Healthy eating, Recipes, Vegetarian

Almond Crust Pizza

Almond crust pizza for 2 people Ingredients 3/4 cup of almond meal 1 large egg Salt and black pepper Optional herbs such as teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary, sage or oregano A tablespoon of olive oil For the topping 1 onion chopped 2-4 cloves of garlic crushed 1 tablespoon tomato puree 2 tomatoes chopped Salt and… Continue reading Almond Crust Pizza

Recipes, Vegetarian

Best beet dip you will ever taste

This recipe makes a hummus-like sauce, dip, sandwich filler, garlicky delight. Ingredients 1lb of roasted beets, peeled ½ cup of walnuts 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds 1 clove of garlic Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds salt and black pepper to taste Splash of extra virgin olive oil   Toast the walnuts… Continue reading Best beet dip you will ever taste

Healthy eating, Vegetarian

Walnut pesto

Ingredients 1 large bunch of basil leaves Juice of 1 lemon 1 clove of garlic ½ cup of walnuts ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese a splash of olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper Fresh, fragrant basil in the farmer’s market means summer is here at last. This pesto is very easy to… Continue reading Walnut pesto

Recipes, Vegetarian

Tom’s sweet lentil stew

This is another great recipe from my good friend Tom. He is a talented cook, always a  creator of delectable food. Enjoy his easy to make and delicious, healthy soup! 2 garnet yams 2 celery stalks diced 1 small onion diced 2 Tbs. olive oil 1.5 cups green or brown lentils 1 quart vegetable stock… Continue reading Tom’s sweet lentil stew

Recipes, Snacks

Marinated olives

An 8oz jar of black or green olives with pits still in place 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon of pepper flakes 4 cloves of garlic zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon of olive oil Rinse the olives. Grind the coriander and cumin seeds in a pestle… Continue reading Marinated olives

Vegetarian

Lemony roast potatoes

Serves 2-4 people Ingredients 1lb of peeled potatoes 3 cloves of garlic crushed 2 lemons 1 teaspoon of  dried oregano Salt and freshly ground black pepper a splash of extra virgin olive oil Method Set your oven to 425F. Cut the potatoes and lemons into wedges. With your hands, squeeze the lemon wedges over the… Continue reading Lemony roast potatoes

Recipes, Soups and sauces, Vegetarian

Beet soup

This easy and delicious soup serves 4-6 people. Ingredients 6 medium sized beets 1 onion 2 pints of water or vegetable stock Zest and juice of 1 lemon Salt and black pepper to taste Plain organic yoghurt   Method Grate the beets and onion. Put them in a pan with the water or stock, bring… Continue reading Beet soup

Recipes, Vegetarian

Winter salad

This salad serves 4 people. Make sure you use organic vegetables. They are grown without synthetic fertilizers. Better for you, and better for the planet. Ingredients 2 cups of green cabbage 1 cup of kale 1 beet 1 fennel bulb 2 carrots ½ celery root ½ small red onion ½ cup of roasted peanuts 1… Continue reading Winter salad

Recipes, Soups and sauces, Vegetarian

Mary’s lentil soup

This soup is easy to make and very satisfying to eat. The recipe comes from my mother, who is an expert at making delicious soups. It serves 4 people. Ingredients 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric 1 can… Continue reading Mary’s lentil soup

Recipes, Vegetarian

Vegetarian shepherd’s pie

This is a vegetarian version of a English dish that was made traditionally with meat. It is often possible to switch out the meat in recipes and make an even more delicious vegetarian version, and this recipe is a good example. There are several reasons to cut back on meat; it means less saturated fat… Continue reading Vegetarian shepherd’s pie