Every family seems to have a repertoire of five favourite recipes which they cook again and gain and this is one of ours. Give it a try and you’ll see what I mean. Using good quality ingredients, organic where you can, makes all the difference too. 

Serves 2, prep 10 mins, cook 25 mins 

You know how it is. You have a favourite recipe that you make week in and week out for months and then something changes and you forget all about it. Well that’s what happened to these delicious energy balls. I simply stopped making them – no idea why as I love them, I’d just forgotten all about them. I remembered them this morning and cooked up a batch (technically there’s no real cooking involved so even the kids could make them.

We love these tasty seedy crackers straight from the tin but they are equally nice with a spicy topping. You can experiment with the flavours but I’ve found the sweetness of the molasses and the fiery nature of the chilli work really well.

Ingredients

 

  • 125g quinoa flakes
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 250g pumpkin seeds
  • 130g sunflower seeds
  • 50g linseeds
  • 3-4 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 – 4 tsp dried chilli flakes, to taste
  • 200g molasses

 

Directions

 

Vegan Chickpea Wraps                      

 

These versatile Chickpea wraps are perfect as an accompaniment to curries or stews but work equally well as a salad wrap or with fajitas. I got the inspiration from the wraps they make on the Italian coast of Liguria. Here they are cooked on a super hot griddle often to great proportions and cut into triangles to serve along side fresh fish and salads.

 

I got into Matcha last year after discovering Matcha Latte (made with almond or coconut milk). It made a refreshing change from peppermint tea when I wanted a warm drink that felt more indulgent than a herbal tea. Having given up caffeine 4 years ago I don’t miss the taste or the ritual of it (or the headaches I used to suffer) but I do sometimes miss the warmth of a creamy drink.

I’ve been experimenting with overnight oats for a while but I think it’s important to get the flavours right and add some texture too or all you end up with is a mushy goo. If that’s been your experience too, give these three delicious flavours a try – they have become staples in our household.

 

 

What do you do with all those unused root vegetables at the end of the week?

My favourite option is to turn them into nutritious soup. This is one of my favourites. You can add pretty much anything you have to hand but I have a tied and tested recipe which seems to work well with a few tweaks here and there is we have a glut of spinach or chard etc

Give it a go and let me know your favourite combinations.

Ingredients

100g dried haricot beans – soaked in cold water overnight then drained.

2 heads garlic. Cut horizontally so you can see the bulbs

I love beetroot but no one else in the Hutchinson house will touch it. I’ve tried adding it to smoothies, chocolate brownies, soups but they still detect it so I’ve now given up and have to eat a whole bunch to myself. Shame! This beetroot hummus recipe came out of necessity. I had cooked some beetroot that had arrived in our organic box but had far more than I needed so was wondering what to do with it.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • ½ tsp each ground cinnamon, coriander and cumin
  • 2 large courgettes, cut into chunks about 2cm 
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped
  • ·400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 tbsp raisins
  • 425ml vegetable stock
  • 300g frozen peas
  • chopped coriander, to serve

​For quinoa

  • 100g quinoa
  • 300ml hot vegetable tock
  • Handful of fresh herbs chopped - i love to use corriander, chives, parsley, mint

When I first had a stab at being vegetarian in my 20s it was a disaster. I ended up anaemic, under nourished and ill. I was advised to return to eating poultry by my doctor, who, to be honest probably had no nutritional facts to back up his suggestion that poultry was the answer, but I duly did it.

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