Salsify Stir Fry

Time Preparing: 10 mins
Time Cooking: 10 mins / 30 mins inc. rice
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Winter / Spring

Ingredients
– 24g Broccoli
– 80g Salsify
– 50g Courgette
– 200g Beansprout
– 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
– 60g Wild Rice
– 2tbsp Soya Sauce
– 2tbsp Sesame Oil
– Sesame Seeds

Method
1. Peel and slice Salsify
2. Slice Courgette into small chunks
3. Cut Broccoli if florets are too large
4. Cook rice as instructed on the packaging
5. Heat the oil in a wok on a medium to high heat, then add the Salsify for 3mins
6. Add Broccoli and Onion for a further 3 mins, continuing to stir
7. Add the Courgette and Beansprouts for a further 2 mins
8. Stir in the Soya Sauce until all veg is covered
9. Serve on a bed of Wild Rice, topped with toasted Sesame Seeds

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Beetroot, Fennel and Swiss Chard with Quinoa

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

Ingredients
– 60g Bulgar
– 60g Quinoa
– 60g Swiss Chard
– 240g Fennel
– 1/2 Onion
– 1 small red beetroot
– 4tbsp Olive Oil
– Veg Stock
– Pepper for Seasoning

Method
1. Heat 2tbsp oil on a low heat, then add bulgar and quinoa for 5mins
2. Cut the fennel into small square chunks
3. Separate stems and leaves on swiss chard. Finely chop stem, and roughly cut leaves
4. Peel and chop the onion, and peel and grate beetroot
5. Heat the remaining oil in a separate pan on a medium heat, then add onion and swiss chard leaves for 3mins
6. Add fennel and continue to cook for a further 3mins, before adding swiss chard leaves for a further 3mins
7. Add bulgar, quinoa and grated beetroot along with 800ml boiling water and veg stock along with pepper for seasoning
8. Cook for 20mins on a medium-low heat

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

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

Winter Salad with Golden Beets

Slightly sweeter than traditional beetroot, the golden beet is a wonderful additional to winter salads. This mouthwatering recipe is packed full of nutrients, and is topped with a sweet balsamic glaze and feta cheese.

Time Preparing: 5 mins
Time Cooking:  35 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Winter

Ingredients:
– 200g Golden Beets
– Handful Sun-dried Tomatoes
– 1 Small Red Onion
– 1 bag Rocket
– 70g Feta / Goats Cheese
– Pumpkin Seeds
– Olive Oil
– Balsamic Glaze

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
2. Wash (but don’t peel) golden beets, wrap them in kitchen foil then cook for 35 mins
3. Meanwhile, finely slice red onion and sun-dried tomatoes
4. Carefully toast the pumpkin seeds, in a pan on a medium-heat (no oil) for five mins
5. Once the golden beets have cooled, remove their skin and cut into small chunks
6. Layer the veg, then top with seeds, feta, olive oil and balsamic glaze

Swiss Chard Lasagna

Swiss chard are referred to as a nutritional powerhouse as they are a great source of vitamins (K, A and C), minerals (magnesium, potassium and iron) and fibre. They can be colourful as the rainbow chard which add a splash of colour to any dish.
Using them in lasagna is really nice in terms of texture because of the right balance between the softness of the leaves and the crustiness of the stems.

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

Ingredients
– Large Bunch of Swiss Chard Leaves
– 400g Tin of Plum Tomatoes
– 40g Cheddar, Grates
– 4 Lasagna Sheets
– 1/2 Onion, Finely Chopped
– Handful Basil Leaves
– Olive Oil
– Salt & Pepper for Seasoning
Ingredients – Bechamel Sauce
– 400ml Milk (or Soya for vegan alternative)
– 40g Flour
– 40g Olive Oil

Method
1. On a medium heat, gently cook onion in olive oil
2. Wash the swiss chard, then separate the leaves from the stems. Cut the stems into small pieces then add to the onion. Cook for a further 7 minutes
3. Add the leaves and cook for a further 7 minutes
4. Prepare the bechamel by mixing the milk and flour. On a medium heat, add the mix to the oil and stir until it becomes warm. Continue stirring until a smooth consistency is reached
5. Whilst the sauce is cooking, empty the plum tomatoes and cut into small pieces
6. Grease an oven tray (or baking dish) and layer the lasagna in the following order: tomato, lasagna sheet, swiss chard mix, tomato, bechamel, grated cheese, seasoning and basil, lasagna sheet, swiss chard mix, tomato, bechamel then top with the remaining grated cheese
7. Cook in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Vegan Lentil Bolognese

This bolognese is so quick and easy, it totally lends itself to weekday cooking (and by increasing the ingredients, will do you well for lunch time leftovers). The great thing about this vegan number, is the lentils which bulk the meal out, meaning it’s just as filling as a meat bolognese. Feel free to add any of your favourite extra veg!

Time Preparing: 15 mins
Time Cooking: 15 mins
Serves: 4
Difficulty: 3/5
Season: Summer

Ingredients
–  1 Large Onion, finely chopped
– 100g Mushrooms, sliced
– 1 Aubergine, chopped
– 2 Carrots, peeled and chopped
– 600g Lentils, rinsed and drained
– 400g Chopped Tomatoes
– 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
– 200ml Veg Stock
– 2tbsp Vegan Butter
– 2tsp Paprika
– 1tsp Sage
– 1tsp Thyme
– 1tsp Oregano
– 1bsp Sugar
– Spaghetti to serve

Method
1. Heat a pan to a medium heat, and add the onion and butter until translucent
2. Add the remaining veg, chopped tomatoes, veg stock, herbs and spices and continue to cook on a medium heat for 10 mins
3. Add the sugar and lentils, simmering for a further 5 minutes
4. Cook pasta in a separate pan, as per instructions, whilst sauce reduces
5. Serve the bolognese with pasta and vegan cheese (optional)

Thin Onion Tart / Pissaladière

French inspiration for cooking onions, indeed in the South of France, pissaladière is quite common; it is a thin tart with onions, olives and anchovies. This recipe omits the anchovies to ensure it is vegan and vegetarian, but there’s no harm in adding them on when you add the olives. This tart is great hot or called.

