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Boulangere potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Layers of potato and onion cooked in butter and stock. A delicious side dish for meat, fish, or vegetarian dishes. To make the dish more substantial, add some grated cheese, sprinkled over the top just before you bake it. The chilli flakes are optional.

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Minestrone Soup

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Minestrone soup

A beautiful minestrone soup, warming, nutritious and filling.

Based on vegetable stock, with onion, zucchini, beans, celery, tomatoes, carrot, spinach, garlic, parsley, oregano, basil, thyme and pasta, my minestrone soup packs a powerful nutritious punch as well as being vegetarian, easy to make and delicious.   Read more

Curried Red Lentil Soup

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Simple, comforting and healthy, my red lentil soup is nutritious and vegetarian-friendly.  The addition of mild curry powder gives it a flavour boost without being overpowering.  Eat now, make ahead for work lunches or freeze for later.  Read more

Dry Potato Curry (Indian-style)

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Dry potato curry (Indian style)

This beautifully aromatic dry potato curry will bring a touch of India to your home, as a side dish or substantial vegetarian main, served with naan bread or chapatis and your favourite condiments.  Read more

The Smoothie Collection – favourite smoothies from around the web

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5 steps to make a perfect smoothie

Blend up a smoothie – an easy and delicious way to boost your daily fruit and vegetable intake in 5 minutes.


  • Pour a liquid base like milk, plain or fruit yoghurt, fruit juice, coconut milk, coconut water or almond milk into a blender.
  • Top with your favourite fruit and/or vegetables.
  • Add a little honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla essence or sweetener of your choice (if needed)
  • Drop in a few ice cubes or some crushed ice and
  • Blend until smooth.

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Pumpkin Soup Collection


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Nine easy and delicious pumpkin soups for lunch, dinner, to make ahead and reheat at work, or to freeze for a busy night (but add the cream later).

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Avocado pastries

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Today I’m sharing a family favourite – avocado pastries.  Make this dish your own by changing the fillings to suit your own taste, making it as elegant or as casual as you like.   Read more

Vegetarian Pizza Collection

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Vegetarian pizzas

Here are 20 vegetarian pizzas that are so full of flavour your die-hard meat lovers won’t even miss their salami or ham.

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Vegetable soup for a cold night

Vegetable soup
Vegetable soup for a cold night

An easy filling and warming vegetable soup to beat the winter chills.

Serve it with a swirl of pesto, a sprinkle of parmesan, and fresh garlic bread.

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