Red lentil & mushroom lasagne

For the sauce Make a traditional beef ragu or Bolognese sauce using your favourite recipe but substitute red lentils for minced beef  – be careful not to over cook the lentils! For the mushroom layer Pan-fry sliced mushrooms in olive oil When they have released & reabsorbed their water add some finely chopped garlic &…

Baked squash stuffed with quinoa & halloumi

Hollow out squash & par-bake Saute the scooped out squash & garlic in olive oil Fill the par-baked squash with the sauteed squash + cooked quinoa + skinned seeded tomatoes + blanched spinach + chopped marinated olives + chives + dill + paprika + diced +  halloumi Return to oven and cook through

Pea pancakes with poached eggs

Put cooked peas (frozen are fine) + cornflour + beaten egg + S&P in food processor and blitz to make a purée/pancake batter Make this as fine or coarse as you like Add chopped parsley + finely sliced spring onions Fry in small batches in a good non-stick pan with a little olive oil Keep…

Chestnut flour pancakes with creamy mushroom & chive filling

Vegetarian & gluten free For the mushroom filling: Slice mushrooms & sauté in light olive oil When golden add a little finely chopped garlic & cook for a minute or two Add a big splash of dry sherry + water + sprig of thyme + sea salt + pepper Simmer until the liquid has reduced…

Spinach & puy lentil burgers

  Cooked puy lentils + chopped blanched spinach + finely sliced spring onions + minced garlic + chopped chillies to taste + grated mature Cheddar + chopped parsley Paprika + mustard powder + thyme + ketchup + breadcrumbs +  beaten egg + S&P Mix together Form into burgers & chill for  a while Shallow fry…

Summer pizzas

Two summer pizzas using tomatoes, basil, ricotta, Parmesan & garlic –   Salad pizza: cooked base + raw topping = perfect for summer! Using your favourite dough recipe prepare a pizza base Place the base on a baking tray and put under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes each side – or until cooked through…

Vegan hickory smoke seitan ‘bacon’

Brunch this Saturday morning was a vegan feast of sweetcorn fritters and our new hickory smoke seitan ‘bacon’, fresh from the SugarPepper Test Kitchen! x 100% success on the taste-test front! Made with organic gluten flour, red miso paste, nutritional yeast and Colgin Natural Hickory Liquid Smoke (vegan all-natural liquid smoke with no additives or…

Carrot & potato soup

With cheese croutons  – 3 ways Cheddar & Worcestershire sauce Cheddar & spring onions Cheddar & sage