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  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour 15 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Potato cakes with a twist! Perfect for a hearty plant-based brunch or for popping in your lunch boxes for a filling lunch time treat

  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

These punchy little fritters are great to make in bulk and put in your lunch box throughout the week, they’re plant based, delicious and rather filling so tick many boxes!

  • Serves 3

  • 65 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A delicious and hearty plant-based recipe, lightly spiced with harissa for a warming weekend showstopper. Perfect for a plant-based alternative […]

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

For variety, the ‘bo-saam’ can be made with the grains alongside chicken, roast peppers, glazed aubergine, any cooked or leftover meat, or sun-dried tomatoes

  • Serves 3

  • 40 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This perfectly spiced recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner

  • Serves 4

  • 40 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A fresh, fruity, spicy and deeply satisfying autumnal delight

  • Serves 4

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A plant-based paella with all the flavours and textures of the traditional seafood dish, except with this recipe the grains have been cooked for you so there’s no hassle with aborio rice sticking to the bottom of the pan! Perfect for stress free, mid-week family meals.

  • Serves 4

  • 40 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is a hearty, warming recipe full of veggie goodness and the fibre of the glorious grains, perfect for a cold winters day

  • Serves 4

  • 1 hour

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is fresh but filling meal that makes use of a variety of grains that bring the whole meal together. This dish shows the simplicity of plant-based cooking that anyone can easily make.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A filling and nutritious snack, perfect for lunch in a rush

  • Serves 2

  • 15 minutes + overnight to pickle the onion

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A refreshing mix of sweet watermelon and salty feta with grains and fresh mint come together in this light side salad that is full of colour and flavour.

  • Serves 2

  • 15 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free

Sweet peaches, creamy mozzarella, salty prosciutto and nutty quinoa come together in this simple salad that celebrates summer stone fruit season.

  • Serves 2

  • 1 hour

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Smoky Spanish grains make the base of this comforting bowl that is topped with salty grilled halloumi, sweet roasted vegetables and spicy chorizo.

  • Serves 2

  • 1 hour

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

Deliciously smoky Spanish grain balls, with a melting mozzarella middle and served with aioli.

  • Serves 8

  • 40 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

These quinoa & blueberry bars are the perfect fill-you-up, portable breakfast for those in a hurry and a nourishing snack for both children and adults.

  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

Creamy results with very minimal effort. Vegetarian lentil stew with fresh thyme and mushrooms, served on a bed of polenta for a cosy night in.

  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

A lovely twist on the classic Bircher museli using our Simply Cooked Freekeh!

  • Serves 6

  • 40 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

How about this for a twist on a Great British Classic!

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

Scrumptious and super simple – a healthy twist on a stuffed veg classic.

  • Serves 4

  • 25 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This dish is an autumnal explosion of flavours; sweet, sour, spicy and super satisfying.

  • Serves 4

  • 15 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is a fresh and feisty little number with plenty of crunch from the cucumber and extra tang from the lemon.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This zingy fruity salad is a winner! By Alex Mackay

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

Freekeh, a glorious green blend of pesto, rocket, runner beans and edamame. Fresh isn’t the word.

  • Serves 8

  • 1 hour

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

A delicious twist on the classic – baked with our super seed pouch which adds wonderful texture!

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A fresh and fruity pud, top with greek yoghurt instead of whipped cream for a summery breakfast!

  • Serves 6

  • 45 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

These falafels will keep for a few days in the fridge, so why not make a batch and use them throughout the week for a quick, healthy, yummy lunch?

  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

The lime is key for this recipe, it gives the porridge a vigorous burst of freshness and you a great burst of zest for whatever is next…”

  • Serves 12

  • 45 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is a crunchy, chewy, golden and glorious way to start your day. Make sure you’ve always got a jar of this granola handy then alongside yoghurt and fruit you’ve got a beautiful bowlful for your table, or a portable pot to take to work or school. This recipe with the freekeh is new, as I’ve done a great many versions of the granola with all sorts of grains. It looks so pretty layered up with different fruit, you can brighten up the winter with tropical fruit or citrus, celebrate the spring with rhubarb and blaze into summer with berries. The granola can be made at least 2 weeks ahead. Store in an airtight container

  • Serves 1

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This porridge is only sweetened by the smoothie, but you could add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup, granulated sugar mixed with citrus zest is also nice and extremely pretty. The fruit and nut toppings are optional, more suggestions than instructions, you can change them according what you prefer, what’s in season and what you have handy

  • Serves 4

  • 50 mins

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This recipe supports immune function – it is a dish with lots of colour, herbs, spices, veg and fruit – the more the better.

  • Serves 4

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Tingle your taste buds with our virtuous dairy free quinoa porridge with almonds & goji berries, topped with tangy blackberries, pistachios & a drizzle of maple syrup.

  • Serves 10

  • 1 hour

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Baked quinoa can pack a mighty crunch indeed, serve with greek or coconut yoghurt and a mango and passion fruit syrup.

  • Serves 10

  • 35 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

Quinoa is such a versatile grain that can be used in so many recipes. It is a great source of protein and is delicious in these muffins as a quick breakfast or on the go snack.

  • Serves 8

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Who doesn’t love a naughty chocolate treat?! These chocolate cookies are a slightly more healthy version of a classic favourite and perfect for a snack when those sugar cravings hit.

  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

Couldn’t be simpler, just mix and serve for a fresh Greek salad with added texture from our simply cooked grains!

