Summer Vegetable Minestrone Soup

This seasonal soup is light and refreshing. Not only is it bursting with lots of flavours, it is also a good recipe to introduce children to eating pulses.


This recipe uses a different way to make bread which is lots of fun

Pizza with a Herby Scone Base

This is a really simple version of an Italian pizza.

Cheese and Herb Muffin in a Mug

This is a tasty savoury muffin that’s perfect for a snack. Try serving the muffins with our delicious Romanian Bean Soup or one of the other soup recipes available on our website.


This recipe is a slight twist on the traditional ‘poached egg on toast’ as it is served in a cup or mug

Non-alcoholic Hot Apple Cider

Fill a flask with this and sip as you stand around your bonfire or snuggle up with a warming drink as the dark nights draw in.

Non-alcoholic Bellini Cocktail

A Bellini is a famous cocktail that was invented at Harry’s Bar in Venice in 1934. A Bellini combines peach puree with sparkling white wine to create a refreshing cocktail. In this non-alcoholic version the sparkling wine is replaced with sparkling grape juice.

Non-alcoholic Sangria

Sangria is a fruity drink, usually made with red wine and orange juice, traditionally drunk in Spain and Portugal. This is a refreshing non-alcoholic version using fruit juices – great for quenching your thirst.

Aloo Gobi

This is a classic Indian dish made with potatoes, cauliflower and a blend of spices.

Mango and Banana Sunset Lassi

Lassi is a cooling yoghurt drink. It is usually drunk during the hot summer months but is also drunk after a meal as it is thought to aid digestion. Traditionally, rose water is a common ingredient and adds a sweet perfumed aroma.

Spicy Potatoes and Spinach

Serve this as a main course with naan bread or chapatti or as a side dish with your main meal. This easy-to-make dish can be made as hot and spicy as you like. If you don’t want the ‘kick’, serve with a dollop of cooling plain yoghurt.

Noodle and Sweetcorn Soup

This quick, easy and tasty soup is made by using some basic store cupboard ingredients – perfect for those cold wintery days!

Marrow and Plum Chutney

Chutneys originate in India and are a great way of preserving fruit and vegetables. They taste great served with cheese, cold meats and spicy dishes. You can make chutney with almost any fruit or veg and a variety of spices, but be sure to keep the sugar/vinegar/vegetable ratio as stated.

Peach and Raspberry Cake

This is a really easy cake which can be served warm or cold. This recipe works beautifully and the cake melts in your mouth. Serve it as a dessert with reduced-fat crème fraîche or as a cake.

Parsnip and Apple Soup

Using ordinary eating apples for this soup will give a sharp sweetness to the earthy full flavour of the parsnips. The spices provide extra heat, which is ideal for warming you up.

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

This traditional autumn fruit combination is an all-time favourite. It can also be altered to suit any season as any fruit can be used.

Spinach, Squash and Chickpea Curry

This vegetable curry is delicious served with basmati rice. Any kind of squash can be used in this recipe – butternut squash works well. The canned chickpeas used in this recipe are pale yellow in colour but in South Asian countries red, black and brown chickpeas can be bought.

Fruit and Vegetable Parcels

Here are some ideas for packet and parcel cooking with fruit and vegetables – ideal if you are getting ready to feed a hungry crowd. They can be assembled up to a couple of hours in advance and cooked as needed in the oven.

Parmesan and Herb Muffins

These tasty savoury muffins are perfect for a lunchtime treat or a picnic. Why not try one with some homemade soup?

Caribbean Rice and Peas

Serve this Caribbean Rice and Peas dish with our Jerk Chicken, it is the perfect accompaniment for highly spiced meat dishes.

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