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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.

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

2. Cut the cabbage head in half.

3. Remove the core by cutting along 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, chickpeas 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 plant based mayonnaise 

1/4 of a lemon

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper



Herby Garlic Butter

This is a great way to use up those last few sprigs of herbs or cloves of garlic. It freezes brilliantly too, ready and waiting to make some jazzed up garlic bread or melting onto hot sweetcorn!



Quantities for this recipe are very flexible so whether you have a little bit less or want to use a little bit more, it’s totally up to you. Here are our guideline recommendations:


A handful of basil, stalks included

A couple of sprigs of rosemary, stalks removed

Naked Slaw

We love a classic slaw but sometimes the occasion calls for a dressed down version! So we’ve jumbled up ALL the crunchy veggies with zesty lemon and fresh mint… simply delicious served with crispy baked Jersey Royal potatoes and BBQ’d veggie skewers!


To serve 8 as a side dish:


1/2 a Summer cabbage or spring greens

2 red onions

1 bunch of carrots

2 tablespoons of olive oil

The juice of 2 lemons