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Chilled cucumber and coriander soup

Chilled Cucumber and Coriander Soup

One 500g carton of plain yoghurt One 200g tub carton greek yoghurt Half cucumber, peeled 1 tsp chopped fresh green chilli (or to taste) 1cm ginger root, peeled and chopped 2 handfuls of coriander leaves Half clove garlic (or leave out if preferred) 1 heaped tsp seasalt 1 rounded tsp caster sugar Chop cucumber and […]


A wonderful, cooling complement to curries and dhals! A tub organic yoghourt 1/2 tsp round coriander 2 tbs bruised, finely chopped mint 1 tbs bruised, finely chopped coriander leaf (optional) 1 tsp honey 1 tsp vinegar (balsamic is best) Mix the ingredients and chill before serving: easy and delicious


water salt brassica leaves,any edible sort root vegetables: swede, parsnip, radish, turnip, kohlrabi, carrot: whatever is available garlic, chillies Kimchi is pretty easy. Chop all the vegetables quite small, and put in either a large jar or big bowl, and cover with salted water: not too much but so that it tastes salty, and better […]

Potato and Carrot Curry

1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp coriander seeds 6 cardamom pods ½ tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground cinnamon 700g potatoes, peeled and quartered 200g carrots, peeled and quartered 2 tbs vegetable oil 1 tbs black mustard seeds 1 onion, sliced thin 5cm piece ginger, peeled, grated 1 green chilli, seeds removed, […]

Winter vegetable casserole

2 onions, each cut into 6 wedges 3 carrots, cut into chunks all or any of: celery, parsnips, celeriac, squash, sweet potatoes, swede 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 leeks, about 300 g (10½ oz) in total, thickly sliced 1 litre (1¾ pints) hot vegetable stock, preferably home-made 150 g (5½ oz) pearl barley 2 […]


250g dries peas 150g sesame: as flour or paste 200g chestnut flour enough chick pea flour to get a stiff mix garlic salt, chilli and pepper to taste . This makes about 48 20g falafels Soak the peas for at least one night: they’re more nutritious if you leave them to sprout.  Boil the peas […]


FOR 6-8 PEOPLE 1 squash 2 large sweet potatoes 6 carrots 2 ramiro or other peppers 2 onions head of garlic 4″ piece of ginger pepper, paprika, chilli cider vinegar to taste spoon of honey Incredibly simple! Sweat the onions, pepper, garlic and ginger gently in a generous amount of oil and add all the […]

Carrot & chickpea salad

Dressing: 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1/3 cup / 80 ml extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 10 ounces carrots, shredded on a box grater or sliced whisper thin on a mandolin 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or […]