Category Archives: Vegetarian

Katie’s Focaccia

Indredients 500g strong white flour 7g sachet fast action dried yeast 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp fine sea salt 300mls warm water 2 tablespoonfuls olive oil Another 2 tablespoonfuls of olive oil Method 1. Put flour, sugar, yeast and … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Tabbouleh

INGREDIENTS 1 Cauliflower 1 Red onion, chopped 4 Radishes, sliced 2 Large tomatoes, diced 2 Handfuls of chopped parsley 1 Handful of chopped mint leaves Juice of one lemon Salt, pepper and a splash of olive oil METHOD Process raw … Continue reading

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Porridge

I have added this recipe as it fits ideally in the 5/2 diet in that it is under 200 Kcal and is a healthy breakfast. Ingredients for 2 people One third cup of wheat bran Two thirds cup of jumbo … Continue reading

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Masala Omelette

>Discovered in India but adapted to home. Ingredients for one person, two eggs, finely sliced coriander stalks, diced hot red chilli to taste. Mix all together and fry in lightly oiled non stick pan. Serve on a morning roll. (In … Continue reading

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Mexican Soup for 2

Ingredients 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin chicken stock using tomato tin to measure 1/2 cup each of carrot, turnip, onion, courgette & mushroom all chopped 1/2 tin red kidney beans 1/2 teaspoonful of cumin Chilli flakes to taste, some … Continue reading

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Beans and an Apple

Ingredients for 2 1 tin baked beans 415g 1 medium size of your favourite apple. Method Open the tin of beans. Chop half the apple and mix in with the beans. Keep the other half of the apple for your … Continue reading

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Baked Mushroom with Boursin & Tomato for 2

Ingredients 4 large “field” mushrooms 1 tub Boursin Light 2 medium tomatoes Method Spray mushrooms lightly with oil, divide and spread the Boursin on the mushrooms. Slice tomato and put on top. Salt, pepper and fan oven at 180C for … Continue reading

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Two Egg Omelette with Mushrooms

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Indian Chickpea & Vegetable Curry Soup for 2

2 teaspoonfuls of vegetable oil 1 chopped onion 1 teaspoonful of grated ginger 1 chopped garlic clove 2 teaspoonfuls of garam masala Chilli flakes to taste 3/4 pint chicken stock 1 large chopped carrot 1/2 of a 14oz tin of … Continue reading

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Fabulous Red Cabbage from Birgit

Ingredients:  1kg (or 1) Red Cabbage – Finely Sliced on a Mandolin (This is Very Important for Texture) 4 Cloves 1 Tbsp Goosefat 2 Shallots – Finely Chopped 1 Apple – Diced Finely 300ml Red Wine 250gm Cranberries Castor Sugar … Continue reading

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Cheats Cheese Souffle

Ingredients   for six 100gm parmesan cheese 40gm plain flour 250ml milk salt, pepper, grated nutmeg 30gm butter 3 egg yolks 2 egg whites stiffly beaten 350ml double cream METHOD  Put the milk, flour,seasoning and butter in a non stick pan … Continue reading

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Apricot Slice

1cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 6oz butter cold diced 1 cup jumbo rolled oats 1 cup pecans ground in food processor 2 1/2 cups dried apricots chopped 1/3 cup marmalade extra 1 1/2 oz butter melted Preheat oven … Continue reading

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Moroccan Mushrooms with Chickpeas

1 onion sliced 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cumin pinch flaked red chilli 8oz mushrooms quartered 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 can chickpeas drained 1 tsp clear honey Fry the onion in  the oil … Continue reading

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Parsnip Potato and Gruyere Bake

For Four people 1lb potatoes 1lb parsnips 4oz gruyere(grated) 2 tbsp single cream pepper Peel and chop potatoes and parsnips.Boil together until tender then mash with pepper and cream. Stir in 3/4 of the gruyere and place the mixture in … Continue reading

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Taleggio Tart

Serves four 25 gm butter a little olive oil 240gm muchrooms thinly sliced 1 large onion thinly sliced fresh thyme leaves 375 gm chilled puff pastry 300gm sliced taleggio cheese 1 egg beaten Heat half the butter and a little … Continue reading

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Aubergine Dhal

For two people Splash oil-not olive 1 onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 1 teasp grated fresh ginger 1 teasp cumin seeds 1 teasp nigella seeds 1 tablespoon medium curry powder 3oz red split lentils 1 small or … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with Chilli and Tomatoes

For Four 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion finely sliced-or normal if that is what uou have 3 cloves garlic finely sliced 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 2 green chillies finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 2x400gm tins chickpeas … Continue reading

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Black bean salsa

for four 1/2 cup black beans soaked overnight and cooked and cooled 1 mango peeled and diced 1/2 cucumber peeled and diced 5 cherry tomatoes cut in chunks 6 spring onions sliced 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped 1/4 … Continue reading

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Asher Bootes Lentil Puree

For four -easily doubled or more A non-stick pan makes this a lot easier 1 stalk celery 1/2 a med onion 1 small carrot 200gm red lentils 400ml water leaves from a small sprig of fresh rosemary salt/pepper to taste … Continue reading

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Aubergines with Goat’s Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

2 large aubergines, about 225g/8oz each 2-3tbsp olive oil 1 red pepper, halved, seeded and chopped 3 shallots, chopped 175g/6oz cherry tomatoes 175g/6oz firm goat’s cheese, sliced 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme Seasoning 1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. … Continue reading

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Marathon Scones

This recipe was very kindly given to me when visiting a town called Marathon near the Big Bend national park in Texas. the lady who made them first was Barbara Novovitch. Do try this they are great. INGREDIENTS 2 cups … Continue reading

