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Plum Crumble

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Plum Crumble
Serve leftovers with milk for breakfast.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC.
  2. Quarter the plums and chop roughly.
  3. Cover in the base of the pie dish with the plums.
  4. Place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime make the crumble : Chop the butter Mix the oats, flour and butter then rub between the tips of your fingers until the mixture resembles rough breadcrumbs.
  6. Mix in the walnut pieces and the sultanas.
  7. When the 10 minutes are up, cover the plums with the crumble.
  8. Bake for 15-20 more minutes or until the crumble browns.
  9. Serve hot or cold with cream or plain yoghurt.
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Black beans and parsnip stew

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Black beans and parsnip stew
Serve as soup or with rice and vegetables as a main course.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Thinly slice the parsnip.
  2. Heat about 1 litre of water, add the onion, celery, stock cube and the parsnip and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. In the meantime mix the garlic, ginger, chili, rosemary, thyme, black pepper to taste and marjoram with the oil and leave to infuse.
  4. When the 15 minutes is up add the beans and infused herbs to the pot.
  5. Cook for another 15 minutes
  6. Check the seasoning and adjust.
  7. Serve sprinkled with parsley.
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Spinach and Lentils Soup

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Spinach and Lentils Soup
Course Soup
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Ingredients
Course Soup
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat the coconut oil and add the chopped onions and cook for 5 minutes until transparent adding a drop of water if they begin to dry.
  2. Add the chopped potato and stir for a couple more minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic and continue cooking for 5 more minutes making sure the garlic does not burn.
  4. Add the turmeric, tomato puree and finally the lentils. Stir well to heat and then pour the water .
  5. Bring to the boil and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  6. Crumble in the stock cube and season to taste.
  7. Stir in the chopped spinach and heat to wilt.
  8. It will look thicker so add more boiling water to dilute to taste.
  9. Serve and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
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Chicken stew

Chicken stew

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Chicken stew
A warming all-in-one dish. The strength of this dish is from the presence of root vegetables with celery and onion for flavour. The proportions of the ingredients are not critical.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60-70 minutes
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60-70 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the chicken and brown.
  3. Remove the chicken pieces from the pan and keep to one side.
  4. Add the onion, celery, carrots, potato and swede to the pan with the hot oil.
  5. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring.
  6. Stir in the crumbled stock cube and the flour.
  7. Add water, cover and cook gently for 30 minutes.
  8. Place the chicken pieces back in the pot.
  9. Cook for 30 minutes stirring occasionally and adding more water if it begins to thicken and stick
  10. Add the drained barley and peas.
  11. Stir in the mustard.
  12. Cook for another 3 minutes to warm up the barley and peas.
  13. Before sereving check seasoning and adjust if necessary.
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Paprika Roast Tomatoes

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Paprika Roast Tomatoes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Ingredients
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 220C (200C fan).
  2. Tip the tomatoes into a baking tray.
  3. Scatter the shallot slices
  4. Drizzle with the olive oil
  5. Season with paprika and some salt and pepper
  6. Roast for 20 min and serve
Recipe Notes

Ideal with oven-cooked marinated lamb chops

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