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Magic Banana Ice Cream

This is truely magical ice cream... it's made using just 1 ingredient and has all the wonderful, cooling, scrumptious deliciousness of normal ice cream!

To make approximately 1 litre of ice cream:

6 Bananas

 

Equipment we’ve used:

Kenwood food processor with s-shape application (the standard blending/chopping application)

Greaseproof paper

Freezable container

 

Method:

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

Who can resist a tomato and basil combo?! These flavour bursting bruschettas can be assembled in minutes for a real taste of the Med!

 

Ingredients per person:

 

2 slices of bread of your choice, we love using Vegbred!

A handful of tomatoes, ideally at room temperature

1 spring onion

4 or 5 basil leaves

1 small clove of garlic, peeled

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Extra virgin olive oil

 

Method:

 

Crushed Minty Peas & Avocado Toasts

This is a super fresh, summery take on smashed avocado… serve as a dip with crunchy veggies to dunk or dolloped on top of toast for a deliciously light breakfast, brunch or snack.

 

To serve 2:

Ingredients:

2 handfuls of podded garden peas

1 avocado

A small handful of mint leaves, removed from the stalks

1/4 of a lemon

Olive oil

Sea salt 

Freshly ground black pepper

4 slices of bread of your choice, we love using Vegbred

 

Celery & Apple Slaw

This is the perfect slaw for a hot, sunny day… crunchy, juicy, light and so refreshing!

 

Ingredients to serve 4 - 6 as a side:

4 sticks of celery 

4 spring onions

1/2 cucumber

2 apples

1 handful of fresh mint leaves 

The juice of 1 lemon

1 big handful of pumpkin seeds

Sea salt 

Olive oil

 

Method:

Chunky Guac

Who doesn’t love a bowl of guacamole in the middle of the table to dunk into? We love it dolloped on top of a fresh crunchy salad… piled into a sandwich… topped over tacos or simply to dip a tortilla chip into!

 

Ingredients for 4 portions:

1/2 red onion

1 green chilli

2 avocados 

Juice of 2 limes

Olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

 

Method:

Veggie Stir-Fry Jumble

This is a delicious jumble to make when you’ve got those odd bits and bobs left in the fridge to use up… use the ingredients list as a guideline adding what you have available! 

 

Ingredients to serve 4:

2-3 cloves garlic, finely diced

1 or 2 chillies, seeded and finely diced

A thumb sized piece of ginger, grated or finely diced

1 or 2 peppers, seeded and diced

A handful of mushrooms, diced

2-3 sticks of celery

3-4 spring onions or 2 red onions

2 courgettes, topped, tailed and diced

Summer Pea Salad 

The English pea season is short and sweet so we like to take any opportunity for maximum pea-licious gobbling! This salad is so fresh, light and zippy, it couldn’t be simpler to make and it is a perfect partner to pretty much any meal.

 

Ingredients to serve 4 as a side dish:

1 Cos lettuce or 2 Baby Gem lettuces

5 or 6 spring onions

2 handfuls of shelled garden peas

The zest and juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp of good quality olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper