Pumpkin pie

Ingredients 500g (1 1/4 lb) pumpkin, cooked and pureed1 (410g) 1 box single oats cream2 vegan eggs175g (6 oz) dark brown soft sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon salt For The Pastry 350g (12 oz) plain spelt flour1 teaspoon salt200g (7 oz) butter125ml (4 fl oz) cold water Method PreheatContinue reading “Pumpkin pie”

Creamy Pumpkin/ Butternut Squash

This is pumpkin although using butternut would be better I think! t’s more creamy than pumpkin. This is an experiment for me, I remember doing this for my children when they were babies, not with cheese only butter. The silly thing is, I use grated Parmesan soya cheese which didn’t melt instead of cream cheese.Continue reading “Creamy Pumpkin/ Butternut Squash”

Baked Winter Squash/Pumpkin with Tomatoes..

Butternut or pumpkin can all be used in this simple recipe. Serve the pumpkin as a light main course, with warm crusty bread, or as a side dish. Canned chopped tomatoes with herbs are used in this recipe. A variety of flavoured canned tomatoes are now available including garlic, onion and olive-they are ideal forContinue reading “Baked Winter Squash/Pumpkin with Tomatoes..”

Plant-Based Bacon with Cabbage

There’s so many ways of preparing bacon, not sure what to have for dinner! Wanting something simple and easy. And will take a few minutes to prepare knowing you’ll also enjoy it. Ingredients Half of a medium sized cabbage, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely diced 1 small tomato, finely diced 175g 6oz plant-based bacon,Continue reading “Plant-Based Bacon with Cabbage”

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 900 g/2 lb pumpkin flesh (after peeling and discarding the seeds4 tbsp olive oil1 large onion, peeled1 leek, trimmed1 carrot, peeled4 garlic, peeled and crushed1.7 litres/3 pints waterSalt and freshly ground black pepper½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg150 ml ¼ pint vegan single-cream alternative ¼ tsp cayenne pepperWarm herby bread to serve Method.. Cut theContinue reading “Cream of Pumpkin Soup”

pumpkin tackari

Ingredients: 1 block of tofu, diced 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp coriander power 1 tsp masala powder Salt to taste 1 chilli (optional) 500ml 2 cups diced, pumpkin 1 ½ pint of water 500ml 2 cups basmati rice 2 sprigs of spring onion chopped Method: Prepare the pumpkin and all spices in a saucepanContinue reading “pumpkin tackari”

Indian-Spiced Pumpkin Wedges:

kg (2 lb) pumpkin or butternut squash 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 cardamom pods 3 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 teaspoon castor sugar or mango Chutney For the coconut pesto 25 g (1 oz) fresh coriander leaves 1 garlic clove, crushed 1green chilli, deseeded and chopped Pinch of castor sugar 1 tablespoonContinue reading “Indian-Spiced Pumpkin Wedges:”

Roast chilli Jam Vegetables with Thai Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: ½ (150g) Thai chilli jam paste ½ cup (50g) coconut oil, melted 800g (1 ½ pounds) Kent pumpkin, Cut into wedges 400g (12 ½ ounces) baby carrots, trimmed 2 Lebanese cucumbers (260g), seeded, sliced on the diagonal 2 green onions (scallions), sliced thinly 2 cups (160g) beans sprouts ½ cup loosely packed fresh ThaiContinue reading “Roast chilli Jam Vegetables with Thai Cucumber Salad”

Baked Pumpkin Curry

Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin acorn or squash 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium onion, chopped 50g (1 ½ oz) roasted chickpeas or cashews 1 tbsp curry spice blend 230ml (8fl oz) unflavoured, unsweetened dairy-free milk Sea salt and pepper Garnish (Optional) 1 tsp red pepper flakes, more if desiredContinue reading “Baked Pumpkin Curry”

Pumpkin & chestnut risotto

Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 40 g/1 ½ oz pumpkin chopped 225 g/8 oz chestnuts, cooked and shelled (optional) 280 g/10 oz risotto rice 150 ml/5 fl oz vegetarian dry white wine 150 ml crumbled saffron threads (optional) dissolved in 4 tbsp of the stock 1 litre/1 ¾ pints simmering vegetable stock 85 g/3 ozContinue reading “Pumpkin & chestnut risotto”