Smashed Sprouts Mash With Chestnuts

This is perfect for those who love the taste of Brussels sprouts but don’t like the texture Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins Easily serves 8 600g Brussels sprouts, halved 50g butter 100ml double cream half nutmeg, grated 200g pack vacuum-packed chestnuts, roughly chopped Put the sprouts in a large pan, cover with boiling water and cook for 8-10 mins or…

Swiss Chard Gratin

Pickling the chard first (see below) gives it a very deep, robust flavour. Goes well with venison or a meaty fish like turbot or halibut cooked on the bone Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins plus cooling Serves 4 Ingredients: 400g Swiss chard 3 star anise 200g golden caster sugar 300g white wine vinegar 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp…

Kale With Chana & Coconut

This vegetarian dish, with chickpeas, spiced greens, and yogurt, is halfway between chana masala and saag bhaji – a great side to curries Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Easily serves 2 as a main, 4 as a side Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter 1 onion, finely chopped thumb-sized piece ginger, grated 2 heaped tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp…

Kale & Goat’s Cheese Frittata

This filled omelette, with red onions, curly kale and goat’s cheese, is vegetarian, gluten-free and quick enough to make midweek Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins Easily serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions, thinly sliced 200g chopped curly kale 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 8 large eggs, lightly beaten with a little seasoning 100g firm goat’s cheese, broken…

Kale Pesto recommended

This leafy green cabbage-like vegetable is a genuine superfood – it’s great whizzed up in place of basil in an Italian sauce Prep: 10 mins no cook Easily makes enough for 10-12 servings 85g pine nut, toasted 85g parmesan(or vegetarian alternative), coarsely grated, plus extra to serve (optional) 3 garlic cloves 75ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra…

Butter Bean & Squash Crumble

A warming winter dish, high in fibre and a good source of iron Prep: 25 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 15 mins Serves 6 350g dried butter bean, soaked overnight in cold water 4 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 700g jar passata 1 bouquet garni 425ml white wine 425ml…