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Beetroot and quinoa burgers
This tasty vegetarian burger will not only feed all your friends and family, but you can also freeze part of your batch for another day too! Start by cooking the quinoa. Place in a large...
Bhaji burger with coconut yoghurt
 A fantastic fusion of flavours makes this Indian take on the classic American burger such a treat! Top tip: If you follow a vegan diet, swap the natural yoghurt for a vegan alternative! Method Add gram flour,...
Cheese-less cheese sauce
Think you can't live without cheese? Think again! If you love cauliflower cheese then you'll love this tasty cheese-free sauce. Preheat the oven to 200ºC Cut the cauliflower into florets put them into a large...
Chilli con carne
A hearty dish with half the meat. Serve with rice and a dollop of sour cream Cook off the mincemeat in a frying pan (no need to add extra oil) once cooked place in a...
Cornish Panzanella salad
This fresh and tangy Panzanella salad is a great way to use up bread that has gone stale. It's also super-quick to make and makes the perfect accompaniment to most meals. Cut the stale bread into...
Cucumber, fava bean and salsa verde canapés
Get your party off to a stylish start with this tempting canapé recipe.  Our fava beans are sourced from Hodmedod's, a small independent business in Yorkshire, founded in 2012 to source and supply beans and other products from...
Discover local food!
A staggering £120bn is spent in UK supermarkets each year. If we also shopped locally a little bit more often, we’d not only be able to cut down on the amount of food miles and...
Fancy a cuppa?
As a nation, we the British are particularly well-known for our preference for a ‘nice cup of tea’ as the solution to solving all troubles! According to the UK Tea Council, we drink 165 million...
Green shakshuka
The word Shakshuka is Hebrew for "all mixed up" and this dish makes a brilliant brunch or dinner. Blanch the greens and set aside. Roughly chop the chilli and garlic and put in a nonstick...
Have tea-free days
Here in the UK, a cup of tea can be so integral to our daily routines, it is difficult to imagine life without it! However, with most teabags containing up to 25% of plastic to...
Herbal teas
We all know how refreshing a cup of tea is, but did you know that your cuppa could have a big impact on the environment? In the UK, we drink an estimated 165 million cups...
Homemade energy bites
A lot of us rely on caffeine to get us through busy days, but did you know that there is another way to get a big energy boost? Our homemade energy balls are ideal for...
Infused water
A simple way to cut down on carbon and be a little kinder to the environment is to invest in a good water bottle and take it with you wherever you go. But, if you...
Listening to labels
Understanding food packaging labels can be complicated, so we’ve created a quick and simple guide to help you know when produce is still safe to eat. According to the waste agency WRAP, approximately 2.9 million...
Perfect pickles
Pickling is a great way to use up surplus vegetables and add extra flavour to your meals. Pickles also make great gifts for friends and loved ones! You can pickle all sorts of vegetables. Some...
Pesce in carpione
Pesce in carpione is a classic Italian dish and it is a great way to cook, pickle and preserve fish with some lovely flavours. It's great as a starter or a main and is traditionally...
Pumpkin soup
More than 8 million pumpkins – equivalent to 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin flesh – will be heading for the bin this Halloween because the majority of consumers will not eat it. Instead of wasting these...
Pumpkin, rainbow chard & white bean stew
Pumpkin is a delicious and seasonal treat that can boost your health in more ways than one. Make use of your leftover pumpkin, and cook up a storm with our pumpkin, rainbow chard & white bean stew recipe. Method...
Rainbow chard and dulse bites
Packed full of nutrients, these tasty snacks are high in calcium, potassium and iron. Enjoy them on the go, or pair them with our crown prince squash and shallot salad. Bring a large saucepan of...
Roasted crown prince squash and shallot salad
This is a perfect autumn salad, using some of the best produce of the season.   Skin and deseed the squash, and cut into 3cm chunks. Then skin the shallots and cut into half lengthways....
Spicy vegetable pad Thai
The unofficial dish of Thailand, this light, healthy spin on pad Thai uses raw vegetable noodles instead of rice noodles. Method To make the dressing put the drained sunflower seeds, coconut milk, ginger, garlic, turmeric, apple juice concentrate,...
Squash and lentil soup
This lightly spiced soup is both quick to make and packed with goodness. Your choice of vegetables can vary according to the season to make this a highly affordable dish. This delicious winter warmer is...
Sweetcorn fritters with pico de gallo
Using just a few store cupboard essentials you can make these really tasty Sweetcorn Fritters. Sweetcorn Fritters are a firm favourite with many families and are loved by children and adults alike. Method To make the batter:...
Think local, shop local
When looking at your environmental impact, it’s hugely important to consider buying local, seasonal and organic food. By shopping in this way, you can often get great tasting food with reduced food miles, less chemicals...
This autumn take a bite out of Climate Change!
With the arrival of autumn and its accompanying colder weather, now is the perfect time to ‘nest’ a little by enjoying time at home and reviewing your actions and achievements from the past year. One...
Use your loaf! Top tips to prevent bread going to waste
There are some simple things we can do to get more out of our bread, or even just to preserve it for longer, in order to reduce food waste and save money. Here are some...
Vegan beetroot curry
This vibrant vegan curry is not only beautiful and tasty but good for you too. Beetroots are full of antioxidants and are a great source of fibre and you can even save on waste by...
Waste not want not! Top tips on how to use your leftovers
Are you looking to reduce your food waste? If you commit to cutting back on leftovers, it can have huge benefits – for both the environment and your wallet! The average UK household wastes around...
Why convenience food isn’t really all that convenient…
We are all guilty of reaching for convenience food when we feel like time is not on our side. But with an estimated 2.5 million tonnes of plastic packaging waste being produced in the UK...
Why plant power matters
Are you making good progress on your food commitments but are still looking for more to do in order to make a real difference? Well, when talking about how our diets impact on the environment,...
Wild garlic, potato and smoked mackerel salad
This salad showcases the best of local, seasonal and organic produce. We've used seasonal spring onions, wild garlic, asparagus, potatoes, rocket, radishes, and greens in this dish, along with local mackerel. We love serving it with...
Wild mushroom and millet burger
Burgers don’t have to be off the menu if you’re planning a healthy meal. Mushrooms are similar in taste and texture to meat when cooked, so they are the perfect ingredient for a vegetarian burger that...
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