Recipes starting with B

Berry juice

Ingredients

500 g (18 oz) cowberry | 80 g (3 oz) honey | 2 liters water
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Indian

Barfi

Ingredients

1 cup khoa or khoya (can be replaced by unsalted ricotta cheese) | ½ cup ghee (you can use clarified butter instead) | ½ cardamom powder | 2 cup sugar

Classic Indian dessert. It is made of milk or cheese and pretty much like a cheesecake or a fudge.

Bubble & Squeak

Ingredients

454g/1 lb floury potatoes (eg, Maris Piper or King Edward) | 227g/8 oz Savoy cabbage | Fry Light, for spraying | 2 leeks, chopped | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 227g/8 oz smoked tofu, cubed | salt & ground black pepper | shredded cooked leek, to garnish
  • Time: 2-5 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Origin: Italian

Bruschetta snacks

Ingredients

4 x 57 g/2 oz slices wholemeal bread (24 Sins) | 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved | 1 ripe tomato, skinned | salt and freshly ground black pepper | For the grilled pepper topping: | 1 red pepper, grilled, deseeded and sliced | 1 yellow pepper, grilled, deseeded and sliced | 1 tablespoon chopped parsley | For the cheese and pear topping: | small bunch rocket or watercress | 170 g/6 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | 1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced | paprika, for dusting

The ultimate Italian snack — grilled garlic bread using bread from your Healthy Extras allowance, with ravishing Sin-free toppings. Each of the suggested toppings below serves 4 people.

  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Indian

Bombay Bhajis & Cucumber Raita

Ingredients

Raita: | 1/2 cucumber, chopped | salt | 113g/4 oz very low fat natural yogurt | 4 spring onions, chopped | Bhajis: | Fry Light, for spraying | 1 medium onion, chopped | 170g/6 oz potato, cooked & chopped | 227g/8 oz canned chick peas, drained | 1 egg, beaten | 1/2 tsp baking powder | 2 tsp dried Bombay mixed spice | 1 tsp dried mixed herbs | salt & ground black pepper

Beany Shepherds Pie

Ingredients

113g/4 oz aduki beans | 57g/2 oz brown rice | Fry Light, for spraying | 1 onion, peeled & finely chopped | 2 sticks celery, diced | 227g/8 oz carrots, diced | 1 tsp Vecon | soy sauce | 2 tbsp tomato puree | 1 tsp dried mixed herbs | salt & ground black pepper | 454g/1 lb potatoes, peeled | 3 tbsp skimmed milk
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Basil Spaghetti & Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients

227g/8 oz dried spaghetti | 170g/6 oz red cherry tomatoes | 170g/6 oz yellow cherry tomatoes | 2 level tbsp very low fat natural Greek yogurt | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 4 spring onions, chopped | 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, torn | salt & ground black pepper | 1 tbsp olive oil

Beef & mushrooms in red wine

Ingredients

250 g (8 oz) open cup or large open mushrooms, sliced | 1 tablespoon sunflower oil | 40 g (1 1/2 oz) butter | 1 onion, chopped | 750 g (1 1/2 lb) topside of beef or rump steak, cut into matchstick strips | 2 tablespoons plain flour | 1/2 teaspoon mixed dried herbs | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1 tablespoon port | 150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock | 150 ml (1/4 pint) red wine | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Baked beans and pepperami topping for baked jacket potatoes

Ingredients

113 g/4 oz canned baked beans in tomato sauce | 28 g/1 oz chopped pepperami
  • Time: Cooking time: 1 - 1 1/4 hours; Microwave cooking time: 4-5 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Origin: Eastern Europe

Baked jacket potatoes

Ingredients

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper | 1 x 227g/8oz baking potato (6 Sins on Original) | 2 tablespoons very low fat natural yogurt

Baked potatoes can make a versatile light meal to serve for a TV supper curled up in front of the fire. In fact, they are the ultimate in quick and easy snack meals — just pop them in a conventional or microwave Oven for the specified time and then add your favourite topping.

  • Complexity: very easy

Bulgar Wheat Salad with Oranges

Ingredients

142g/5 oz bulgar wheat | 568ml/1 pt water | 1 small green pepper, deseeded & cubed | 1/2 cucumber, diced | 14g / 1/2 oz freshly chopped mint | 42g / 1 1/2 oz flaked almonds, toasted | juice & grated rind of 1 lemon | 2 seedless oranges, segmented, skin & pith removed | salt & ground black pepper | fresh mint sprigs, to garnish
  • Complexity: very easy

Beetroot & Orange Salad

Ingredients

6 small beetroot, peeled, cooked & quartered | 2 large oranges, segmented, skin & pith removed | 1 small red onion, sliced into rings | 4 tbsp very low fat natural fromage frais | 1 tsp clear honey | grated rind of 1 orange, to garnish

Basil & Mozzarella Salad

Ingredients

227g/8 oz long grain rice | 1 punnet mini plum tomatoes, halved | 1 green pepper, deseeded & diced or 1 bunch spring onions, chopped | 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil | 227g/8 oz light mozzarella cheese, cubed | 4 tbsp Get Dressed, Fat Free Dressing, Classic Italian

Beef and Potato Clock Flan

Ingredients

125 g (4 oz) plain flour | 75 g (3 oz) butter or margarine | 125 g (4 oz) mashed potato | 1 tablespoon sunflower oil | 1 onion, chopped | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef | 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs | 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce | 250 g (8 oz) can chopped tomatoes | 1 tablespoon tomato puree | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Beef and Olive Pasties

Ingredients

75 g (3 oz) plain flour | 75 g (3 oz) wholemeal flour | 1 teaspoon 'easy blend' dried yeast | 25 g (1 oz) soy margarine | 5 tablespoons skimmed milk | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef | 1 small onion, sliced thinly | 2 firm tomatoes, skinned and chopped | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 8 stuffed green olives, halved | milk, to glaze | 1 tablespoon bran | salt and freshly ground black pepper | To garnish: | sliced tomatoes | finely chopped basil

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