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Pumpkin soup with maple-toasted seeds

SERVES 8 Ingredients 1 x 2kg pumpkin, preferably with blue/grey skin 1 bay leaf 1 sprig of rosemary 125g butter 1 tsp sea salt 250ml milk For the maple-toasted seeds 60g pumpkin seeds 1 tbsp maple syrup ½ tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve ¼ tsp sea salt Method Peel and quarter...  Read More »

Harissa-glazed aubergine with coconut and peanuts

SERVES 4 Aubergines release a lot of liquid when cooked so it’s important to chargrill the slices until they are really golden. Ingredients 2 aubergines 3 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil 1 tsp flaked sea salt, plus extra 150g dairy-free coconut yoghurt Zest and juice of 1 lime 50g rose harissa (available...  Read More »

Snappy citrus tuna

SERVES 1 Ingredients Juice of ½ lime zest of 1 lime 1 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp toasted sesame oil 2 tsp olive oil 1 tuna steak To serve 1 red chilli, sliced green salad, cooked vegetables, stir-fried noodles or brown rice Method Mix the lime zest and juice, soy sauce and oils...  Read More »

Seared beef and pomegranate salad

SERVES 2 Ingredients 2 large handfuls mixed salad leaves 4-5 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 x 400g sirloin steak ½ pomegranate For the dressing 2tsp pomegranate molasses 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ garlic clove, finely chopped Method Combine the salad leaves and tomatoes on a...  Read More »

Ginger beef and cavolo nero

SERVES 2 Ingredients olive oil, for frying 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 5cm ginger, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks 1 x 400g sirloin steak, sliced into thin strips 5-6 long cavolo nero leaves, finely shredded 2tsp light soy sauce 1tsp honey ¼ tsp Chinese five-spice powder To serve cooked...  Read More »

Minted quinoa and feta burgers

SERVES 4-6 Ingredients 250g quinoa 2 eggs, beaten 2tsp dried oregano small bunch mint, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 120g feta cheese, crumbled olive oil, for frying To serve salad leaves burger buns Method Place the quinoa in a saucepan and cover with boiling...  Read More »

Chicken and spinach oven-cooked risotto

SERVES 4 Ingredients 3 tbsp rapeseed oil 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs 3 banana shallots, halved and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed ¼ tsp chilli flakes 4 medium tomatoes, peeled, cut into quarters, seeds squeezed out and each piece halved 200g arborio rice 250ml chicken stock 200g...  Read More »

Spinach and smoked salmon tart

SERVES 4 Use lightly smoked raw salmon fillets that have been hot smoked, not thinly sliced cold-smoked salmon. You could use ready- rolled bought pastry: just press the lemon zest into the pastry, fold and re-roll before lining the tin. Ingredients For the pastry 150g white spelt flour 85g cold...  Read More »