Time Preparing: 70 mins
Time Cooking: 40 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 4/5
Season: Autumn

Ingredients – Topping
– 400g Onions
– 1 tbsp Sugar
– 3 tbsp Olive Oil
– 10 to 15 Olives
– Salt and Pepper
– Mixed Herbs
Ingredients – Bread Dough
(Recipe for two onion tarts and one loaf of bread)
– 150ml Water
– 1 tbsp Sugar
– 1 tsp Salt
– 16g Olive Oil
– 250g Plain Flour
– 6g Dried Yeast

Method
1. In a large bowl mix together Water, Salt, Olive Oil, then add Sugar, Flour and Yeast and then knead the bread by hand
2. Leave the dough for 40 minutes
3. Split the dough into two – one half will make a loaf, the other will be used for two tarts
4. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees
5. Peel and slice Onions
6. In a large pan, heat olive oil on a medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the Onions, Salt, Pepper and Sugar.
7. Simmer for 5-10 mins before turning the heat up for an additional 5 mins
8. Roll the dough for the tarts in two flat bases and leave for 20 mins 8. Spread Onion mix onto the based before adding Olives and Mixed Herbs
9. Bake tarts in the oven for 15-20 mins

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Harissa Baked Aubergine, Cauliflower Rice and Sauteed Garlic & Lemon Swiss Chard

This Vegetarian feast is just as easily turned into a Vegan friendly meal, by omitting the feta or Greek Yoghurt. Inspired by Moroccan cuisine, this blend of favours gets everything right for a light yet filling Summer dinner. Zingy Lemon, Aubergines with a kick, and cauliflower rice so tasty, we guarantee you’ll be asking for more.

Time Preparing: 30 mins
Time Cooking: 35 mins
Serves: 2-4
Difficulty: 3/5
Season: Summer

Ingredients
– 2 Aubergines
– 1 Cauliflower
– 250g Swiss Chard (stalks and leaves)
– 1 Onion
– Handful chopped Coriander
– 4 tbsp Harissa Paste
– 1 tbsp Honey
– 4 tbsp Lemon Juice
– 1 Garlic Clove
– 3 tbsp Greek Yoghurt OR Crumbled Feta for serving (optional)
– Coconut Oil

Method
1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees
2. Start by preparing your Harissa Glaze by mixing the harissa paste, honey and 1tbsp lemon juice. Mix well and set to one side
3. Grate cauliflower heads so that they are rice sized
4. Cut aubergines in half and score diagonally, making sure you don’t cut through to the skin
5. Spread half of the Harissa Glaze over the aubergines, then put them in the oven for 10 minutes
6. Next, start  on the Swiss Chard. You want to separate the stalks from the leaves, making sure the stalks are finely chopped. Set the leaves to one side, then chop the onion finely.
7. Remove the aubergines, spooning the remaining Harissa Glaze over them then return to the oven for a further 15 minutes
8. Heat half of the coconut oil in a pan on a medium heat, then add the chopped onions and chard stalks for 5 minutes. Next add the cauliflower rice and 1 tbsp lemon. Fry for a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
9. Meanwhile, add the remaining oil to another pan, adding the garlic, Swiss Chard leaves and remaining lemon. Sautee for 5 minutes
10. Serve everything up, with optional Greek Yoghurt or crumbled feta

Grilled Halloumi with Spicy Tomato Salsa

We’re big fans of Halloumi over at TGH HQ, which is probably because it’s an ingredient which instantly stops any vegetarian feeling like they’re missing out! We’ve put together this slightly spicy salsa and grilled halloumi recipe as a side dish or light lunch, but by adding either courgettes or aubergines (simply chop and add to the pan at the same time as the tomatoes), you’ll have one mean vegetarian dinner!

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

Ingredients
– 500g Tomatoes, chopped
– 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
– 1 Onion, chopped
– 1 Chilli, finely sliced
– 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
– 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
– 1 tbsp Turmeric
– 1 tsp Chilli Flakes (adjust accordingly)
– Salt and Pepper for seasoning
– Olive Oil
– 200g Halloumi, sliced
– Rocket Leaves, to serve

Method
1. Fry Onions on a medium heat in olive oil for a few minutes before adding garlic
2. Once they’ve both softened, add tomatoes, chilli, tomato puree and the spices
3. Cook on a medium heat for 15 minutes
4. Heat the grill to a high heat, then grill sliced halloumi for a few minutes until the cheese has browned
5. Serve warm with rocket leaves

 

Tomato Chutney

A simple yet delicious Chutney Recipe. The added chili gives just the right amount of kick! And whilst chutney’s are normally associated with winter cheeses and red wine, this recipe uses veggies that are seasonal in the Summer months.

Time Preparing: 10 mins
Time Cooking: 30 mins
Serves: 4-6
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Summer

Ingredients
– 400g Cherry Tomatoes
– 1 Red Onion, finely sliced
– 1 Chili Pepper
– 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
– 1tbsp Ginger
– 5og Sugar
– Olive Oil
– 2 tsp Red Wine Vinegar

Method
1. Heat a generous lug of olive oil in a saucepan, then sautee chopped onions, garlic and ginger for 5 mins on a medium heat
2. Chop the tomatoes and chilli pepper then stir into the pan, cooking for another 2 mins
3. Add the rest of the ingredients, and cook for a further 15 mins, stirring occasionally until the chutney has thickened