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Barley Risotto

This recipe was spotted in Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook called NOPI, visit his website www.ottolenghi.co.uk and have a look around.  I did not have the watercress so made as per the instructions below and found this a great alternative to your standard rice risotto.  Delicious, mushroomy, creamy risotto from barley, spinach and organic vegetable stock powder. As with any risotto, have extra stock on hand, keep adding until you reach the al dente texture you like in the barley.

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Lentil Mushroom Broth

As the temperature falls (and the leaves do too!) soups seem to be just the thing… this one is really tasty featuring mushrooms and lentils – you can use brown or green lentils, we used a combination of the two. Really easy to make, it is like a flavourful homemade mushroom soup stock, cooked lentils and seared mushrooms added at the plating stage. You can add something creamy if you like (e.g. soy cream, coconut cream, cashew cream) or just enjoy as is with some great chewy bread. I made it yesterday for our kindergarten and they ate it up with great gusto, accompanied with avocado on sourdough rye toast. The little girl next to me asked, “more mushrooms please” each time she emptied her little soup bowl. Continue reading

Warming Carrot & Kumera Soup

This beautiful looking and delicious tasting soup is easy to make, and with the addition of a few special toppings it makes a satisfying meal. The hint of ginger and lime bring an oriental influence to this classic autumn favourite. Enjoy! Continue reading

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