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  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans

This hearty soup is quick and easy to make and has the warming flavours of the Cajun spices, perfect for a winter’s day.

  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans

When you want a delicious, filling and healthy dinner that can be made in 30 minutes, this vegan Mexican-style feast is exactly what you need! Crunchy tacos filled with a refreshing chunky homemade salsa, topped with a spicy, chunky lentil mix is the perfect combo – and great fun for assembling and enjoying with friends.

  • 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 2

  • 5 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

We’ve partnered up with Tiba Tempeh on this one for a quick, simple but very tasty plant based meal that’s full […]

  • Serves 6

  • 15 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Tasty tacos that ate fresh, quick and perfect for a light and easy summer meal

  • Serves 1

  • 1 hour

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegans

So satisfying, tasty and filling! This simple jacket potato topped with Cajun-Style Lentils and Kidney Beans is the perfect hearty lunch or fuss free mid-week dinner

  • Serves 4

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Deliciously Persian spice vegetable skewers on a bed of Persian Style Quinoa & Lentils, a perfect quick and easy plant-based midweek meal.

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

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

The sweet, sharp and salty combination of the roasted feta and tomatoes with the balsamic vinegar dressing, goes perfectly with the warming earthiness of the puy lentils.

  • Serves 2

  • 15 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

Braised rainbow tomatoes tumbling over cool burrata, on a bed of our Pesto-ey Italian-Infused Grains, drizzled with basil oil and served with toasted ciabatta.

  • 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

  • 10

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free and vegetarians

Panzanella is a classic salad from Tuscany that’s made with the freshest, ripest
tomatoes, aromatic basil leaves, lightly pickled onions and crunchy croutons.

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarians

These quick roast carrots are a game changer and perfect for a speedy work lunch. Make it vegan with a plantbased yoghurt, or add an additional portion of protein for a more substantial dinner.

  • 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 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This recipe is an amazing, nutritious alternative to the classic baked beans on toast, a delicious plant-based recipe that can be eaten any time of the day!

  • Serves 4

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarians

This creation can easily be a delicious vegetarian main meal by itself, with a few slices of crusty white bread to dip in the dressing. Otherwise, add to BBQ’d meats and cheeses of your choice.

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Here we have a vibrant, middle eastern salad with a few extra special touches to liven up the plate. The pita chips are a delicious addition, you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t thought of them yourself!

  • Serves 4

  • 15 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

This fresh yet filling side dish is the perfect accompaniment to chicken or white fish, and will keep perfectly well in the fridge for a few days after prepping.

  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A deliciously wholesome, summery salad – just the thing for a quick lunch.

  • Serves 2

  • 35 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

Fresh flavours and beautiful colours – just what you need from a quick and easy salad!

  • Serves 2

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

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

Just add tortillas or sliced carrots, celery and cucumber for a healthy snack!

  • Serves 2

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

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

  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegans

A quick salad with lots of fresh flavours by our Wellbeing Chef.