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Aubergine Lasagne

RECIPE FOR APPROXIMATELY 4 SERVINGS:
2 to 3 aubergines, sliced lengthways
2 shallots or onions finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1/2 tube of tomato puree
1 x 400g tin butter beans (drained and rinsed under cold water)
2 tbsp of mixed herbs
2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp of pesto of your choice
1 oven proof dish
 

Panzanella AKA Funky Bread Salad

If you haven’t tried Panzanella before - it’s a delicious Tuscan bread salad full of fresh veggies, a tangy dressing and chunks of bread that you think is past it’s best but is actually transforms into the star of the show to soak up all those flavours packed juices!

 

Ingredients to serve 4-6 people:

1/4 of a loaf of bread - ideally bread that is a few days old or whatever you have available - we used Vegbred Sweet Potato Tin Loaf

1 small shallot, finely diced

2 tablespoons of cider vinegar or red wine vinegar

Simple Asparagus

This isn’t really a recipe - more a great way of cooking one of our champion seasonal veg - the mighty Asparagus! We only ever supply Asparagus during the British season so it’s a real treat when its ready in the Spring! We love these green gold spears served with crunchy Vegbred Sweet Potato Sourdough toast and our delicious Garlic, Lemon & Parsley Butter Sauce.

 

Serves 2 as a side:

200g Asparagus

Olive oil

Sea salt

Tartar Sauce

This is a delicious, salty, puchy sauce, ideal for slathering in a sarnie or dolloping on top of our funky 'No Fish Cakes'!

Ingredients:

1 small red onion or 1 shallot, peeled and finely diced

3 teaspoons of capers, drained and chopped

A small handful of parsley, finely chopped

3 tablespoons of plant based mayo

Half a lemon

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

 

Method:

Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

This is a lip smacking, delicious sauce perfect fro drizzling over our 'No-Fish Cakes', over a pan of wilted greens or stirred through pasta!

 

Ingredients for 4 - 6 portions

1 tbsp olive oil

1-2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely minced or grated

80g of natural butter

The juice of the 1 lemons from the cakes

A small handful of parsley, finely chopped

Sea salt

 

Method:

Tex Mex Black Beans With Tomatoes

This is a versatile jumble of Tex Mex inspired flavours and satisfying ingredients. We love them as part of a picky board with a fresh cucumber and mint salad and a crumble of Violife Greek style cheese or ideal for piling on toast with avocado and fresh chilli.

 

Ingredients for 2-4 portions:

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and grated

1 red onion, peeled and finely diced

A handful or 150g vine tomatoes

1 jar or tin of black beans, drained and rinsed

Dried oregano or mixed dried herbs

Paprika Potato Salad & Roast Garlic Dressing

Salads sometimes have a bad rep of being boring not filling… well not this salad! We’ve packed in satisfying potatoes, crunch and a delicious roast garlic dressing and it’s very simple to put together - you’ve got to give this one a go!

 

Ingredients to serve 3-4 people:

2 medium to large potatoes

2 cloves of garlic

1-2 tsp smoked sweet paprika

1 red onion

1 red pepper

2 big handfuls of rocket leaves

The juice of 1 lemon

Olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper

Fresh Five Veg Rice Salad

This is a really great salad to have up your sleeve - it’s fresh, packed full of 5 different veggies, filling and the bonus is that it can be made in advance or prepped for a lunch on the go!

 

Ingredients for 4-6 servings:

200g / 2 cups of uncooked rice rinsed

1 courgette

1 pepper

1 red onion

3-4 sticks of celery

1 big handful of parsley

1 lemon

1 clove of garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

Sea salt

Black pepper

Method:

Brilliantly Basic Tomato Sauce 

This is how to make the most deliciously simple tomato sauce - forget the jarred stuff - once you've made your own and realise how simple it is, you'll never go back. It's tastier, better for you and you can totally make it your own! It's perfect for a simple pasta but is also great for a nacho dip, poured over potato wedges or topped over veggies on toast.

 

Ingredients:

1 tin of good quality chopped tomatoes

1 x red onion finely chopped 

2 cloves of garlic finely chopped