Beginner recipes

  • Perfect for veggies (and vegans if you omit the cheese) this lentil bolognese is a brilliant weekend dinner option for just £1.40 a head. We promise carnivores won't even miss the meat!

  • This wonderful Goulash is from The Melting Pot Cookbook by the Isaro Community Iniative.  A hearty stew-type dish that's popular in Roma cuisine this delicious pot of Goulash comes together wi

  • Fresh herbs sometimes only last a couple of days and it can be hard to know what to do with any extras. Why not whip up a batch of Zhoug, a Middle-Eastern herb sauce made with coriander and parsley.

  • This is a great recipe to use up any leftover haggis and potatoes. A perfect brunch post-burns Night and tastes just as good with Vegetarian haggis! 

  • Are your bread-end-crusts always forgotten at the bottom of the bread bag?

  • This rich and indulgent chocolate cake is perfect for using up leftover chocolate bits and pieces – ideal for an after-Christmas treat!

     

  • Italian-style breadcrumbs, flavoured with herbs, garlic and lemon zest. Use generously to add a dash of texture and a pop of flavour to anything from pasta, soups, risotto and salads.

  • The perfect side dish to liven up your roasts – fact! This would go banging with lamb for your Sunday lunch, or indeed for a vegetarian/vegan mezze.

  • This stuffed apples recipe is simple to pull together, and makes for a great light bite with a mixed salad.

  • Perfect as a light starter before a rich Christmas dinner, smoked salmon is readily available in small packets meaning you can ensure you don’t buy more than you need.

  • This seasonal spiced, apple topped French toast is perfect for a lazy brunch with friends and family, a clever classic recipe from Le Creuset

  • A simple way to create a tasty dish from your leftover potatoes and bacon.