Recipes anyone

Hi there.

I’ve been trying to eat more healthily by avoiding dairy and gluten etc., and I’m also vegetarian. I am someone who hates cooking, but I find myself seeking interesting recipes more and more. I wanted to share this one with you. I saw a pre-prepared dish in a supermarket and as I wasn’t allowed to eat it (dairy), I tested it on the family to see what they thought. From looking at the ingredient list, I came up with this version, which I quite like. I cook the basic ingredients and then separate out one baking dish for the kids with cream in it, then do the other half in a baking dish, where I use almond milk. I also use gluten free bread crumbs for the topping.

Anyone else have recipes to share?


Pumpkin recipe

600g frozen bag of pumpkin, in cubes

1 medium onion, chopped

One tablespoon olive oil

2 large dates, seeded and chopped

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Coriander

One tablespoon of cream or almond milk

Topping :



Using a large frying pan, fry the onion in the olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes or until brown.

Add the pumpkin to the pan and simmer for up to 30 minutes or until soft.

Mix in the dates cinnamon and coriander

Place in a baking dish, then cover with the cream or almond milk.

Top with the breadcrumbs, then sprinkle a few almonds on top.

Cook at 180° C for 10-15 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned.

Hi Astro

I’m a bit of an omnivore but occasionally eat meat free just because I like to. I’m a big fan of stuffed mushrooms, the big portabello ones. I make a lovely recipe where you saute some garlic or a finely chopped onion, then wilt down a big bag of spinach and add a handful of crushed walnuts and some creme fraiche to bind it all together (can you substitute a dairy free version?). You then stuff the mushrooms with it and top with breadcrumbs (gluten free for you). I often mix blue cheese into the breadcrumbs at this point but you can leave it out. Bake in the oven at 180 C for about 30 mins until the mushrooms are soft.

Tracey x

Hi Tracey,

god that sounds good. I may not eat cheese now, but before the various health issues, I used to love it. Might try the cheese version on the family. By the way, I realise now that when I said cream above, I actually meant creme fraiche. I live in France, so I’d forgotten that you call it that in the UK.

Like the idea of stuffing the mushrooms with spinach. Think I’ll try and do a dairy free version.