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Herb Risotto with Red Pepper Puree

This recipe is very colourful. Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 400 ml 3/4 pt vegetable stock, heated 3 Tbsp watercress, Chopped 6 Tbsp basil or coriander, or both according to taste 1 … Continue reading

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Tomato with Rocket Salad

A very colourful, sweet and nutty salad. Ingredients 24 ┬ásmall red and gold tomatoes, halved 4 Tbsp virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp shallots, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tsp fennel seeds, toasted and crushed … Continue reading

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Pumpkin and Barley Risotto

Another easy, delicious and filling meal. Ingredients 12 oz 325 g pearled barley 1 lb 500 g butternut pumpkin, diced 1 onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic crushed 1 Tblsp olive oil 1 1/2 pts 1 Lt vegetable stock 8 … Continue reading

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Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad with Bread

Ingredients 2 red capsicum, deseeded and chopped 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 cups of basil leaves, shredded 6 Roma tomatoes, sliced 3 cups of torn sourdough bread 2 fl oz 50 ml olive oil sherry vinegar dressing 21/2 fl … Continue reading

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Tomato Pie

Another old fashioned recipe this time from my Grandmother. Ingredients 1 packet short crust pastry 8 medieum sized tomatoes 2 Tblsp chopped chives 2 Tblsp cornflour 1 ozs 25 gms sugar 1 Tblsp soya youghurt salt and pepper Method Pre-heat … Continue reading

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Lime and Basil Vinaigrette

DRESSING Ingredients 4 ozs 125 gms olive oil 4 ozs 125 gms lime juice 1 small fresh chilli, finely chopped 1 Tblsp fresh basil, chopped 1/2 tsp caster sugar Method Place all the ingredients in a jar with a lid … Continue reading

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Stewed Soya Beans

Ingredients 4 cups soya beans, cooked, 1 onion, chopped 225 gms 8 ozs tomatoes, stewed 1 Tblsp basil 1 bay leaf salt and pepper Method Mix all the ingredients together and simmer for 15 minutes, until it takes on flavour. … Continue reading

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