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Shallot & Butterbean Casserole

Filling, tasty and beyond peeling a few shallots and chopping some garlic, this casserole takes practically no time to prepare!


8 Shallots, peeled and trimmed

3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

2 tins of tomatoes

2 tins of butterbeans, drained and rinsed

1 tbsp of tomato puree

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil


1. Preheat the oven to 160c/ 320f/ gas mark 2.

Leek & Mushroom Soup

Roasting or frying mushrooms until they become a deep golden brown really brings out their incredible flavour which gives this soup its intense natural richness… you wouldn’t believe it wasn’t laden with double cream!

Ingredients to feed 4 for lunch or a light supper:

Firecracker Cauliflower

This is a delicious, speedy side dish, packed full of fiery flavour… perfect for a mid week meal to go with an Asian inspired curry!

2 red onions, finely sliced
2 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
1 large thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely diced
1 cauliflower, broken into bite size florets
1 red chilli, finely sliced
2 tsp honey
2 tbsp tamari sauce
The juice of half a lime plus 4 lime wedges to serve
Coconut oil or olive oil

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.