Cooking with dairy free alternatives

January is often the time that people make a change so if you’re planning to take part in 2021’s Veganuary or you, or someone you know, has an allergy or intolerance, here’s a few things you need to know about cooking with dairy free alternatives. So, if you want to eliminate that FOMO when it […]


Enchiladas are a great all-round dinner, they are easily adapted to make them gluten-free or even vegan. For those of you wanting meaty enchiladas, pick up your meat from here, get the cheese here and the rest of the ingredients can be found from local farmers and producers. Ingredients: For the base ingredients, all you […]

Vegetable tagine

This time of year, there are some incredible vegetables in season, so why not enjoy a meat-free main course and enjoy this spicy and warming veggie dish. You can get all the ingredients for this at local farm shops and delis. Ingredients: 30ml vegetable oil 300g onions 2 garlic cloves 1/2sp chilli powder 2 tsp […]

Vegan Christmas pudding

If you saw our Stir up Sunday post, you’ll already have an idea of how to make a Christmas pudding, but if you are catering for vegans or someone with a food allergy, here’s a free from version for you Ingredients: 150g dates 50ml orange juice 50ml brandy 150g dried fruit 50g treacle 50g glace […]

Poached pears

Poached pears are a classic dessert and with all the festive flavours available at this time of year, you can really make them seasonal and indulge without feeling too guilty. Pears are fruits after all! Ingredients: 6 pears 200ml white wine 50g maple syrup 6 star anise ¼ tsp ground cloves 2 oranges 1tsp ground […]

Jam Roly poly

This classic dessert is a must-have in the colder months and this version is super easy! This version is suitable for vegetarians and vegans as it uses vegetable suet which can be found in most stores. If you prefer you can use traditional beef suet – the measurements are the same! You could also amend […]

Potato and onion soup

This is the season for warming soups, so why not whip up a batch for lunches or to proceed a lovely, hearty meal. Grab your locally grown veg from farm shops around the county. You can even adapt this to make it vegan if you like by using a milk alternative and vegetable stock. You […]

Bonfire toffee

Just because we can’t gather in large groups to watch fireworks this year doesn’t mean we can’t recreate the atmosphere at home. Here’s some bonfire toffee that you can easily make yourself and enjoy with the family. Ingredients 450g dark brown sugar 125ml hot water ¼ tsp cream of tartar 115g black treacle 115g golden […]

Pumpkin Hummus | Halloween treats

If you carved pumpkin to display this Halloween and have fleshy bits of pumpkin leftover, give this tasty hummus recipe a go! Ingredients 1 pumpkin Olive oil 2 garlic cloves ½ lemon 2 tbsp tahini paste 400g chickpeas Pick up your veg, including your pumpkin locally and grab some olive oil from here. Method: Cut […]

Toffee apples | Halloween treats

This Halloween we might not be able to go out trick or treating as we might usually, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy a treat or two. Why not have a go at making your own toffee apples? Ingredients 8 apples (any are fine, but red ones work best) 400g caster sugar […]