Category Archives: Dinners

Perfect Pizza Sauce

1 jar of Dr Organic Tomato Purée
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (optional)
sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup of water (alter depending on how thick you like your Tomato sauce)

Finding the perfect sauce recipe for pizza is like finding the perfect jam for scones. It makes a CRUCIAL difference to the overall enjoyment of y(OUR) favourite meal of all time!

This is one that really works for us. It has the fantastic tang of garlic mixed with the Italian vibe of oregano and a little spice of some fresh ground pepper! It’s got it all! And is sure to be a perfect base for your pizza!

Why not try our Gluten-Free Seeded Thin Crust or Deep Pan base

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Gluten-Free Seeded Thin Crust Pizza Base

1 cup of coconut flour
1 cup of tapioca flour
1 cup of warm water
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup of chia seeds
1/3 cup of golden flaxseed
1 pinch of sea salt

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

1. Add both flours in a mixing bowl and mix together so both flours are fully integrated.
2. Add rest of ingredients and mix until a dough is formed
3. Pour mixture onto your pizza pan
4. Knead dough into a flat base on your pan working from the Middle to the edges.
5. Cook for 15 minutes on 200 degrees or until the crust begins to brown.

Your pizza crust is now ready for Pizza Sauce and toppings! – Why not try Vegan Broccoli and Cucumber Pizza?


Gluten-Free Deep Pan Chia Pizza Base


Pizza crust:
2 cups of tapioca flour
1 cup of coconut flour
1 cup of warm water
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2/3 cup of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of mixed herbs
2 teaspoons of sea salt

1. Add both flours in a mixing bowl and mix together so both flours are fully integrated.
2. Add rest of ingredients and mix until a dough is formed
3. Pour mixture onto your pizza pan
4. Knead dough into a flat base on your pan working from the Middle to the edges.
5. Fold the edges with your fingers and neaten to make a ‘pizza crust
5. Cook for 30 minutes on 200 degrees or until the crust begins to brown.

Your pizza crust is now ready for Pizza Sauce and toppings! – Why not try Vegan Kale and Courgette Pizza


Vegan Beanato Burgers

‘Beanato’ – a combination of beans and potato!

– 3-4 steamed potatoes
– Cooked Haricot Beans
– 1 Grated white onion
– Poppy Seeds/Sesame Seeds
– Olive Oil
– Salt/pepper/seasoning of choice

1. Mash potatoes and beans together in a mixing bowl
2. Add grated onion, and seasoning and stir well.
2. Fill burger press and place on a baking sheet.
3. Top with a little olive oil and seeds of choice.
4. Bake in oven until golden crispy on one side, flip burger and repeat number 3.
5. Cook until golden brown and voila!

Poppy Seed Power!

Earlier in the week we had a question from one of our Instagram followers about the health benefits of poppy seeds. This was such an excellent query we wanted to dedicate a whole post to it!

Poppy seeds are super delicious when toasted in stir-fries, raw on top of salads and smoothies or baked on top of burgers, however what are the health benefits of these nutty hundreds and thousands?

We found this excellent info pic from which we hope will answer the query in a neat and succinct way:


Here are some of the delicious meals that we’ve been creating with Poppy seeds this week:

Poppy Seed Topped Beanato Burgers:
Recipe coming soon…

Lemon and Poppyseed Stirfry



Poppy Seed Salad


Poppy Seed Sprinkled Fries


What are your favourite Poppy Seed recipes?

Send us a message, send us your photos – get in touch! #poppyseedpower

Chickpea and Squash Stew

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours

– 500g of Chickpeas soaked and then cooked.
– 1/2 deseeded butternut squash
– 1 peeled onion
– 1 peeled carrot
– 3 large white peeled potatoes
– 1/2 jar of Tomato Passata
– 2 tbsps Mixed herbs
– 3 cloves of garlic
– Coarse ground sea salt
– Ground pepper
– Fresh Thyme for garnish


1. Dice carrot, potatoes and squash into 1cm chunks.
2. Crush garlic or slice into itsy bitsy pieces.
3. Slice onions
4. Place vegetables, garlic and onion into a Dutch oven and fill water to level.
5. Pour in Passata, herbs, salt and pepper.
6. Cover with lid Allow to slow cook in oven at 180 degrees for two hours
7. Serve and add fresh thyme (or other herb for garnish)


Shallot Yellow Split Pea Mash


Here’s something different, simple and yum,
That’s warm & filling for your very hungry tum.


Take you Split Peas and give them a good rinse and sort through
Put them in a pan adding 3 cups of water to every 1 cup of Peas too.IMG_4358.JPG

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes or so.IMG_4368.JPG

And whilst cooking have the diced onions in a pan ready to go…IMG_4371.JPGGive them a good glug of oil & season with your favourite herbs and spice, 
Keeping it simple we thought just salt, and mixed pepper would be nice.IMG_4372.JPGIMG_4377.JPG

Then when the onions are soft and the lentils all done
Add them to your blender and for the best bit of fun….IMG_4374.JPG

Whizz the mixture around until you achieve this great mash yellow and bright…IMG_4380.JPG

…And use a circular food mold to create a wonderful neat sight! IMG_4382.JPG

With a little garnish on top you’re good to go! IMG_4385.JPG

A quick delicious tasting side dish so simple you’d never know! IMG_4386.JPG

Why not try different shapes too using your cookie cutters!

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Sesame Lime Roast Potatoes

White Peeled Potatoes
Ground Pepper
Sesame seed Oil
Sesame Seeds
2-3 Organic Limes

Here’s a fine way to eat your Sunday Roast Pots sprinkled with lime slices, ground pepper and sesame seeds – lots and lots!


Just quarter the potatoes, drizzle with oil, seeds and slices of lime
And leave on 180 degrees for about an hour of time.

And voila! They should have soft centres, and crispy edges a little brown,
And there you have without a doubt the most delicious Roasties in town!

ButterBean Beet Burgers

Organic Butterbeans
Organic Carrots
Organic Beets
Salt and Pepper

Here’s a simple recipe that’s colourful and neat
Ladies and gentleman – let’s turn up the Beet!

Soak Butterbeans over night in a large pot
We use our soak and strain bowl we love it a lot!



Then rinse and wash the beans and slowcook in a pan
Or buy ready cooked organic butter beans if you can.

Mash the butter beans and season as you wish,
And put them aside in a small separate dish.
Do the same with the carrots and beetroot too,
Make sure they’re all seasoned and mashed right through.


We used lemon juice, some pepper and salt from the sea,
You might add some cayenne pepper too if you like it spicy.
Mix the beet, beans and carrots together in a bowl and mix,
Add seasoning then blend, stir, taste and repeat to fix.


Then when your mixture is just right fill up your burger press
Which makes thick burger size portions that won’t look a mess!



It works just like a stamp you fill it at the top
Then turn over and press down and out burgers pop!
Press them down onto a greaseproof paper lined tray
Beautiful Pink Bean Beet and carrot burgers HOORAY!


Then place them in the oven on a medium heat
When they are golden and crisp they are ready to eat!
It usually takes about 30 to 40 minutes to make,
Make sure to flip them half way when you bake.