RECIPES

Lots of delicious recipes to try…

We have loads of recipes and some great ideas for creating healthy and delicious meals, snacks and cakes. Browse by course or by diet or use the ‘search’ at the top of the page to find exactly what you fancy!

  • Mixed berry yogurt dessert

    Mixed berry yogurt dessert

    Recipe by Diana Earnshaw. Picture from Pixabay. Ingredients 250g frozen mixed berries. (Lovely strawberries at True Food at the moment!) 1-2 tbsp runny honey depending on the sweetness of your chosen berries. 250g thick yogurt of your choice (strain it if you only have the usual yogurt) Method Blend the ingredients together in a food… Read More »Mixed berry yogurt dessert

  • Banana lollies

    Banana lollies

    This recipe is as easy as pie and lovely for children. Ripe bananas and lolly sticks is all you will need. True Food often have very ripe bananas so look out for them. Photo: pixabay Ingredients Ripe bananas Lolly sticks Chocolate (optional) Method Cut the bananas in half cross-wise and insert the lolly sticks. Place… Read More »Banana lollies

  • Maple ice cream

    Maple ice cream

    Recipe by Diana Earnshaw and picture from Pixabay. At Christmas I make this ice cream and add a couple of cinnamon sticks to the milk whist it is being heated. If this is not the best ice-cream you have ever tasted, I’ll eat my hat! Remember though, the best results come from the best ingredients.… Read More »Maple ice cream

  • Warm new potato salad with bacon and blue cheese

    Warm new potato salad with bacon and blue cheese

    Recipe based on one from BBC Good Food and photo from Pixabay Ingredients 500g new potatoes halved 2 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions, each sliced into 6 wedges 4 rashers smoked bacon, trimmed and cut into large pieces 140g mushrooms, sliced 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard 1 tbsp red wine or apple cider vinegar 100g… Read More »Warm new potato salad with bacon and blue cheese

  • Bombay potatoes

    Bombay potatoes

    Based on a recipe from BBC Good Food. Photo from Pixabay. Ingredients 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated 2 large garlic cloves 6 large tomatoes, halved, deseeded and chopped 800g new potatoes, halved 3 tbsp oil of your choice 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 chillies, halved, deseeded and thinly sliced 1 tsp black mustard… Read More »Bombay potatoes

  • Puffed Quinoa and Nut Bars

    Puffed Quinoa and Nut Bars

    From ChoosingChia.com Ingredients 1 cup pitted Medjool dates 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt 3/4 cup puffed quinoa 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp sunflower seeds 1/4 cup chopped almonds Method Soak the dates in warm water for 5 minutes then drain. Add the dates, peanut butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon… Read More »Puffed Quinoa and Nut Bars

  • Asparagus soup

    Asparagus soup

    A vegan/vegetarian recipe from The Flexitarian Ingredients 500g asparagus (1lb) 1 medium leek 1 onion (finely chopped) 4 garlic cloves (crushed) Juice of 1 lemon soya cream or single cream 1 litre vegetable stock bread to make croutons 1 garlic clove olive oil salt & pepper Method Heat some olive oil in a large saucepan.… Read More »Asparagus soup

  • Asparagus risotto

    Asparagus risotto

    Recipe from BBC Good Food Ingredients 1 bunch asparagus (about 200g) 800ml vegetable stock 1 tbsp olive oil 25g butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 175g risotto rice 100ml white wine or vermouth (optional) 25g Parmesan or vegetarian alternative, finely grated Method Snap the woody ends off the asparagus stalks and tip them into a saucepan… Read More »Asparagus risotto

  • Dairy-free Banana Ice Cream

    Dairy-free Banana Ice Cream

    Many people are dairy intolerant or prefer non-dairy versions, so this fits the bill nicely! Overripe bananas (from the rootle box?) are ideal. A blender is needed for this recipe. The day before making the ice cream, slice the bananas and freeze them on a tray. Ingredients 3 large frozen bananas 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter… Read More »Dairy-free Banana Ice Cream

  • Easy Granola

    Much cheaper than commercial varieties and more fun! Ingredients 200g fine oats 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted  (or any other mild flavoured oil) 1 tablespoon runny honey or maple syrup Pinch of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Other ingredients, as liked:  100g dried fruit. Lots to choose from! Try a… Read More »Easy Granola

  • Pizza Bites

    This recipe will make 10 x 10cm “breakfast” pizzas or 30 bites. They are nutritious and will even suit those on a gluten-free diet. Most of the ingredients are available from True Food. Ingredients 65g almond meal or almond flour 65g grated Parmesan cheese (as cheese is salty, more salt isn’t necessary) 35g coconut flour… Read More »Pizza Bites

  • Mixed Bean and Butternut Chilli

    Recipe based on one from All Recipes. See the ingredients for a simple swap to make this recipe vegan. Ingredients 2 tbsp oil 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced 1 onion, chopped 1 yellow or red pepper, diced 1 medium butternut squash, in 1cm dice 2 teaspoons chilli powder 3 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes 1 tablespoon… Read More »Mixed Bean and Butternut Chilli

  • Mixed bean rarebit – vegan

    Adapted by Penny Wenham from a recipe by Diana Earnshaw As Diana says, “The baked beans are needed for this recipe, but feel free to use other canned beans in place of the kidney and butter beans”. In Diana’s original recipe she uses bacon slices, cheddar and parmesan and bakes it in the oven. Here… Read More »Mixed bean rarebit – vegan

  • Mixed bean rarebit

    Recipe based on one from cooks.com. The baked beans are needed for this recipe, but feel free to use other canned beans in place of the kidney and butter beans. Serve on toast or in a jacket potato. Ingredients Lightly brown bacon and onion in large frying pan. Remove from heat. Stir in everything else except… Read More »Mixed bean rarebit

  • Homity Soup – vegan

    Adapted by Penny Wenham from a recipe by Diana Earnshaw As Diana says in her original recipe, “If you have some leftover cooked potatoes you can add them before pureeing. If you don’t have 300g of cooked potato, just use what you have and make up the weight with raw potato”. I’m using nutritional yeast… Read More »Homity Soup – vegan

  • Homity Soup

    Homity Soup

    By Diana Earnshaw All the flavours of the 1970s Homity Pie that was so popular at the time. If you have some leftover cooked potatoes you can add them before pureeing. If you don’t have 300g of cooked potato, just use what you have and make up the weight with raw potato. If you would… Read More »Homity Soup

  • Curried ‘no turkey’ soup

    Curried ‘no turkey’ soup

    A vegan version of this curried turkey soup, adapted by Penny Wenham Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter alternative or oil – at True Food we sell Naturli Organic Block, which tastes very buttery and contains no palm oil, as well as several suitable oils 1 large onion, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped (or swap for your… Read More »Curried ‘no turkey’ soup

  • Curried Turkey Soup

    Curried Turkey Soup

    Use up your turkey leftovers in this soup. Or try a vegan alternative. Recipe based on one from Simply Recipes. Photo from Pixabay. Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped (or swap for your chopped leftover veg) 3 medium carrots, chopped (or swap for your chopped leftover veg) 4 teaspoons… Read More »Curried Turkey Soup