Basic Stew

Serves 4 Ingredients2 tbsp olive oil500g of cubed lean stewing beef or lamb1-2 medium onions sliced500ml of stock (beef/lamb/vegetable)4 chopped carrots100g button mushrooms2 tsp dried herbsSalt and pepper2 cloves of garlic1 tbsp of plain flour MethodHeat the oil in a large pot and brown the meat in batches. Add flour and cook for a few …

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Shepherds Pie

Serves 4 Ingredients500g lean beef mince or turkey mince2 large sweet potatoes (approx. 800g)4 carrots sliced1 large onion chopped100g peas250ml beef/vegetable stock100g goats cheese (hard or soft) or cheddar (optional)Coconut oil/rapeseed oil1 tbsp mixed herbs or herbs de provence1 tbsp Worchester sauceSalt/pepper to taste MethodPre heat oven to 180C. Skin sweet potatoes, chop and boil …

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Chickpea Casserole

2 red onions, finely sliced1 teaspoon of cumin seeds2 teaspoons of coriander seeds1 inch of fresh root ginger1/2 teaspoon of turmeric1 carrot, peeled and chopped3 cloves of garlic1 tin of chopped tomatoes or 400g fresh tomatoes1 tin chickpeas2 tablespoons of freshly chopped corianderpepper to taste   Grate or chop garlic and leave to one side. Add …

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