Recipes

Mushroom & tomato salad

Mushroom--tomato-saladIngredients:
* 250 g (8 oz) baby button mushrooms, halved
* 125 g (4 oz) oyster mushrooms
* 150 ml (1/4 pint) French dressing
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
* 250 g (8 oz) tiny cherry tomatoes, halved

Egg & mushroom salad

Egg--mushroom-salad_cIngredients:
* 3 tablespoons lemon juice
* 375 g (12 oz) button or closed cup mushrooms
* 2 teaspoons ground cumin or dried tarragon (optional)
* 1 crisp lettuce, cut into thick slices
* 150 ml (1/4 pint) cultured buttermilk or natural yogurt
* 2 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
* freshly ground black pepper

Chicken liver & mushroom pate

Chicken-liver--mushroom-pate_cIngredients:
* 2 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* 125 g (4 oz) closed cup mushrooms, sliced
* 250 g (8 oz) chicken livers, cleaned and roughly chopped
* fresh thyme sprig, or pinch of dried
* 1 bay leaf
* 125 g (4 oz) butter
* 1-2 tablespoons brandy
* 3 tablespoons fresh green peppercorns in brine (optional)
* salt

Mushroom & wild rice soup

Mushroom--wild-rice-soup_cIngredients:
* 1/2 oz (15 g) dried wild mushrooms
* 250 ml (8 fl oz) boiling water
* 50 g (2 oz) wild rice
* 75 g (5 oz) onion, chopped
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
* 250 g (8 oz) open cup mushrooms, chopped
* 1 teaspoon dried thyme
* 1 bay leaf
* 1 litre (1 3/4 pints) cold water
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chinese mushroom soup

Chinese-mushroom-soup_cIngredients:
* 6 dried Chinese mushrooms, or 125 g (4 oz) fresh large open mushrooms (field mushrooms, if available)
* 2 teaspoons cornflour
* 1 tablespoon cold water
* 3 egg whites
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 600 ml (1 pint) chicken or vegetable stock
* freshly ground black pepper
* finely chopped spring onion, to garnish

Mushroom & hazelnut soup

Mushroom--hazelnut-soupIngredients:
* 25 g (1 oz) butter
* 375 g (12 oz) closed cup mushrooms, sliced
* 25 g (1 oz) ground hazelnuts
* 600 ml (1 pint) vegetable or chicken stock
* 450 ml (3/4 pint) milk
* 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
* 3 tablespoons single cream
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Wild mushroom soup

Wild-mushroom-soup2_cIngredients:
* 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
* 375 g (12 oz) wild mushrooms, rinsed, trimmed and cut into strips or chopped
* 1/2 onion, chopped
* 1 bunch watercress, chopped
* 1/2 garlic clove, crushed
* 1 litre (1 3/4 pints) chicken or vegetable stock
* 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh parsley
* 2 egg yolks
* 2 tablespoons double cream

Sin_free spinach quiche

Sin-free-spinach-quiche_cIngredients:
* 454g/1 lb fresh spinach leaves (or 1 small packet frozen spinach)
* 4 large eggs
* 227g/8oz very low fat natural fromage frais
* 6 spring onions, thinly sliced
* 2 garlic cloves, crushed
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 tomato, cut into 4 slices

Pinwheel sandwiches

Pinwheel-sandwichesIngredients:
* 1 x 28g/1oz slice wholemeal bread (3 Sins)
* sprigs of parsley, to garnish

Smoked salmon filling:
* 1 teaspoon very low fat natural fromage frais
* few snipped chives
* 1 x 28g/1oz slice smoked salmon (2 Sins on Green)
* squeeze of lemon juice
* freshly ground black pepper

Alternative ham and pineapple filling:
* 1 x 28g/1oz slice lean boiled ham, fat removed (2 1/2 Sins onGreen)
* 1 tablespoon very low fat cottage cheese with pineapple

Low-Sin BLT sandwich

Low-Sin-BLT-sandwich_cIngredients:
* 28 g/1 oz lean back bacon rashers, fat removed (2 Sins on Green)
* 2 x 28g/1oz slices wholemeal bread (6 Sins)
* 1 tablespoon very low fat natural fromage frais
* few crisp salad leaves
* large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
* salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Italian stuffed peaches

Italian-stuffed-peachesIngredients:
* 4 large ripe peaches
* 4 tablespoons very low fat natural fromage frais
* 1 tablespoon snipped chives
* 8 basil leaves, shredded
* squeeze of lemon juice
* chives, to garnish
* paprika, for dusting

Cajun grilled vegetables

Cajun-grilled-vegetables_cIngredients:
* 1 small aubergine, sliced
* 1/2 red or yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
* 1/2 red onion, cut into wedges
* 1 tomato, halved
* Fry Light, for spraying
* 1/2 tablespoon ground Cajun spices
* sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the creole salsa dip:
* 1 large tomato, deseeded and chopped
* 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
* squeeze of lime or lemon juice
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 red chilli, finely chopped
* 2 tablespoons very low fat natural fromage frais
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

Tomato _ baked eggs

Tomato-baked-eggs_cIngredients:
* 1 large beefsteak tomato
* salt and ground black peper
* 1 garlic clove, crushed (optional)
* Fry Light, for spraying
* 2 small eggs
* 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley

Boiled egg and dippers

Boiled-egg-and-dippers_cIngredients:
* 4 thick asparagus spears
* 4 small broccoli florets
* 8 thin green beans
* 2 large fresh eggs at room temperature
* pinch of salt (optional)

Sin_free oriental and spicy herb dips

Sin-free-oriental-and-spicy-herb-dipsIngredients:
Oriental dip:
* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon finely sliced spring onion
* 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
* 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

Spicy herb dip:

* 1/2 onion, chopped
* 1 x 2.5cm/1 in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
* 1 small chilli, deseeded and chopped
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* small bunch of mint, chopped
* small bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
* juice of 1/2 lemon
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 113 g/4 oz very low fat natural yogurt

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