Ingredients 700 ml water 1 vegetable stock cube 4 potatoes (approx. 200 g) 1 carrot (approx.75 g) 2-3 leeks (approx. 400 g) 1 small piece of celeriac (approx. 25 g) 25 ml soya cream black pepper, to taste 1-2 teaspoons sherry (optional) Method Peel the celeriac, carrot and potatoes then[…]

Celeriac, Leek and Potato Soup

  Ingredients 1 small onion diced 20g (¾oz) butter 200g (7oz) watercress  75g (3oz) cooked potato 1 litre (1¾ pints) vegetable or chicken stock 400g (13oz) salmon fillet, skinned 4tsp half-fat crème fraîche, optional Sauté onion gently in the butter for 8 minutes. Roughly chop the watercress, add to onion[…]

Watercress and Flaked Salmon Soup

  Ingredients 1kg (2lb) butternut squash, cut into cubes, seeds reserved 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 red chilli, finely chopped 600ml (1pt) vegetable (or chicken stock, for a non-veggie version) 4 slices sourdough, toasted 75g (3oz) soft goat’s cheese extra-virgin olive oil,[…]

Butternut, Chilli and Cumin Soup with Goat’s Cheese Toast

  Ingredients 1 large butternut squash 1 onion, peeled and thickly sliced 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1tbsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped salt pepper 4-5tbsp olive oil 200g whole chestnuts 1.5 litres vegetable stock 1-2tsp smoked paprika handful dried wild mushrooms   Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6. Peel[…]

Butternut Squash and Chestnut Soup

Ingredients 2 x 15g Japanese miso paste sachets (we used Clearspring) 1 chicken breast, skinned and sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ tsp grated ginger 8 shiitake mushrooms, sliced Dash of soy sauce ¼ Savoy cabbage, finely shredded Method   Pour 600ml (1 pint) boiling water into a pan and[…]

Chicken Miso soup

Ingredients 1kg vine tomatoes, halved 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp caraway seeds handful fresh thyme, leaves picked 1 large onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1 vegetable stock cube, made up with 800ml hot water For the topping 1 tbsp sunflower seeds 1 tbsp sesame seeds 70g feta, crumbled[…]

Roasted Tomato and Caraway Soup

As well as magical sachets, you can make herbs into infusions. Add one level teaspoon (5 ml) of coarsely chopped dried herbs or two level teaspoons (10 ml) of freshly chopped leaves or flowers to a cup of boiling water; leave it for five minutes and strain. Once the liquid[…]

Herbal Infusions

Cleansing your Lungs For Smokers and Ex Smokers Needed Ingredients: 1 pound of onion Ginger root (size of a thumb) 2 tablespoons of turmeric 1pound of sugar (you can use honey or maple syrup) 1 quart of water Preparation: In a pot pour the water and then include the sugar.[…]

Cleansing your Lungs

  Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 x 220g pack Tenderstem broccoli, half finely chopped, half broken into florets  2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 250g (8 3/4oz) fresh or frozen peas 8 eggs 50g (1 3/4oz) mature Cheddar, coarsely grated 50g (1 3/4oz) lighter crème fraîche, to serve ½ tsp[…]

Broccoli, Pea and Cheddar Frittata

  Ingredients 400g butternut squash, peeled and cut into small chunks 2 tsp olive oil 150g light ready rolled shortcrust pastry 100g Stilton, crumbled 2 tbsp cranberry sauce 3 eggs 200ml light double cream 50ml milk few sprigs thyme, chopped, to serve green salad, to serve (optional)   Heat the[…]

Crustless Stilton and Squash Quiche

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