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Salt and pepper tofu

Salt and pepper tofu

Place tofu on paper towels on kitchen bench. Place a heavy object on top for at least 15 minutes to squeeze out excess water. Change paper towels, if required. Cut tofu into cubes. Mix the salt, garlic powder and black pepper together. Coat tofu cubes and leave for 1-2 hours...
Summer pickles

Summer pickles

Makes 1½ cups These simple, pickled vegetables round off a traditional relish tray or can be served as an appetite-whetter. The recipe can be improved with celery hearts that yield larger, paler slices than stalks. Red chillies create a pretty colour contrast, but any hot chillies will work well in...
Samosas

Samosas

Samosas can be prepared ahead of time and can be frozen for a month. Before freezing fry them until they change colour to a very light golden brown. Once at room temperature place them in airtight bags to freeze. Dough: Mix the flour, semolina flour, salt, salt, oil and water...
Stuffed Vine Leaves

Stuffed Vine Leaves

Blanch the vine leaves in a large pan of boiling water for two minutes. Drain and set aside. Place the stock, rice and lentils with the garlic, capers, olives and fennel seeds in a large, heavy-bottomed pan. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 15 minutes or until cooked....
Vegetarian Gyoza

Vegetarian Gyoza

These little Asian dumplings are full of flavour  Defrost gyoza wrappers overnight in the fridge. Combine the ingredients of the dip, adjusting quantities to your taste. Set aside. Finely chop garlic, onion, cabbage, mushroom and tofu. Finely grate the carrot, zucchini and ginger. Sauté garlic and onion in one Tbsp...
Strawberries & Cream Ice Blocks

Strawberries & Cream Ice Blocks

Kids love these ice blocks – they taste like a strawberry milkshake on a stick. The freeze-dried berries add an extra flavour burst to the ice blocks. If you can’t get hold of any, add a few raspberries instead to up the flavour intensity. Make time: 5–10 mins | Soak...
Pasta salad

Pasta salad

Pop your pasta on to cook. When it’s done, drain and rinse under cool water, and set this aside. Prep the fresh veggies and combine these in a bowl, and set aside. Empty the canned cannellini beans with the liquid into a blender and blitz (or simply place in a...
Black bean burrito

Black bean burrito

Pop the rice on to cook. Heat up a pan with a dash of oil or water. Add the onion and simmer until softened. Empty the cans of beans into the pan next, (with the liquid). Next, stir in the paprika and cumin, and continue to cook until most of...
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