  • Serves 4

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

These latkes are extra crunchy with the added Quinoa.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 4 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

A little twist on the classic – with a delicious fruity syrup that the whole family will be a fan of.

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A fresh citrus-y dairy free porridge with British Quinoa instead of oats.

  • Serves 4

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

Using quinoa with chickpeas, feta and apples is a refreshing salad idea perfect for on the go lunches in the office or out and about.

  • Serves 2

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

This is unbelievably simple. Just prep all the ingredients and mix together, toss with some dressing and serve!

  • Serves 2

  • 1 hour

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

Crunchy sweetcorn and quinoa fritters with deliciously sweet, rustic smoked tomato chutney – perfect!

  • Serves 8

  • 30 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

A super tasty granola with our superseedingly good Quinoa

  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

These make great packed lunches to take to work or for kids. They have some great veggies, and protein packed feta and quinoa

  • Serves 8

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

These muffins give you that sugar fix whilst feeling a little less guilty!

  • Serves 2

  • 15 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Perfect breakfast for a lazy Sunday when you fancy a treat!

  • Serves 8

  • 1 hour

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

A beautifully delicate cake with halved plums and a crunchy almond topping – best served warm with creme fraiche

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A little twist on the classic by using Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Wholegrain Rice and Quinoa with the comforting flavour of vanilla

  • Serves 2

  • 20 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A 20-minute cooking time, gorgeous tastes of Morocco and healthy ingredients – what’s not to love about this Zaalouk recipe? […]

  • Serves 2

  • 20 mins

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This recipe is for Fuelling – a dish providing energy that players could eat before training or matches. This has a slow-release carbohydrate base and is low in fat.

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

Turning tabbouleh into more filling salad perfect for lunch or light dinner. Served with everyone’s favourite halloumi and pomegranate seeds for an extra burst of vitamins and sweetness!

  • Serves 2

  • 15 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

A delicious healthier pudding for when you fancy something sweet.

  • Serves 2

  • 40 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Try mixing up by adding roasted fruit to your Freekeh salads with cinnamon and sweet chilli.

  • Serves 2

  • 40 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

This flavour combination is beautiful with freekeh, let alone the colours on the plate!

  • Serves 2

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

This is a great salad for kids, full of colour, crunch and bite

  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

These delicious savoury pancakes have a variety of textures and flavours that make it both great for brunch or dinner

  • Serves 4

  • 35 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Buddha Bowls, where small portions of different foods are combined to create a nourishing meal is a relatively new phenomenon. You can play with all sorts of Vegan ingredients finishing off with a healthy dressing

  • Serves 4

  • 45 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

These super healthy yet filling stuffed peppers always go down a storm. Minimal effort, cooked in one tray, full of goodness and Mediterranean flavours this recipe ticks a lot of boxes

  • Serves 4

  • 35 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This hearty Vegan salad is packed full of Persian spice. Ready in less than 30 minutes and using just one tray, it’s not only quick and easy to throw together

  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free and vegans

Who says salads have to be boring? Here’s a super easy recipe that takes minutes to make and seconds to enjoy.

  • Serves 2

  • 40 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Nothing is simpler or more delicious than roasted veggies with our wheatberries, try it out!

  • Serves 2

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A delicious healthy and hearty vegan recipe even the most carnivorous of people will enjoy

  • Serves 2

  • 40 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Simple & delicious stuffed tortilla pockets with Smoky Spanish Style Grains & Rice and served with a creamy vegan chilli cheese dip

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Perfect “Meat-free Monday” idea with lots of flavour

  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This one pan lunch is simple, filling and packed full of flavours. The butternut squash and halloumi go perfectly with the subtle spices of the Persian quinoa and lentils.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

The key to this dish is the slicing of your vegetables, the finer the better! Eat with BBQ prawns, pork or beef.

  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

These Mexican Style Veggie Balls are packed full of flavours and takes no time at all to make thanks to Merchant Gourmet precooked Mexican style Rice Grain and pulses.

  • Serves 4

  • 60 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This hearty veggie stew is full of flavour – ready to eat straight away or even tastier the next day once the flavours have developed!

  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Craving Mexican but trying to find a healthier choice? This Burrito bowl tastes amazing without the guilt!

  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A beautiful simple plate to whip up for lunch or a quick dinner – swap in your favourite veggies for never ending combos! The zesty Peruvian Grains go perfectly with anything!

  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

This speedy dish of beef tomatoes stuffed with our Pesto-ey Italian-Infused Grains and pine nuts are simply baked in the oven before drizzling with everyone’s favourite balsamic glaze.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 5 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This combination of spices is best served warm, with your choice of grilled kebab meats or cheeses.

  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free and gluten-free

Quinoa is fibre and protein-packed grain as versatile as rice. The red quinoa has a nuttier taste, which makes the duo well balanced.

  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free and vegetarians

Glorious Grains are a delicious and nutritious way to start the day with of mix of tropical flavours to add some sunshine to your food and set you up for the day.

  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

These delicious stuffed aubergines make a great alternative to stuffed peppers & make use of the aubergines flesh to make a pesto that minimises waste.

  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Cauliflower is extremely versatile, it adds another texture to this salad and compliments the mixed grains!

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This doesn’t need to be cooked in a tagine but it packs as much punch in terms of flavour and is a lot quicker to cook.

  • Serves 2

  • 50 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A quick and comforting bowl of nutritious broth which is also vegan!