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24 Hour Salad

Chopped Iceberg lettuce Chopped celery Chopped spring onion Frozen peas Cooked streaky bacon-chopped Mayonnaise mixed with a little sugar Grated mature cheddar Layer all ingredients in a bowl (glass looks pretty) in the order given. Make sure the mayo goes … Continue reading

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St Agur, Avocado & Pecan Salad

Chopped assorted salad leaves-I used baby spinach, rocket and little gem. Tomatoes-about two small for each person finely sliced red onion-only a very small amount Half an avocado per person Six pecan halves per person- roughly chopped a few thin … Continue reading

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Lentil and Avocado Salsa

For Two as a side dish 1 cup puy lentils diced cucumber diced avocado diced red onion chopped coriander chopped flat leaf parsley finely diced red chilli olive oil juice of a lime Cook lentils in boiling water until tender. … Continue reading

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Spinach and Lentil Curry

2 tbsp oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1-2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 4 cardamom pods, crushed 1 tsp ground turmeric 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds, crushed (optional) 4 tomatoes, chopped 425ml/3/4 … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes

5-6 Large potatoes 150ml/1/4 pint milk 300ml/1/2 pint double cream 1 tbsp cornflour 100g/1/4lb Gruyere or Emmenthal cheese, grated salt freshly ground black pepper freshly grated nutmeg cayenne pepper 2 tbsp softened butter for greasing 2tbsp diced butter 1. Peel … Continue reading

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Liz’s Portuguese Courgettes

1 large onion, sliced Garlic, to taste 4-6 courgettes Large pinch paprika Large pinch rosemary Salt Black pepper Plain flour Chicken or vegetable stock Large can of chopped tomatoes Fresh parmesan Pinch of mixed herbs Large squirt tomato puree 1. … Continue reading

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Camembert & Onion Parcels

50g/2oz butter 2 spanish onions, sliced 2 tbsp light muscovado sugar 1 tsp white wine vinegar 400g packet filo pastry 1 Camembert cheeses, about 250g/9oz, cut into 6 pieces 6 tsp cranberry sauce Seasoning 1. Melt half of the butter … Continue reading

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Bean & Mint Salad

420g/1 tin butter beans 175g feta cheese Large bunch of mint 175g baby plum tomatoes, halved 1 red onion, sliced 3 tbsp olive oil 75g pecan nuts, chopped Juice of 1 lemon Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Preparation … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Paella

75g/23/4oz courgettes, cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks 75g/23/4oz aubergines, cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks 1/2 red onion, peeled and cut into chunks 1 small stick celery, cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks 1/2 red or yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into bite-sized pieces 75g/23/4oz … Continue reading

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Spicy Bean & Cucumber Salad

2 cups cooked chopped green beans, about 11oz 1 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber, about 1 medium cucumber 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion, 1/2 medium onion 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves 2 tbsp red wine vinegar or cider … Continue reading

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Spicy Tomato Beans

225g/8oz french beans, trimmed Salt and pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 large beef tomato, roughly chopped 1 tbsp tomato puree 3 tbsp water 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce 1/4 tsp sugar 1 … Continue reading

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Spiced Chickpeas

400gm tin of Chickpeas 1/2 Onion Chopped 1 table spoon of spicy curry paste 2 Tomato Ripe and Chopped 1 Handfull of baby spinach 1 Handfull of corriander chopped Water or Stock Fry the onion until softadd the curry paste … Continue reading

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Karens Vietnamese Coleslaw

2 Garlic Cloves Crushed 2 Tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce 1 Tbsp Sugar 2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar Juice of 2 Limes 2 Tbsp Fish Sauce 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 Lrg Onion Thinly Sliced Salt & Pepper to taste 1/2 … Continue reading

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Parsnip Soup

2 tbls oil 1 onion chopped 1 garlic glove crushed 1 tbls mild curry paste or powder 450g / 1lb parsnips, cut into 21/2/1in chunks 600ml/1pint chicken stock salt and pepper 4 tbls low-fat natural yoghurt fresh chopped chives to … Continue reading

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Fionas Beetroot Chutney

1350g/3lb cooked beetroot 675g/11/2lb apples 2 large onions 225g/8oz sugar 600ml/1pint vinegar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground ginger 1. Boil apples and chopped onions with ginger, salt, sugar and vinegar for 30 minutes. 2. Add diced beetroot and cook … Continue reading

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Cheese and Tomato Rice

2 tbsp oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 red pepper, coredd, seeded and sliced 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 300g/10oz long grain rice 1 litre/13/4 pints chicken or vegetable stock Can of chopped tomatoes 100g/4oz mature cheddar, cubed Chives and … Continue reading

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Onion Soup

1350g/3lbs onions Coarse salt 3 large tbsp beef dripping 4-5 heaped tbsp plain flour 4 pints stock Tomato puree Pesto Fresh parmesan to serve 1. Slice onions and place in a pan with coarse salt and beef dripping. Cook in … Continue reading

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Avocado and Rocket Salad

2 Large or 3 Small Ripe Avocados 1 Bag of Rocket (wild is more peppery) 1 Pack of Lardons 1/4 Cup of Pine Nuts 3 Slices of white bread or rolls. Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Frying. Prepare a … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo

10 Medium but ripe tomatos – chopped 2 Medium Onions – finely chopped 3 limes – skinned and chop the flesh 2 Garlic cloves – finely chopped 1/2 Jar of Jalepeno chillis chopped 1 tsp of ground cumin 3 splashes … Continue reading

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