Recipes

  • Save those veg from the bottom of the fridge and give them a new lease of life in this inventive curry which is as light as it is healthy.

  • Seasonal, thick, nourishing... What’s not to like about the classic Broccoli and Stilton soup, especially on a cold day?

  • Turn a winter warmer into a summer sensation by adding some colourful fruit.

  • A traditional West Country open pie that’s cheap, filling and quick to make. It’s best eaten warm rather than hot, and it’s really good cold so ideal for picnics or lunchboxes.

  • This classic lentil soup is a treat for vegetarians as well as meat eaters, and can be further enhanced with lots of different vegetables.

  • A piece of gammon is a practical joint for a family lunch. Serve it with parsley sauce, mashed potatoes or a vegetable mash.

  • Stuff boring old-fashioned peppers! There’s a new sheriff in town – pretty, pointy Ramiro peppers with thin skins that don’t need to be pre-cooked before stuffing.

  • Puff pastry transforms unappetizing left-over vegetables into a brand new dish!

  • Pretty much anything that’s close to its use-by date can be transformed under the guise of a Spanish omelette.

  • This vegan-friendly gnocchi is very simple to make – and easy on the pocket too. Use baked potatoes or left-over mash which is a bit dried up.

  • You don’t need to make the curry paste from scratch - you can use a ready made green or red Thai curry paste. However ready made paste often contains fish so it is not suitable for vegetarians.

  • This stuffed marrow with mince recipe is easy and delicious. You can use your favourite mince recipe such as bolognese or chilli (or vegetarian options) to stuff a marrow, so do experiment.