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
In this high days and holidays dal from Northern India, enriched with butter and cream, Jenny Chandler
substitutes British whole lentils
and red haricot beans
for the traditional black urad dal and red kidney beans. As Jenny says, "the result is just heaven", perfect as a stand alone main dish with a little rice or a flatbread alongside or great as a player in an indulgent spread.
Christine McFadden's new book Flour is a tour de force, comprehensively covering flours of every kind, from almond to yam. Among the recipes for pea flour
, fava bean flour
and quinoa flour
is this excellent plum and frangipane tart made with "the most beautiful melt-in-the-mouth" yellow pea 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.
This recipe from The Cook & Him
transforms a simple baguette into these delectable crostini with little more than split fava beans, ricotta, lemon, mint and edamame beans. They're perfect for entertaining - or treat yourself for a weekend lunch.
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.
Spice up your Classic Mushy Peas
with Jenny's Chandler quick but delicious recipe to add a little Moorish pizzazz to good old British marrowfat peas.