Wild Mushroom & Barley Risotto

Wild Mushroom & Barley Risotto

by Sarah Cotterell and Aitana Infante February 20, 2024

Sarah and Aitana use our pearled naked barley rather than traditional arborio rice for this risotto - or perhaps that should be orzotto? Barley’s nutty flavour complements the earthy mushrooms well. This recipe can be varied with other whole grains like naked oats or black barley.

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Chickpea Pancakes with Creamy Mushrooms and Spinach

Chickpea Pancakes with Creamy Mushrooms and Spinach

by Amy Oboussier February 13, 2024

Savoury pancakes like these make a decadent dinner though the pancakes are incredibly simple to make with just three ingredients - chickpea flour, water and salt. Any pulse flour would work well in this recipe.

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Emmer “Kedgeree”

Emmer “Kedgeree”

by Jenny Chandler February 02, 2024

This is a very loose use of the name kedgeree - essentially we’re talking grain, smoked fish and curry flavours. The emmer wheat gives this great texture and a more substantial, filling quality than rice.

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Chana Masala for School Meals

Chana Masala for School Meals

by James Taylor February 02, 2024

Here we have another recipe for James Taylor's school meals. James works in two London primary schools, improving their school meals to provide nutritious, delicious and environmentally sustainable meals for their children. We started working with James in 2023 to help him get pulses on the menu in his school. James describes the challenges of introducing young people to pulses when they are unfamiliar with them in their diets. However, James has shared with us a few of his recipes for success.

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Farinata with Braised Leeks

Farinata with Braised Leeks

by Josiah Meldrum January 25, 2024

Farinata is a simple but delicious street food from north-western Italy. Made by soaking chickpea flour and then baking or frying on high heat to make a unleavened savoury 'pancake'. The charming (but presumably apocryphal) story of its origin was that a group of Roman soldiers cooked farinata a shield.

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Emmer, Squash & Clementine Risotto with Pickled Green Chilli

Emmer, Squash & Clementine Risotto with Pickled Green Chilli

by Eden Owen-Jones January 02, 2024

Make the most of left-over clementines with this amazing risotto! Or farrotto? Eden Owen-Jones makes a nuttier cousin of risotto using emmer grain and the last of the Christmas clementines. Packed full of great textures and warming flavours, the sweetness of the squash is balanced by the acidity of the citrus and the spicy pickled chilli for a perfect winter dish.

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Cracked Wheat Stuffed Red Cabbage

Cracked Wheat Stuffed Red Cabbage

by Eden Owen-Jones December 15, 2023

Eden Owen-Jones has created a wonderful plant-based centrepiece for Christmas dinner using our cracked wheat from Holland & Barrett. Savoury, nutty and delicious, it goes perfectly with all the trimmings and is delicious smothered in gravy or on its own.

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Green Pea & Spinach Dal with Crispy Paneer

Green Pea & Spinach Dal with Crispy Paneer

by Martin Hill December 15, 2023

Daily dal? We've gathered dal recipes for a different dal every day for a fortnight - and there are countless more variations on this nourishing meal of spiced split pulses. . This green pea dal from Martin Hill is the latest addition to our collection; it's rich, indulgent and packed with flavour.

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Barley & Lentil Mejadra

Barley & Lentil Mejadra

by Sarah Cotterell and Aitana Infante December 06, 2023

Mejadra - or Mujaddara - is a simple but perfect store cupboard combination of lentils, rice or another grain, spices and crispy onions. You can find subtle variations across the Middle East but each is equally comforting and delicious. This version uses Hodmedod's Pilau Mix #2 in which the nutty emmer grains make a delicious British-grown substitute for the more usual rice, alongside our earthy olive green lentils.

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Mushy Pea, Parsnip & Potato Cakes

Mushy Pea, Parsnip & Potato Cakes

by The Cook and Him November 27, 2023

These pea, parsnip and potato cakes from The Cook and Him are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Marrowfat peas are best known as the traditional pea for making mushy peas though they're also fantastic in soups, dips and casseroles.

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Carlin Pea & Chanterelle Ragout

Carlin Pea & Chanterelle Ragout

by Leanne Townsend October 10, 2023

Forager Leanne Townsend uses Bold Bean Co's jarred carlin peas in their stock to create this comforting autumn ragout, topped with chanterelles - or oyster mushrooms - to complement the earthy, nutty flavours of carlin peas.

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Spelt Pizza with Charred Fennel, Green Cabbage & Tofu Cream

Spelt Pizza with Charred Fennel, Green Cabbage & Tofu Cream

by Sophie Gordon October 06, 2023

This brilliant vegan pizza recipe is from Sophie Gordon’s book The Whole Vegetable. The base is made with stone-ground wholemeal spelt flour - for a satisfying texture and subtle nutty flavour - and raised with baking powder instead of yeast, making it quick and easy to throw together.

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