Beetroot and Apple Soup

Serves 4 400g uncooked beetroot 1 medium onions 2 garlic cloves 1 eating apples 30g unsalted butter plus a knob extra 100ml dry cider 500ml litres chicken or veg stock stock sea salt and black pepper Several sprigs of thyme about 2 tbsp crème fraiche or vegan cream...

What’s the right breakfast?

Pre- war days, we mostly had cooked breakfast such as kippers, bacon or eggs with the option of bread, or porridge with milk and butter. Old fashioned Scottish porridge was made in big batches, you even take a slice with you. Such breakfasts gave lasting fuel to those...

Delicious Ways With Avocados

   Avocados are jam-packed with healthy monosaturated fats, good for heart health, and rich in vitamin E which is great for the skin and eyes, and loaded with antioxidants. Many people worry about the calorie content of avocados due to its high fat content, but these...

Pea and Watercress Soup

Make up 3/4 litre of vegetable stock but only use 300ml, plus 1 peeled and chopped parsnip or half a swede finally chopped, 200g of frozen peas, 1 courgette, 1 onion or bunch of spring onions, 1 handful of fresh chopped dill and 1 handful of fresh parsley or 2...

Chilled Avocado Soup

  • 1 large ripe avocado • 1 cucumber • 4 spring onions • a few sprigs of fresh coriander • 250 ml organic vegetable stock , chilled • 200 ml plain yoghurt • 1 mild fresh green chilli • 1 lime • Tabasco sauce • 1 fresh red chilli Method 1. To make the soup, peel,...

Healthier BBQs

• Salmon and pepper and courgette kebabs • Roast sweet potatoes in foil studded with garlic and herbs • BBQ giant prawns in their shell – serve with low calorie mayonnaise mixed with crème fraiche • BBQ mini corn on the cob and serve with sea salt, mint, parsley...

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