My recipes will be based on items available from the Scarecrows organic veg box selection and ingredients which are available in any shop.
What I want to try and achieve from Scarecrows Kitchen is not just to introduce you to tasty, family friendly recipes and amazing ingredients, but also give you more confidence to cook & produce dishes for your family and friends.
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Roasted Organic fennel, shaved courgette salad, lemon, honey and baked rosemary croutonsAn amazing colorful vegetarian salad with roasted Organic fennel, and courgette ribbons all combine with a sweet zingy lemon and honey dressing.
Simple to put together, a refreshingly crunchy and vibrant side for those summer gatherings.
Courgettes are amazing raw, using a peeler to shave delicate slices adds a fun look, the y are full of VIT C and a perfect addition to your 5 a day.Roasted cauliflower, plum tomato, baby spinach with garlic pumpkin crunchA vibrant, fresh and textured vegan summer salad for the adults, a perfect accompaniment for a BBQ alongside a glass of wine.
Super easy to prepare this roasted cauliflower and superfood salad is packed full of flavours. The garlic pumpkin seed crunch gives it an extra boost, toasting them with a little garlic leaves the rich and nutty like. It is wonderful to take traditional British vegetable and pimp it up! Enjoy
Maple roasted squash with rhubarb, apple, fresh mint and pumpkin seedsThis vegan recipe will blow your taste buds away, with a sweet buttery Maple roasted butternut squash, topped with a tangy rhubarb and lemon sauce.Aubergine shells filled with edamame bean ratatouille, vegan cheese sauceThis vegan recipe has a real summer vibe feel with bright colours and fresh flavours!Home-made vegetable stockThis is a perfect and simple recipe for a home-made vegetable/vegan stock.Potato bake with sweet potatoes, mushroom, leeks and smoked garlicAn oven baked delight with layered leeks, mushrooms, onions and two types of potatoes.Vegan tagine with butternut squash, cauliflower, green olives and apricotsWhy not try this tasty Moroccan style vegan roasted tagine, over flowing with healthy vegetables?Vegan Thai red curry with aubergine, peppers, green beans and lime leavesThis beautiful recipe is packed full of Asian flavours with a perfect balance of sweet, sour and spice!Thai red curry pasteThis vegan Thai red curry paste is fresh, zingy and warming!Crispy fried butternut squash and spinach bhajis with vegan yoghurt, spring onion and lime dipIt's the weekend and you're craving an Indian delight. Aromatic flavours and wonderful spice combinations!Slow cooked balti style curry with puy lentils, turmeric potatoes, ginger and garlicThis beautiful aromatic flavour punching curry is truly amazing, and once you have mastered the basic steps, I guarantee this will replace your Friday night takeaway!Roasted broccoli, aubergine, red chili crispy parcels with vegan cheddar and organic mustard mayo dipWow!! I really love these chard broccoli parcels, crispy on the outside and extremely rich and creamy on the inside!Winter swede fondants with rosemary, garlic and cardamomThis recipe is a straightforward tasty alternative to normal Sunday roast vegetables, sweet, caramelised and packed full of flavour!Christmas vegan roast with winter squash, cannellini beans and walnuts with a cranberry, walnut and marmalade glazeAre you making homemade vegan nut roast for the big day? Then this recipe is definitely for you!Winter spiced courgette, sweet potato, onion and mint fritatttasCourgettes are such a versatile vegetable, they can be added in to so much, with their bright green colouring, fresh and vibrant look and healthy eating benefits.Jerusalem artichoke soup with ginger, parsnip crisps, honey caramel crouteTo me this soup recipe is a real classic, warming, creamy and extremely tasty, I love the earthy flavour of the artichokes and the rosemary working so well with a sticky honey crouton.Baked sprout tops, smoked bacon, pinto beans, garlic creamSprouts, sprouts, sprouts, you either love them or hate them! they are definitely one off those traditional British vegetables that are not admired enough.Sprout tops, rainbow chard, mild curry stir fryThis is another quick and simple recipe using your sprout tops. They are a very versatile vegetable and work well with spices and other strong flavours.Home-made baked potato gnocchi, mushroom, cavolo nero kale, crispy bacon and parmesanA real favourite of mine, combining the nutty flavours of the cavolo nero with mushrooms, garlic, cream, pasta, fresh herbs to create a top end, luxury cheffy plate of food.Mini Pumpkin and cinnamon doughnut balls with a dark chocolate and peanut dipThis recipe is a real crowd pleaser, warm doughnuts with a rich nutty chocolate sauce. A very simple method with tasty results, and a real family treat. The taste of the pumpkin and the peanuts work so well together!Roasted pattypan squash with candy beet, brie and rosemaryThis recipe is a real treat for a vegetarian Sunday roast option. Rich, creamy and packed full of Sunday flavours. Fresh rosemary and the sweetness from the beets are a prefect combination.Stuffed rainbow chard, braised rice and fresh herbsThis recipe would work with so many types of fillings, Moroccan spiced meats, Asian flavoured salmon or even cheeses.Tips and TricksWhat I would like to achieve here is provide you with little helpful ideas, processes & techniques that will push you in the right direction & build your confidence in the kitchen, cooking is Practise....Practise....Practise
You are going to make mistakes & often not enjoy your own cooking, but you won’t make these mistakes again & your skills will improve as well as your food…Hopefully!!
