Carrot Soup with Miso Paste

Time Preparing: 5 mins
Time Cooking: 30 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients:
– 3 Large Carrots
– 2 Medium Potatoes
– 2 tbsp Miso Paste

Method:
1. Peel carrots and Potatoes, then cut into small squares
2. Fill a large pan with 750ml of boiling water, then add the carrots and potatoes
3. Add the miso paste, then simmer for 30 mins
4. Blend to achieve desired consistency
5. Serve immediately with a dash of soya or sour cream

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Steamed carrots with Wholegrain Rice and Lentils

Time Preparing: 15 mins
Time Cooking: 30 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Summer / Winter

Ingredients:
– 300g Carrots
– 100g Wholegrain Rice
– 30g Green Lentils
– 1litre Vegetable Stock
– 1tbsp Soya Sauce
– 3tbsp Soya Cream
– 1tbsp Olive Oil
– Freshly Chopped Herbs (Parsley or Coriander)

Method:
1. Start by rinsing both rice and lentils
2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, then add the rice
3. Cook on a medium heat, whilst stirring for 5mins
4. Add the lentils and boiling vegetable stock, then leave for 30mins
5. In the meantime, peel carrots and cut into small square chunks
6. Steam carrots for 20mins
7. In a small bowl, mix together the soya cream and soya sauce before adding to the steamed carrots
8. Layer coated carrots with wholegrain rice and lentils before topping with herbs

 

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Grated Root Veg and Cabbage Spaghetti

Time Preparing: 15 mins
Time Cooking: 15 mins
Serves: 2-3
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients
– 300g Cabbage
– 100g Carrots
– 70g Parsnips
– 150g Beetroot
– 120g Wholewheat Spaghetti
– 2tbsp Olive Oil
– Handful of toasted Sesame Seeds

Method:
1. Chop the cabbage, then precook in boiling water for 25 mins
2. Once cooked, remove immediately then drain in a colander
3. Cook the spaghetti as instructed
4. Peel and grate carrots, beetroot and parsnips
5. In a large pan, heat the oil on a medium heat then add the carrots, beetroot and parsnips, for around 5-10 mins (until tender)
6. Add the cabbage and stir for another minute
7. Add the spaghetti, stirring until completely mixed together
Tip: If the dish seems a little dry, add another tbsp of olive oil
8. Serve immediately, with toasted sesame seeds

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Buddha Bowl Lunch Box with Beetroot, Carrots, Daikon and Tofu

Time Preparing: 25 mins
Time Cooking: 10 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients
– 100g Firm Tofu
– 2 Carrots
– 1/2 Daikon
– 1 Golden Beet
– 200g Basmati Rice
– 20g Chickpeas
– Sesame Seeds
– Chia Seeds
– Handful of Parsley
– Salt and Pepper for Seasoning
– Olive Oil
– Lemon Juice
 2tbsp Soya Sauce
– 1tsp chopped Ginger
– 1tsp Sesame Oil
– Cornflour
– 2 tbsp Sunflower Oil

Method:
1. Start by preparing the tofu – slice into squares then marinate in soya sauce, ginger and sesame oil. Refridgerate for at least 15 mins
2. Cook the rice as instructed
3. Peel the carrots, daikon and golden beet
4. Grate the carrots, then spiralize or grate beetroot and daikon
5. Cook the chickpeas as instructed
6. Remove tofu then roll in cornflour
7. Heat sunflower oil in a small pan, and once hot, add tofu cubes for 3-5 mins until golden brown
8. Remove excess grease from crispy tofu by laying them on kitchen roll
9. Layer salad in a bowl or lunchbox, then top with seasoning, parsley, seeds and a dash of olive oil and lemon juice

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Carrots, Celeriac and Red Lentil Mash

Time Preparing: 15 mins
Time Cooking: 20 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Winter / Spring

Ingerdients
– 80g Red Lentils
– 300g Carrots
– 70g Celeriac
-100ml Cream (or vegan alternative)
– Handful of parsley
– Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Method
1. Peel carrots and celeriac before cutting into small chunks
2. Steam veg with lentils for 20 mins
3. Add parsley, salt and pepper, cream and veg before mashing until smooth

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Couscous with Carrots, Chickpeas and Sultanas

Time Preparing: 10 mins
Time Cooking: 20 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients
– 100g Couscous
– 200g Carrots
– 100g Canned Chickpeas
– Handful of Sultanas
– 2tbsp Olive Oil
– 1tsp Harissa

Method
1. Peel the carrots then cut into small chunks before steaming for twenty mins
2. Cook chickpeas and cous cous as instructed
3. Leave the sultanas to be rehydrated in a boiling water for a couple of minutes and then drain
4. In a pan, heat the oil and add the couscous, carrots, chickpeas and sultanas along with the harissa
5. Stir thoroughly then serve with sultanas

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Carrot, Leek and Celeriac Soup

Time Preparing: 5 mins
Time Cooking: 25 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients
– 2 Carrots
– 1 Leek
– 50g Celeriac
– 500ml Vegetable Stock
– Soya Cream

Method
1. Wash and peel the carrots and celeriac, then cut into small chunks
2. Slice the leek, discarding the head
3. Add the veg to a pan, with veg stock, cover then allow to simmer on a medium-low heat for 25mins
4. Check that the vegetables are soft, then blend until reaching a smooth consistency
Add a dash of soya cream for a creamier consistency if desired

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Vegetable Stew with Turnip, Cabbage & Carrots

This is a traditional dish in France, usually served with some meat but it could be amended with only keeping the vegetables and then adding some vegan “meat” ball made with kidney beans.

Time Preparing: 15 mins
Time Cooking: 25 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients
– 400g Cabbage
– 200g Turnip
– 150g Carrots
– 1 Onion
– 50g Parsnip
– 1tbsp Olive Oil
– 1tbsp Baking Soda
– 0.5ltr Vegetable Stock
– Pepper for seasoning

Method
1. To pre-digest the cabbage, place the cabbage in a large pan with balling water and the baking soda for 15 mins. Drain carefully once cooked
2. Peel and chop carrots, turnips, parsnips and onion
3. Heat the olive oil in a pan, then add the onion for a few mins
4. Add the carrots and vegetable stock, cover with a lid and cook for 5mins
5. Add parsnips and turnips, cover again and cook for a further 15mins
6. Finally add the cabbage and cook for a further 5mins
7. We’ve served the stew with red kidney balls, but rice, bread or potatoes would also work

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Brussels Sprouts Head, Celeriac and Carrot Soup

Nothing is as good as a soup for cold winter evenings. Whilst some find soup a little boring, the secret is unlimited combinations for soups. Soups are also a great way to make use of some of the less noble parts of vegetables – such as the green parts of leeks – or in the case of this recipe, Brussels Sprouts Tops Stems. The leaves were using for a gorgeous pesto recipe which can be found here.

Time Preparing: 10 mins
Time Cooking:  30 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients:
– 100g Brussels Sprouts Tops, Stems
– 130g Celeriac
– 80g Carrots
– 700ml Vegetable Stock

Method:
1. Peel the carrots and celeriac, then cut into small piece
2. Slice the sprouts tops stems
3. Add the vegetables to a large pan, along with the vegetable stock (boiling)
4. Cook on a medium heat for 30 minutes
5. Blend to desired consistency then serve with warm crusty bread and a dash of cream

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Tumeric Basmati Rice and Lentils with Vegetables

This dish based on basmati rice has the value added to use Tumeric which adds colour to the dish and is really good for the health. Indeed, Tumeric is well known as an antioxidant and anti inflammatory, so there is no excuse to not using it.

For making sure that the dish contains all the vitamins and nutriments, lentils need to be added and then adding sesame seeds and chia seeds complete the goodness of the dish. Lentils can be easily remove from the recipe if you don’t like it

Time Preparing: 25 mins
Time Cooking: 20 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients
– 100g Basmati Rice
– 50g Green Lentils
– 3 Carrots
– 2 Parsnips (or swede)
– 100g Mushrooms
– 60g Red Russian Kale
– 1 Red Onion
– 2tsp Turmeic Powder
– Handful of toasted Sesame Seeds
– Hadful of Chia Seeds
– Aromatic Herbs
– Salt and Pepper for seasoning

Method
1. Soak the lentils for an hour (optional but helps to reduce cooking time)
2. Wash kale, peel and cut parsnips and carrots into small chunks then steam carrots and parsnips for 10 mins
3. Peel and chop the onion
4. Cook the rice as instructed on package and add turmeric to the cooking water
5. Add carrots and lentils into a pan of boiling water for 15mins with veg stock
6. On a medium heat cook red onion with 1tbsp olive oil
7. After a few minutes, add kale to onion and continue to fry for another few minutes
8. Add remaining veg to the pan along with seasoning
9. Serve by layering turmeric rice, lentils and carrots, then veg
10. Sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds, chia seeds and aromatic herbs

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine