Sausage & Root Veg Stovie

A tasty, quick, cheap and healthy meal solution Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins ready in 30 minutes Serves 1 Ingredients: Stock cube, any type 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil 1 small onion, halved and thickly sliced 3 thick pork sausages, cut in half (or veggie/vegan alternatives) 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into chunks 1 large or…

Vegetable Stew with Herby Dumplings

The pearl barley makes this stew really hearty – perfect for a cold winter evening Prep: 40 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins Easily serves 6 Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 350g shallot, peeled 2 leeks, thickly sliced ½ swede, chopped into chunks 2 parsnips, quartered 350g Chantenay carrot 175g pearl barley 225ml white wine 1l vegetable stock 1 bay leaf 3 sprigs thyme small…

Perfect pasties

Reawaken childhood memories of summer holidays with Sara Buenfeld’s eat-by-the-sea favourite, the humble pasty Prep: 25 mins Cook: 55 mins plus chilling Makes 4 Ingredients: For the pastry: 125g chilled and diced butter 125g lard 500g plain flour, plus extra 1 egg, beaten For the filling: 350g beef skirt or chuck steak, finely chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 2…

Spiced Swede Fritters

The mild flavour of swede is great for vibrant spices, so this twist on Indian vegetable pakoras really works Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins Easily serves 4 as a starter, makes 15 1 swede(about 650g), peeled and diced into small chunks 75g plain flour 100ml crème fraîche 1 egg, beaten 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1…

Sausage & Maple Swede Traybake

Forget boring bangers and mash, this seasonal traybake with roasted red onions, apples and swede is much more colourful, and just as easy to prepare Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins – 1 hr Easily serves 4 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp maple syrup ½ small pack thyme, leaves picked 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp red wine vinegar 1 large swede(about…

Buttery Sage & Onion Sprouts

How do you serve your Brussels? We like ours in plenty of butter, sweet roasted onion and peas for added vibrancy Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins Easily serves 8 85g butter 3 onions, cut into thickish slices 8 sageleaves, chopped 350g Brussels sprout 200g frozen peas Heat half the butter in a large frying pan and soften the onions over…