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Vegetarian Fruity Curry with Cinnam...

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In a bowl mix together the onions, garlic, beans, apple, drained pineapple, chilly, curry, cumin and vegetable oil. Preheat a sauté pan and brown all the curry mix. Next, add in the syrup from the pineapple, tomato pulp, coconut milk and simmer. In a small pan, sauté the crushed coriander seeds together with the cinnamon stick and star anise in a knob of butter for 2 minutes. Add in it the rice and stir, pour in the stock cover and simmer until cooked through and all the stock is absorbed. Adjust the rice with seasoning and mix in the fresh coriander. Serve with the fruity curry sauce.

Bacon and Barley Risotto with Fenne...

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In little butter sauté the pancetta, onions, garlic, fennel, celery and garlic without colouring. Add in the Barley and stir well, add in the sweet tomato paste and mix well. Pour in the wine, warm vegetable stock and simmer. Once liquid is almost all absorbed, add the tomatoes, dill and adjust seasoning. Serve the Mascarpone on top and micro herbs to garnish.

Sweet Potato, Chickpea, Goat’s Ch...

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Use a large cutter or a sharp knife to cut the tortilla wraps into discs big enough to fit a muffin tray. Place into the muffin holes and bake until very lightly browned. Allow to cool. Heat a pan and fry together the onions, garlic and cumin until lightly browned. Add the aubergines, sweet potato, 1 tbsp olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Soften for 6-8 minutes. Add in the chickpeas and hazelnuts, toss for 1 more minute and remove from the heat. Add in the spring onion, chopped coriander, 1/2 of the cheese and mix well. Adjust the seasoning and use the mixture to fill the baskets. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top and finish in the oven until the cheese melts. Serve garnished with rocket leaves

Sweet and Sticky Chicken and Pineap...

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Start this recipe by mixing together the orange zest, juice, BBQ sauce and chilli flakes. Add in the chicken strips and coat well. Allow to sit for 30 minutes before threading onto skewers with the pineapple and peppers. Drizzle with olive oil and BBQ till golden brown and cooked through. Meanwhile, make up the taboule with boiling hot water and allow to soak for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. Mix in the olive oil, fresh mint and toasted almonds. Also, prepare guacamole using the rip avocado. To serve, place the pineapple shell onto a large board and fill with the taboule. Arrange the skewers on the board with the guacamole on the side in a bowl, Decorate with lime wedges, extra mint and chilli flakes.

Braised Beef Chilly Gluten Free Wra...

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Rub the Beef with BBQ rub and place in an oven dish, add the beef stock cover and cook at 160 degrees Celsius for 4 hours. In a sauté pan sauté the onions, chilly and garlic, add the kidney beans and toss well, finally add the coriander and remove from heat. Use a fork to pull the beef, mix with the sautéed onion mix and add the BBQ sauce. Place the beef mix across the wrap add the cheese and baby spinach, roll and grill from all the sides.

Tomato with Aubergine Lasagna with ...

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Drizzle the Aubergines with oil, grill from both sides on a hot grill and once browned place them on a kitchen towel to absorb the extra oil. Sauté the onion, garlic and then simmer the tomato salsa in. Layer the vegetables like a lasagna, starting with the tomato sauce, aubergines, mixed goat cheese, mint leaves and tomato than repeat again. Finish the top with tomato sauce and parmesan, bake on high temperature until browned and then allow to set for 2 hrs in the fridge and serve topped with rocket leaves, parmesan shavings and olive oil.

Grilled Halloumi Salad

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Start this recipe by placing the fennel, onion and cooked barley into a large bowl and mix together. In a smaller bowl mix together the dressing using the vinegar, olive oil, orange juice and zest and season well with salt and pepper. Pour over the salad and mix together. Next, toss over the orange segments, watermelon and rocket leaves. Place into the fridge. Remove the halloumi from its packet and slice into 4. Season with salt, pepper and a dusting of flour and quickly brown on a hot plate or pan with a little oil till golden for 1 minute on each side. To serve, mix the salad together, spoon onto large deep salad bowls and top with the grilled halloumi and drizzle over any remaining salad dressing juices.

Lamb & Pancetta Brouchette on ...

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Cook the couscous as per instructions, then mix well in a bowl with the coriander, paprika and Lamb Mince. Form 40g balls, roll the bacon around them tightly and put them on the kebab stick. Grill on the BBQ until cooked through. Slice the pineapple, halloumi, and grill until browned on from both sides, season and sprinkle the thyme leaves on while warm. Zest the lime and squeeze the juice, mix well with the yoghurt, and serve on the side. Mix the mint and rocket leaves, serve on the grilled halloumi and pineapple and top with the skewers.