Please get in touch with me through our Facebook page if your struggling with any processes, styles of food etc, I will be happy to help…!!
Whole roasted Cauliflower, Pork meatballs, tomato, spring onions and Chestnut mushroomsThis recipe is a interesting way of using your Cauliflower, it moves your thoughts away from just a Cauliflower cheese on a Sunday roast to a taste changing way of cooking.
They do not have much natural sugar like other vegetables so will not caramelize with heat, so using a dry rub when roasting will really boost the flavors.
I Have used Asian and Moroccan spices before that have worked extremely well but this time I'm going a little Mediterranean, with garlic, Tomatoes, Paprika, and lemons.
The cauliflower will work with most meals, I've gone with some meatballs as this is a family favorite.
My perfect picture for this recipe would be in the center of the table surrounded by salads, dips, pieces of torn flatbread and olives.
This recipe will serve 4 people.Roasted Squash puffed PancakesSo easy & So tasty, perfect little afternoon snack, healthy breakfast idea, amazing with fresh berries, a savoury starter, would even be perfect to make little ones for a Canape & once the mix is made it will last in the fridge for a couple of days, just make sure you cover properly.
This recipe would be good if you had any left over Squash from another recipe or Pumpkin.
For this recipe you will need a baking tray, non-stick frying pan, mixing bowl, whisk, ladle & a Pallet knife that is it.
Crispy Marrow fingers, Panko crumb, basil and black Pepper mayo dipI wanted to try and pimp up this classic British vegetable, instead of the typical recipes that are out there, most chefs normal recipes always involve stuffing and baking.
Marrows do not have the strongest and deepest of flavors but what they are good at is absorbing, the inside flesh is very sponge like, so perfect to infuse other taste and create your own recipe.
I've kept the basic of this recipe simple, meaning that once you have mastered the basic steps, introducing your own touches will be very easy and satisfying.
example; by adding dried seasoning mixes to the flour, smashed seeds or nuts to bread the crumbs or by simply changing the dip you really can turn this into one of your own specialties, I've even served them tomato ketchup for the little man and he loved them as a dunker.Pan Roasted Sprouting Broccoli, Tarragon, Fennel seedsI love this, simple, tasty, fresh & so easy, can be use as a side dish to any meal or just a wicked snack for any time of the day, it would pair so well with a sexy bit of fresh Salmon or oven roasted chicken legs with more garlic, olivesBaked squash noodles, garlicky chestnut mushrooms with a warm Vine Tomato & yellow pepper salsa.A nice clean, vibrant Vegan recipe, the cherry tomatoes & olive oil balancing out the sweet flavours of the squash
Perfect for a summers evening with a chilled glass of a dry white WineCreamed Aubergine dip, Garlic & Olive oilThis is a great way of your using your Aubergines, a hint of warmth but not too spicey & amazingly easy, will store in your fridge for 24hrs so you can get ahead.Paprika & lemon courgettesTurmeric and Ginger Braised Pak ChoiI really love this idea because it is so fresh, simple & has amazing Asian flavours which I absolutely love. It’s an easy and perfect addition to griddled meats such a Chicken & Pork plus its delicate flavour will work with all types of fish, especially Salmon as it is slightly oily which will complement the peppery taste of the leaves.Potato Scones with Sussex leeks & red ChilliThis recipe is a real favourite in our house especially with little man, I just leave out the chillies for him. We like to have them with breakfast they work well with a good Sausage & scrambled eggs, the recipe originates from the Scottish style, I’ve just adapted by adding a egg some leeks & chilli.
You could use these for lunch & dinner as well, I’m thinking pork chops, Lamb steaks, grilled garlic mushrooms, rocket salad.Red Kurri Pumpkin, chickpea Korma, Minted natural yoghurt.I really like this type of Squash it has a very deep intense colour to it when cooked, look amazing when cooked & presented in the middle of the table as sharer between friends, the fleshy inside is sweet & when cooked properly has a truly butter texture in your mouth. Depending on the size of your Squash this recipes can work as a sharer or an individual dish, up to you….
I get passionate about all Indian based flavours, Curry powders, Tandoori seasoning, Cumin, Coriander, Ginger Garlic etc, so that is exactly why I thought I would pimp up these squashes with a little Indian influence.