Recipes

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Parsnip & Apple Soup

Ingredients

568ml/1 pt stock made with Vecon | 142g/5 oz parsnip, chopped | 1 apple, peeled, cored & chopped | 113g/4 oz potato, chopped | pinch of salt | 1 tsp curry powder | 1 tbsp very low fat natural fromage frais

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone-Soup_cIngredients:
* Fry Light, for spraying
* 1 onion, finelly chopped
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* 2 carrots, chopped
* 2 celery sticks, chopped
* 397g/14 oz can chopped tomatoes
* 1136 ml/2 pt stock made with Vecon
* 57g/2 oz dried spaghetti, broken into short lengths
* 113g/4 oz frozen peas
* 170g/6 oz green cabbage, chopped
* 1 leek, chopped
* 1 tsp dried basil
* salt & ground black pepper

Megan's Veggie Soup

Veggie-Soup_cIngredients:
* 142g/5 oz parsnip, chopped
* 2 large carrots, chopped
* 1 stick celery, chopped
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 28g/1 oz frozen peas
* 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
* 28g/1 oz pearl barley, dried
* 1136ml/2 pt stock made with Vecon
* salt and ground black pepper

Lentil & Orange Soup

Lentil--Orange-Soup_cIngredients:
* 113g/4 oz split red lentils
* 852 ml / 1 1/2 pt stock made with Vecon
* 1 onion, finely chopped
* 2 celery sticks, chopped
* 1/4tsp dried thyme
* 142ml / 1/4 pt orange juice
* grated rind of 1/2 orange
* 1 bay leaf
* salt & ground black pepper
* orange rind, to garnish

Mediterranean grilled vegetable sauce

Mediterranean-grilled-vegetable-sauce_cIngredients:
* Fry light, for spraying
* 113 g/4 oz baby carrots, halved
* 8 ripe tomatoes, halved and deseeded
* 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
* 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
* 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
* 1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary
* salt and ground black pepper
* 1 orange pepper, deseeded
* 113 g/4 oz frozen pees and diced (4 Sins on Original)
* 2 courgettes, diced
* 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, to serve
* 1 aubergine, diced

Roasted garlic with mushroom sauce

Roasted-garlic-and-mushroom-sauce_cIngredients:
* 8 garlic cloves, unpeeled
* Fry Light, for spraying
* 227 g/8 oz button mushrooms, sliced
* 283 g/10 oz very low fat natural fromage frais
* squeeze of lemon juice
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 2 tablespons chopped parsley

Tomato and basil sauce

Tomato-and-basil-sauce_cIngredients:
* 1 large onion, finely chopped
* 2 garlic cloves, crushed
* 284 ml / 1/2 pint chicken stock made with Bovril
* 454 g/1 lb ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* few fresh basil leaves, chopped
* 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (optional)

Coriander & Sweetcorn Soup

Coriander--Sweetcorn-Soup_cIngredients:
* Fry Light, for spraying
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* handful freshly chopped coriander or 2-3 tsps dried coriander
* 397g/14 oz can sweetcorn
* 426ml / 3/4 pt stock made with Vecon
* 57g/2 oz dried mini pasta bows or other small pasta shapes
* salt & ground black pepper
* fresh coriander leaves, to garnish

Mushroom curry

Mushroom-curry_cIngredients:
* 2 onions, chopped
* 50 g (2 oz) butter or ghee
* 2 tablespoons tomato puree
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
* 500 g (1 lb) closed cup mushrooms, sliced
* 150 ml (1/4 pint) natural yogurt
* 300 ml (1/2 pint) vegetable stock
* 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* fresh coriander leaves, to garnish

Mushrooms with green peppercorns

Mushrooms-with-green-peppercorns_cIngredients:
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 500 g (1 lb) closed cup mushrooms
* 4 tablespoons water
* 3 teaspoons fresh green peppercorns in brine, lightly crushed (see note below)
* 2 tablespoons double or whipping cream
* salt
* croutons, to serve

* fresh coriander leaves or parsley sprigs, to garnish

Braised chanterelles

Braised-chanterelles_cIngredients:
* 15 g (1/2 oz) butter
* 50 g (2 oz) rindless bacon, chopped
* 750 g (1 1/2 lb) chanterelles (if unavailable, use shiitake or chestnut mushrooms), rinsed, trimmed and halved if large
* 2 teaspoons plain flour
* 150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock
* 125 mi (4 fl oz) dry red wine
* 1 parsley sprig, chopped
* salt pinch of cayenne pepper

Stir_fried garlic mushrooms

Stir-fried-garlic-mushroomsIngredients:
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 15 g (1/2 oz) butter
* 250 g (8 oz) mixed mushrooms, such as shiitake and chestnut, rinsed, trimmed and thickly sliced
* 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
* 125 g (4 oz) oyster mushrooms, rinsed, trimmed and thickly sliced
* 2-3 tablespoons dry sherry or vermouth
* 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Brazil mushroom casserole

Brazil-mushroom-casserole_cIngredients:
* 500 g (1 lb) chestnut mushrooms
* 4 tomatoes, sliced
* 4 spring onions, finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or marjoram
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
* 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves
* 4 tablespoons dry white wine or stock
* 125 g (4 oz) Brazil nuts, coarsely ground
* 50 g (2 oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fennel with mushrooms

Fennel-with-mushrooms_cIngredients:
* 2 heads fennel, each about 300 g (10 oz), trimmed and quartered lengthways
* 125 g (4 oz) closed cup mushrooms, thickly sliced
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
* 25 g (1 oz) butter
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* fennel leaves, to garnish

Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Plum-Pudding-with-Brandy-Sauce_cIngredients:
* 250g mixed dried fruit
* 125g pitted prunes
* 1/4 cup cold tea
* 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
* 1/4 cup lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon mixed spice
* 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1/4 cup brandy
* 1 cup plain flour
* 1/3 cup brown sugar
* 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (preferably made from 1-2 day old bread)
* 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* 2 teaspoons canola (or vegetable) oil

Brandy Sauce:

* 1 egg
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 2 teaspoons plain flour
* 1 cup hot low-fat milk
* 2 tablespoons brandy

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