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Treacle Tart

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Treacle Tart

treacle tart

This classic, British comfort food is just like grandma used to make. A perfect sweet and sticky pudding that’s great served with cream, custard or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serves 8 Ingredients For the pastry: 250g (2¼ cups) plain flour 75g (2/3 cup) icing sugar, sifted 110g (1/2 cup) dairy-free butter Pinch salt…

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Beetroot and Apple Soup with Sour Cream and Chives

Beetroot and Apple Soup with Sour Cream and Chives

This striking and flavoursome soup is pretty enough for a dinner party. Decorate with sour cream and fresh chives for a show stopping and unusual start to your meal. Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the Soup: 4-6 medium beetroot, cooked and peeled 1 large potato, peeled and cubed 3 large carrots, peeled and finely diced 1…

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Carrot and Orange Bundt

Carrot and Orange Bundt

This incredibly moist cake gives a fresh twist to the classic carrot cake. Gluten-free and surprisingly easy to make, it’s perfect for an elegant centrepiece for afternoon tea. Serves 10 Ingredients For the cake: 225g (2 cups) carrots (grated weight) 120ml (½ cup plus 1 tsp) orange juice 1 tbsp orange zest 80ml (1/3 cup)…

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Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Roasted Plums

Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Roasted Plums

This decadent, creamy cheesecake is contrasted beautifully by juicy, ripe plums. It’s worth trying to find in-season Victoria plums for the best flavour, but any variety will work well in this recipe. Serves 10 Ingredients For the cheesecake: 200g (2 cups) vegan digestive biscuits 3 tbsp flavourless coconut oil, melted ½ tsp sea salt flakes…

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Spanakopita

Spanakopita

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 270g (12 sheets) filo pastry 900g (20 cups) fresh spinach, washed 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 lemon, zest only (reserve juice for the almond feta) Freshly grated nutmeg Sea salt and black pepper, to taste Olive oil, for brushing Black sesame seeds, to…

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Spinach and Almond Ricotta Cannelloni

Spinach and Almond Ricotta Cannelloni

Serves 6 Ingredients For the almond ricotta: 420g (3 cups) blanched almonds (no need to soak) 235ml (1 cup) cold water 15g (⅓ cup) nutritional yeast 2 tsp garlic powder ½ lemon, juice only Sea salt and black pepper, to taste For the tomato and basil sauce: 1 tbsp olive oil 400g tinned chopped tomatoes…

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Garlic, Spinach and Potato Boulangère

Garlic, Spinach and Potato Boulangère

Serves 4 as a side Ingredients 1 white onion, finely sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tsp vegan spread Oil, for frying 750g medium waxy whole potatoes 250g (1 generous cup) spinach Dried mixed herbs  Pinch salt 300ml (11/4 cups) vegetable stock 100ml (scant 1/2 cup) dry white wine (optional you…

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Spinach Kofta Korma

spinach kofta korma

Veggie-packed, iron-rich koftas, smothered with a rich and gently spiced, creamy cashew sauce. Serve over rice or with flatbreads for an indulgent but nutritious dinner. Serves 4 Ingredients For the koftas: 200g (1 cup) spinach, washed well ½ cauliflower, broken into florets 2 courgettes, grated 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 100g (1 cup) gram…

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‘Chickn’ Normandy

'Chickn' Normandy

This classic French combination uses cider, apples and cream to make an elegant but comforting lunch or dinner. Although there are a couple of different processes within this recipe, the various components can be prepared ahead of time, making it an ideal dish to cook for friends, too. Serves 2 Ingredients For the ‘chickn’: 125g…

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Vegetable and Pearl Barley Stew with Herby Dumplings

Vegetable and Pearl Barley Stew with Herby Dumplings

Hearty, wholesome and comforting — this one-pot wonder is a complete meal in itself. Feel free to add any extra vegetables you happen to have on hand, too. Serves 6 Ingredients For the stew: 1 large onion, peeled and sliced 2 large leeks, trimmed and thickly sliced 3 stalks celery, trimmed and chopped 4 cloves…

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Jamaican Rundown

Jamaican Rundown

This flavoursome, spicy stew is packed with veggies and protein-rich beans. Soft, warm roti are the perfect accompaniment to scoop up the delicious sauce. Serves 4 Ingredients For the rundown: 1 tbsp coconut oil 2 red onions, peeled and sliced 1 small aubergine, trimmed and cubed 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed 4 cloves…

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Iceland’s palm oil advert chosen as the most effective ad of 2018

Iceland’s palm oil advert chosen as the most effective ad of 2018 1

UK supermarket Iceland, released an advert in 2018 looking at the deforestation of orangutan habitats for palm oil, having previously pledged to remove it from their own-brand products. The advert was banned from national television, but picked up a huge amount of attention, not only because it was refused air time on TV, but also…

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