanced meal. Serves …

Banana bread

31st May 2020

If you have bananas that have gone soft and are almost black, this will use them up! With bananas often ending up in our bins at the end of the week, this recipe (adapted from the BBC’s website) will help …

Smashed white bean and avocado sandwich

27th May 2020

What’s in it? 1 can white beans, rinsed and drained 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Juice of half a lemon 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced ½ cucumber, thinly sliced 2 avocados, pitted and thinly sliced 150g sprouted beans …

Chickpea, cherry tomato and feta salad

27th May 2020

Chickpea, cherry tomato and feta salad What’s in it? 1/4 cup canned chickpeas 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup crumbled feta 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/8 teaspoon salt Ground pepper …

Three bean pasta salad

27th May 2020

What’s in it? 150-200g pasta shells 300g green beans, trimmed and cut into thirds 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/3 cup red-wine vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 can chickpeas, …

Mashed chickpea salad

27th May 2020

What’s in it? 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup celery, sliced 1/2 cup carrots, diced 1/4 cup spring onion, sliced 1/4 cup or so hummus or tahini 1 – 2 tablespoons mustard (stoneground or dijon) dash of garlic …

Mojito cakes

27th May 2020

This is an energy-saving recipe for the microwave contributed by Ian Cummings, finalist in the Great British Bake Off 2015, to celebrate Earth Hour in 2017. These cakes take less than 10 minutes to prepare. Ingredients: For the cakes: 60 …

Soda bread

27th May 2020

Ingredients 250g plain white flour 250g plain wholemeal flour 100g oats 1 tsp salt 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 50g margarine 250ml soy milk 250ml rapeseed oil Method Preheat oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Mix the flour, oats, salt and …

Dutch-style cupcakes

27th May 2020

Ingredients 200g plain flour, sifted 200g caster sugar 4 tablespoons almond meal or more flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 5 tablespoons rapeseed oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon white vinegar 225ml water 2 apples, thinly sliced …

Beetroot and pear cake

27th May 2020

Ingredients 120g beetroot (grated) 100g chopped pear or apple 110g sultanas 60g chopped walnuts or almonds 140g self-raising white flour 180g self-raising wholemeal flour 170g sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger 100ml rapeseed oil 100ml soya milk 200ml water …

Nut roast and veg

24th Apr 2020

This recipe is one from the 8th Day Cooperative - it might take a while to make but it definitely serves more than the 4-6 suggested!

Ful medames tagliatelle

22nd Apr 2020

This is a combination of my favourite foods!

Mushroom and courgette risotto

22nd Apr 2020

Add 1 cup of risotto rice (short grain) and 1/2 tsp of dried thyme - stir in and then add 1/2 cup of white wine or beer. Stir this in until evaporated and then start adding hot vegetable stock a cup at a time, stirring constantly and adding the next cup of stock when the liquid has evaporated.

Winter salad

3rd Mar 2018

In an effort to boost the immune system, and to eat seasonally and veggie, here is a little recipe Cat made.

Recipes for your bee-friendly rapeseed oil

20th Feb 2018

Have you already bought some high-quality bee-friendly British rapeseed oil produced while avoiding the use of harmful pesticides? If you’d like more information about the issues, you can find out more here. But if you’ve already got a bottle of …

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UYL - Sourdough September again !

30th Aug 2017

Sourdough September is when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough! Have a go at making your own sourdough bread . . .

Eating Better for a Fair Green Healthy Future

How to make an energy-saving dessert in 9 easy steps

23rd Mar 2017

We can’t all star in the Great British Bake Off like eco-friendly baker Ian Cummings (pictured right) – but we can all help to save energy when we cook. Ian is celebrating Earth Hour 2017 (25 March) by sharing his energy-saving favourite recipe – delicious …

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UYL - Ready for Sourdough September?

28th Aug 2016

Sourdough September is when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough! The Campaign is encouraging Real Bread bakers everywhere to organise their own local events and activities from 1-30 September, …

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