Matching the earthy nuttiness of our organic quinoa
with the mellow but distinctive flavour of roasted cauliflower, this aromatic salad in a jar from The Cook and Him makes a perfect packed lunch and can be made up the day before.
The Cook & Him
have created these indulgent but protein–packed bites to mark our launch of the first British chia
, grown by Peter and Andrew Fairs at Great Tey in Essex. The tiny oil-rich seeds of Salvia hispanica were a staple food in Aztec cultures, alongside beans and corn, and are rich in protein, fibre and Omega-3 fatty acids. These protein bites are vegan and naturally gluten-free.
This recipe for deliciously succulent and juicy vegan bean and beetroot burgers comes from Claire Thomson's The Art of the Larder
, one of our favourite cookbooks. While the recipe originally called for canned black beans Claire recommends using any of our canned red haricot beans, whole fava beans or even carlin peas - and either flaked quinoa or naked barley flakes substitute well for the rolled oats.
Quiche is one of the great summer dishes, but for those following a vegan or gluten-free diet a good quiche is hard to come by. This is where our friends at The Cook and Him
blog come in, with this delicious vegan, gluten free caramelised leek, red onion, and vegan "cheese" quiche with a crust made from Hodmedod's Fava Bean Flour
Split yellow peas
make a wonderfully satisfying dal, prepared in much the same way as the classic chana dal (made with split chickpeas) of India. The peas give a smoother texture than chickpeas but it’s possible to keep a bit of the firmer texture, if preferred, if you keep an eye.
These quick and simple vegan pancakes can be cooked from scratch in just half an hour. The Fava Bean Flour
adds a deliciously nutty earthiness. Thanks to Maggie Franks of Delicious Nutritious
for the recipe inspiration.
Just when you thought sprouts couldn't get any better, The Cook & Him come up with the inspired idea of combining them with nutty camelina seeds
. Perfect for Christmas Day. Or any other day.
A lovely, lighter vegan alternative to traditional rich and heavy Christmas fruit cake – but still full of Christmassy flavours like cranberries, orange, walnuts and spices. Another easy but delicious recipe from Carol Kearns of The Art of Baking
An alternative stuffing recipe that's gluten-free, vegan and absolutely delicious to boot.
A seasonally spicy granola of oats, toasted pecans and puffed quinoa from food blogging duo The Cook & Him
. Our new British chia seeds
make a great optional addition to this granola.
This inventive pie from Jenny Chandler uses mushy peas
as the heart of a comforting winter pie that makes a meal in itself or imposing side dish.
Best known as an accompaniment to fish and chips, mushy peas have much more to offer. Here's Jenny Chandler's recipe for simple but sublime classic mushy marrowfat peas, with a solution to achieving a rich green colour without food colouring, and suggestions for mouth-watering ways to serve them.