Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t throw away the pumpkin seeds from your pumpkin! Roast them for a delicious healthy Halloween snack. Fall has arrived and with it, the pumpkin season! There are always plenty of pumpkins to carve up around Halloween time and a great way to make use of the pumpkin seeds is to roast them for an easy, healthy snack. I love to […]

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The Happy Pear’s 15-minute Falafels

Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves:4 (about 20 falafels) Ingredients 1/2 a red onion, roughly chopped 90g2 cloves of garlic1/2 a fresh green chilli50g creamed coconut cream concentrate (small block)50g toasted cashew nuts2 tbsp flax seedsJuice of half a lemon2 x 400g cans chickpeas28g pack fresh coriander3 tbsp olive oil For the red pepper relish:1 tbsp oil2 […]

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Basic Tomato Sauce

A good tomato sauce is the basis for so many dishes—pizza, pasta, chicken, and fish. Here is a delicious basic tomato sauce recipe. Marinara sauce. A good tomato sauce is the foundation for so many wonderful dishes—pizza, pasta, chicken, and fish. Here is a recipe for a basic tomato sauce that starts with a soffritto of onions, carrots, and celery […]

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Spicy tomato & bean soup

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Total time: 35 minutes Serves:4 Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil1 onion, chopped2 sticks celery, chopped350g tub essential Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce400g can essential Red Kidney Beans In Chilli Sauce1 tsp Santa Maria Original Fajita Medium Seasoning6 vine tomatoes, chopped40g vegan original block, finely grated  Method 1. Heat the oil in a […]

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Greek-style stuffed tomatoes

Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 25 minutes Total time: 1 hour 55 minutes Serves:4 Ingredients 100g wholegrain rice600g medium-large tomatoes½ red onion, finely chopped5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 small courgettes (about 100g), finely diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tbsp tomato purée2 tbsp shredded mint leaves 2 oregano sprigs, leaves chopped Method 1. Preheat […]

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The Happy Pear’s Vegan ‘cheesy’ nachos

Preparation time: 35 minutesto 40 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves:2 as a dinner and 4 as a sharing plate Ingredients For the tortilla chips:4 essential Waitrose wholemeal tortilla wraps For the refried beans:1 tbsp olive oil2 cloves garlic, finely chopped400g can black beans, drained and rinsed1 tbsp ground cumin1 tsp ground coriander2 tbsp tamariJuice of 1 lime½ x 28g […]

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Easy Vegan Pancakes

Preparation time: 10 minutes + resting time Cooking time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 + resting time Ingredients 150mg plain flour 300ml milk alternative such as almond or rice 1 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for cooking Method 1. Place the flour, milk, 1 tbsp oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to […]

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Vegan spaghetti Bolognese

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Total time: 55 minutes Serves:6 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil1 onion, finely chopped1 carrot, finely chopped1 celery stalk, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped2 rosemary sprigs, roughly chopped2 x 400g cans essential Waitrose Chopped Tomatoes75g dried red split lentils1 tbsp sun dried tomato paste500g Macsween Vegetarian Haggis, choppedCooked spaghetti, to serve Method 1. […]

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Vegetable & lentil stir-fry

Total time: 15 minutes Serves:2 Ingredients 1 tbsp oil1 onion, sliced1 red pepper, sliced1 courgette, halved and sliced50g shredded spring greens400g can lentils, drained and rinsed2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste100g Wholewheat Couscous  Method 1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the vegetables for 4 minutes. Add the lentils, tomato paste and 100ml water, and cook for 1 […]

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Cashew, banana and cacao bars

Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus cooling Cooking time: 25 minutes Total time: 35 minutes, plus cooling Makes:16 Ingredients 150g cashew nuts 3 bananas (about 300g) 60g Rude Health puffed oats 1 tbsp raw cacao powder ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp cacao nibs  Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Line a […]

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