Courgette, Aubergine and Tomato Pasta

Time Preparing: 15 mins
Time Cooking: 45 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Spring

Ingredients:
– 400g Aubergine
– 200g Courgett
– 400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
– Olive Oil
– Mixed Herbs
– Salt and Pepper
– 220g Wholewheat Pasta

Method:
1. Slice aubergine into half cm slices, discarding the head
2. Slice Courgette into small chunks
3. In a dish, mix 2-3tbsp olive oil with herbs, before coating aubergine and courgette before leaving to marinate for 30mins
4. Add 1/2 tbsp olive oil to another pan, and roast the aubergine for 3-5 mins on either side
5. Cook pasta as instructed
6. Add courgette and aubergine to a pan on a medium heat for 5 mins, until the courgette softens
7. Add chopped tomatoes and seasoning and continue to cook for a further 5 mins

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

 

Leek and Butternut Squash Lasagne

Time Preparing: 30 mins
Time Cooking: 40 mins
Serves: 4
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Spring

Ingredients
– 600g Leeks (white part only)
– 400g Butternut Squash
– 80g Blue Cheese
– 80g Cheddar
– 800ml Milk
– 80g Butter
– 80g Flour
– Lasagna Sheets
– 5tbsp Olive Oil
– 2tbsp Yeast
– Salt and Pepper for seasoning
– Mixed Herbs

Method
1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees
2. Remove the head and end of the leek, quarter and thinly slice
3. Peel butternut squash and cut into small chunks
4. Heat olive oil on a medium heat before adding the leeks for 5 mins
5. Add butternut squash to the pan for a further 25 mins
6. In the meantime, start the bechamel by melting butter in a pan, add the flour and stir in the milk trying to avoid lumps forming
7. Grease or line a square oven tray
8. Add a thin layer of bechamel
9. Add one layer of lasagne sheets, so that the tray is covered
10. Add the precooked mix of leeks and butternut squash
11. Add a layer of cheese and seasoning, along with one tbsp of yeast
12. Repeat steps 8 – 11 until you’ve used up all of your ingredients, ensuring the cheese mixture is on the top
13. Bake in oven for 40 mins until golden and crispy

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Pear, Rhubarb and Apple Puree

Time Preparing: 15 mins
Time Cooking: 20 mins
Serves: 4
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Spring / Summer

Ingredients
– 2 Pears
– 1 Apple
– 2 Sticks of Rhubarb
– 1 Banana
– 50ml Lemon Juice
– 10g Sugar

Method
1. Start by removing the skin from all of the fruit, including the outer layer of the rhubarb
2. Core the pears and apple, then cut all the fruit into small cubes
3. Add all fruit to the pan along with lemon juice and sugar, for 20 mins on a medium heat
4. Blend until smooth – can be eaten warm or cold

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Courgette Quiche

Time Preparing: 15 mins
Time Cooking: 45 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 2/5
Season: Spring

Ingredients
– 2-3 Courgettes
– 50g Cheddar
– 70g Smoked Pancettea
– 50ml Milk
– 50ml Cream
– 2 Eggs
– Handful of Chives
– Salt and Pepper, for seasoning
Ingredients – Short Crust Pastry
– 150g Self Raising Flour
– 60g Corn Flour
– 60g Butter
– 20ml Water

Method
1. In a large bowl mix corn flour, self-raising flour and butter
2. Knead the dough with fingers before adding water (start with 20ml then increase if necessary)
3. Once the dough has formed into a ball, wrap in cling film and let cool in the fridge for 30 mins
4. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
5. Peel the courgette and cut into small square pieces, then add to a pan of water with pancetta, letting them boil for 5 mins
6. Roll out the dough into a mould and bake for 10mins
7. Spread the courgette and pancetta onto the base, then top with cheese, seasoning and chives
8. In a seperate bowl, mix eggs, cream and milk before pouring on top of the quiche
9. Bake for 30-40 mins – serve hot or cold

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Fennel Salad with Sultanas and Giant Cous Cous

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

Ingredients
– 200g Fennel
– 80g Chickpeas
– 80g Giant Cous Cous
– 3 Tomatoes
– Handful of Sultanas
– Handful of Parsley
– 2tbsp Olive Oil
– 1tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
– Salt and Pepper
– 1tbsp Mustard

Method
1. Start by cooking the cous cous as instructed on the packaging before draining and allowing to cool
2. Chop fennel and tomatoes into small slices
3. Add sultanas to a small bowl of boiling water to help them raise
4. To make the dressing, mix oil, vinegar and seasoning (mustard optional)
5. Layer all ingredients in a bowl or plate then drizzle dressing over

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine

Purslane Salad with Smoked Salmon

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

Ingredients
– 120g Black Lentils
– A couple of handfuls of Purslane
– 4 slices of Smoked Salmon
– 1 Large Avocado
– 4 Small Tomatoes
– Chia Seeds
– 1/2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
– 1 tbsp Olive Oil
– Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Method
1. Carefully wash black lentil and remove any dust, before cooking as instructed then drain and let cool
2. Peel the avocado, remove the stone and slice
3. Cut the tomatoes into small chunks
4. Finely cut the smoked salmon
5. To make the dressing, combine oil, vinegar and seasoning
6. Layer all ingredients in a bowl or plate then top with chia seeds before drizzling over dressing

 

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

Tomato and Courgette Tart

Time Preparing: 15 mins
Time Cooking: 40 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 1/5
Season: Spring / Summer

Ingredients
– 3 Tomatoes
– 1 Courgette
– 40g Grated Cheddar
– 2tbsp Mustard
– Pepper for seasoning
– Dry Mixed Herbs
– Puff Pastry

Method:
1. Start by rolling the puff pastry into a mould and bake for 10 mins at 180°C
2. Slice the courgette and tomatoes into uniform slices
3. Spread mustard on the pre-baked pastry, then sprinkle the cheddar
4. Arrange tomatoes and courgette slices on the top of the pastry
5. Add pepper and dried herbs, then bake in the oven for 40 mins

 

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

Potato and Turnip Mash with Wild Garlic

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

Ingredients:
– 500g Potatoes
– 200g Turnips
– Salt and Pepper, for seasoning
– 3-4 Wild Garlic Leaves
– 2tbsp Cream or Soya alternative

Method:
1. Peel the turnips and potatoes, then cut into small chunks
2. Boil or steam for twenty mins – until tender
3. Finely chop wild garlic
4. Mash turnips and potatoes, add seasoning, cream and wild garlic

 

 

This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine