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Onion Prep Top Tips!

How Do You Like These Onions!

How you prepare an onion is totally dependant on the dish you’re creating. From a slow cook to a speedy salad, onions provide a delicious flavour.  

Whole Peeled Onions

Totally delicious left whole or halved then nestled into a tray of potatoes before roasting… or wrapped in foil with olive oil and woody herbs then baked in the oven for about an hour until soft and tender.


Veggie Miso Broth

This miso broth is quick to make, tastes amazing and is packed with so many veggies, you just know it’s doing you good.



3 tbsp of Miso paste

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 thumb sized piece of ginger, grated

1 red chilli

1 red pepper, finely sliced

1/4 cabbage, finely shredded

2 flat mushrooms

Large handful of Tenderstem broccoli with the bottoms trimmed

2 courgettes, spiralised or peeled into ribbons with a potato peeler

Tamari sauce

Garlic Cauli Mash

A delicious, light alternative to potato mash!


Ingredients to serve 5 - 6 people:

2 heads of cauliflower, outer leaves removed

2 cloves of garlic, peeled

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper



1. Break up the head into florets of equal size and chop up the core into small pieces then pace it all in a large saucepan along with enough water to half cover the cauliflower.

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes make a delicious alternative to regular potatoes and piled up with this munchy, garlicky kale mixture you’re on to a #vegpowered vegelicious winner!

Recipe feeds 2 as a main course or 4 as a side dish.


2 sweet potatoes
8 stalks of kale
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 red chilli, finely chopped
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil


How To Prep A Cabbage

Were here to help you be the master of your kitchen!

Here are our top tips to get the most out of you cabbages...

1. Strip back the outer leaves and set them aside.

2. Cut the cabbage head in half.

3. Remove the core by cutting cutting alongs the core which will naturally create an upside down 'v' shape then remove and disgard the core.

Kale & Potato Soup

This soup is as frugal as it is comforting and delicious… soft potatoes, sweet onions and nourishing kale in a savoury-sweet broth! 


Ingredients to serve 4 - 6 people 

2 white onions

2 cloves of garlic

2 sprigs of rosemary, leaves only

2 medium sized potatoes

2 good quality vegetable stock cubes

4 or 5 stalks of kale

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil



Rustic Bean Stew

This is a delicious, light, sunny tasting stew, packed full of flavour from all the veggies… a great, rustic dish to cook up for a crowd to enjoy on a Spring evening served with Garlic Cauli Mash and crusty bread.


Ingredients to serve 6:

2 - 3 carrots, tops removed, scrubbed and diced

2 sticks of celery, diced

2 white onions, diced

4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

2 tins of chopped tomatoes

2 tins of butterbeans or white beans of your choice

Rosemary Salt

This rosemary salt is an absolute treat to have in the cupboard… it’s perfect to add a quick pinch of herby seasoning to anything you’re cooking or as a fragrant finishing salt for crispy roast potatoes!



1 part rosemary leaves removed form the stalks 

4 parts sea salt

e.g 1 tablespoon of rosemary leaves & 4 tablespoon of sea salt


Equipment we’ve used:

Classic Coleslaw

You just can’t beat home made coleslaw… packed full of crunchy veggies and dressed in a cool, silky smooth dressing… no BBQ or picnic sandwich is complete without it!


To serve 8 as a side dish:


1/2 a summer cabbage or savoy cabbage

2 red onions

1 bunch of carrots

3 tablespoons of mayonnaise or veganaise 

1/4 of a lemon

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper