Vegan Kalette Quiche

Time Preparing: 20 mins
Time Cooking: 30 mins
Serves: 3/4
Difficulty: 3/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients
– 100g Kalettes
– 100g Firm Tofu
– 1/2 Onion
– 100ml Soya Milk
– 100ml Soya Cream
– 2tbsp Soya Sauce
– 2tbsp Olive Oil
– Handful of Parsley
– Handful of Chia Seeds
– Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Ingredients for shortcrust dough:
– 75g Self Raising Flour
– 30g Corn Flour
– 45g Dairy Free Butter
– 20ml Water

Method
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
2. In a large bowl, mix corn flour, flour and butter
3. Knead the dough before adding water, then form into a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 mins
4. Wash the kalettes then slice in half
5. Peel and chop the onion
6. Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, wait until hot then add the kalettes and soya sauce for 5 mins
7. In the meantime, heat the remaining oil in a separate pan, add the onions and stir until they turn slightly brown
8. Add tofu, seasoning, soya cream and milk and onion to a blender until a creamy but thick consistency is reached
9. Roll the dough into a mould, and precook for 10 mins
10. Add cooked kalette to the dough, then the parsley then tofu mixture
11. Sprinkle with chia seeds then bake for a further 20 mins

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup with Truffle Oil

Soup is something really comforting for the cold winter night but it could also be a festive starter when you add on top of it a dash of truffle oil

Time Preparing: 10 mins
Time Cooking: 30 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients
– 1 Large Sweet Potato
– 1 Parsnip
– 600ml Veg Stock
– 2tsp Truffle Oil

Method
1. Start by peeling all veg and cutting them into small chunks
2. Boil the veg stock, add veg and reduce heat. Cook with a lid on for 20mins
3. Use a blender until desired consistency is achieved, and serve with a dash of truffle oil and warm bread

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

January King Cabbage Lasagna

It’s no secret that Lasagna is a pretty convenient dish, and often tastes better when its reheated! As soon as the traditional meaty version is adapted, vegetable combinations seem to be endless, and this January King Cabbage version is a unique winner.

Time Preparing: 20 mins
Time Cooking: 45 mins
Serves: 4
Difficulty: 3/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients
– 1 small January King Cabbage, o 1/2 large
– 1 tin Plum Tomatoes
– 60g Grated Cheddar
– Lasagna Sheets
– 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
– Salt and Pepper for seasoning
– Basil
– 400ml Soya Milk
– 40g Plain Flour
– 40g Olive Oil

Method
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
2. Wash cabbage, and place in a pan of boiling water for 15mins (with tsp bicarbonate soda – optional but helps to digest the cabbage)
3. In a pan with 1tbsp olive oil, gently cook onion for 5-10mins
4. Prepare the bechamel sauce by first mixing milk and flour, then on a medium heat, add the oil until the mixture becomes warm, constantly stirring
5. Empty plum tomato and cut into small pieces
6. Start layering lasagna making sure to top with bechemal sauce, seasoning and some cheddar
7. Bake in oven for 30mins

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Millet with Broccoli and Leeks

Millet is a nice alternative to the traditional pasta or rice. On top of that, it is gluten free.

Chopping really thinly the broccoli for having a broccoli powder is a really pleasant way to eat it, on top of having it mix with the leak. The whole dish is pleasantly green and has plenty of flavours.

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

Ingredients
– 120g Millet Grain
– 2 Leeks
– 1 Broccoli
– 3tbsp Olive Oil
– 3tbsp Soya Cream
– Salt and Pepper for seasoning
– Handful of toasted Sesame Seeds

Method
1. Start by cooking the millet as instructed on the packet
2. Wash the leeks and slice horizontally and vertically
3. In a pan, heat olive oil on a medium heat then add leeks for 10-15mins, stirring occasionally
4. Meanwhile, wash broccoli and boil in a pan of water for 3mins
5. Cut the heads off the broccoli so they turn into a fine ‘powder’
6. Add half of the broccoli to the leeks and add soya cream and seasoning
7. Layer millet, leek, broccoli and soya cream on a plate
8. Sprinkle the leftover broccoli, and toasted sesame seeds

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Honey Roasted Vegetables with Bulgar and Quinoa

Honey Roasting Vegetables is a delicious and easy was to incorporate your five-a-day into one meal. Served with Bulgar and Quinoa, this tasty recipe is a great Winter warmer!

Time Preparing: 15 mins
Time Cooking: 55 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Autumn / Winter

Method 1.

Ingredients
– 1 Courgette
– 2 Beetroots
– 3 Carrots
– 1 Sweet Potato
– 1/2 Fennel Bulb
– 1tbsp Honey
– 3tbsp Olive Oil
– Salt for Seasoning
– Rosemary

Method:
1. Start by peeling all veg, apart from the fennel and courgette
2. Remove the fennel head and wash thoroughly with the courgette
3. Cut all veg into 1 inch squares
4. Steam for 15 mins
5. In a large bowl, mix honey and olive oil before adding veg and thoroughly coating
6. Cover a large baking tray with baking parchment or foil, spread vegetables evenly and top with rosemary and salt
7. Put in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30 – 40 mins

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

 

Celery Bites with Cream Cheese and Walnuts

A really quick, really effective canape suggestion for any upcoming (Christmas?) parties. The sweetness of the cream cheese compliments the bitterness of the celery, whilst the walnut adds a little extra crunch.

Time Preparing: 5 mins
Time Cooking: 0 mins
Serves: 12 bites
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Autumn

Ingredients
– 3 Celery Stalks
– 100g Cream Cheese
– 2tbsp Sour Cream
– Handful of Walnuts, chopped
– Black Pepper

Method
1. Begin by cutting the leaves off of the celery stalks. You’ll need about three for this recipe, so reserve the rest of the bunch for another dish
2. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, black pepper and two thirds of the walnuts (chopped)
3. Once you have a smooth consistency, fill the celery stalks with the cream cheese mixture
4. Cut into bite size chunks (about four per stalk) and serve with a range of other canapes

Beetroot & Carrot Spaghetti

When beetroots come into season, creative ways to cook them need to be found! What about having a pink dish/lunch box thanks to the colour of the beetroots? This dish is a promise to have a happy lunch time.

 

Time Preparing: 10 mins
Time Cooking: 30 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Autumn / Winter

Ingredients
– 120g Whole Wheat Spaghetti
– 2-3 Beetroots
– 2 Medium Carrots
– 1 Red Onion, finely chopped
– 1tbsp Olive Oil
– Handful of Pine Nuts
– Handful of Basil

Method
1. Start by cooking the whole wheat pasta as it is suggested on the packaging
2. Peel carrots and beetroot then cut into square pieces
3. Steam beetroot and carrots for 25/30mins
4. In a large pan, heat the olive oil, then add the chopped onion for 5mins
6. In a small pan, roast the pine nuts (check frequently, as it can burn pretty quickly)
7. Add the cooked spaghetti in the pan with the chopped onion
8. Add the steamed carrots and beetroots and stir everything together for 2mins
9. Add the roasted pine nuts and freshly chopped basil

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Chunky Mango Guacamole

It’s no secret how popular avocado’s are – either for Brunch or with a Mexican-esque dinner. However, it’s the Mango that we feel is seriously underrated, and have come up with the recipe below which combines these two powerhouse foods. The Mango adds a deliciously sweet taste to the guacamole, without being too powerful.

Time Preparing: 10 mins
Time Cooking: 0 mins
Serves: 4-6 (as dip)
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Summer

Ingredients
– 2 Avocados
– 1 Mango
– Juice from 1 Lime
– 1 Small Red Onion, finely chopped
– 1 Handful Cilantro Leaves
– Salt and Pepper, for seasoning
– 1 Garlic Clove, minced

Method
1. Peel avocado, remove stone and scoop flesh into a bowl, and mash as much as you’d like
2. Peel mango, remove stone and finely chop flesh before adding to the avocado
3. Add lime juice, garlic, cilantro and red onion to the avo-mango mix
4. Taste and adjust with seasoning
5. Serve with your favourite Mexican dinner, or for an avocado breakfast with eggs

Red Kuri Squash Risotto

Red Kuri Squashes are known for their unique shape and vibrant orange skin. However, when roasted they taste similar to Butternut Squash, albeit slightly sweeter. This recipe is quick and easy, and works wonders for either a hearty starter or main.

Time Preparing: 30 mins
Time Cooking: 20 mins
Serves: 4
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Autumn

Ingredients
– 1 Red Kuri Squash
– 1 Large Onion / 2 Small Onions, finely chopped
– 50g Butter (or vegan alternative)
– 600ml Veg Stock
– 100ml White Wine
– 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
– 150g Risotto Rice
– 1tsp Thyme
– Olive Oil
– Handful of Rocket to serve
– Parmesan to serve (optional)

Method
1. Pre-heat oven to 180degrees
2. Chop the squash into small chunks, removing skin and seeds
3. Drizzle olive oil over squash and roast in the oven for 30 mins
4. As the squash is cooking, add a generous lug of olive oil and half of the butter to a large pan, and add onions for 5mins on a medium heat
5. Add garlic, thyme and seasoning then continue stirring for a few minutes – making sure the onions remain translucent
6. Increase the heat and add risotto, continuing to stir for a further few mins
7. Add the wine until it bubbles away, reduce the heat and add the stock in intervals, waiting for the rice to absorb each time – this will take around 15 mins
8. Once the squash is roasted, add to the pan and stir in
9. Serve with rocket and parmesan

Spicy Pumpkin & Coconut Soup

Pumpkin carving has got to be one of our favourite Halloween traditions, but we know far to often, pumpkins are carved and the guts thrown away. Make sure you save everything you take out (minus the skin), as this recipe below is simply divine. The seeds from two pumpkins will be enough to add to salads and the likes for weeks to come.

Time Preparing: 20 mins
Time Cooking: 30 mins
Serves: 4
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Autumn

Ingredients
– ‘Guts’ from 2 Large Pumpkins / Squash
– 2 Onions, roughly chopped
– 1 Tin of Coconut Milk
– 700ml Veg Stock
– 1tbsp Butter (or vegan alternative)
– Pumpkin Seeds
– Chili Flakes (adjust accordingly)
– Chilli Powder (adjust accordingly)
– 2tbsp Olive Oil
– Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Method
1. Carve Pumpkins into whatever spooky face you want, saving all guts, seeds and flesh
2. Separate seeds from the guts and set to one side
3. Place the butter in a large pan and set to medium – high heat
3. Add the onions and stir for 5 mins, making sure they don’t burn
4. Once the onions are translucent, add pumpkin guts (or squash), chili and veg stock
5. Reduce the heat to low-medium, cover with a lid and simmer for 25 minutes
6. Whilst the soup is cooking, pour olive oil in a separate pan on a medium heat and add pumpkin seeds. Stir regularly for 15 minutes, before adding a little salt in the last few mins
7. To check that the soup is ready, push a sharp knife through pumpkin/squash. It should feel nice and soft
8. Pour soup into a blender (you may need to split this if your blender isn’t big enough)
9. Once you’re happy with the consistency, pour the soup back into the pan, bring to a boil and add coconut milk
10. Serve in pumpkin / squash, topped with pumpkin seeds