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Seasonal & Festive Recipes

This section will build over time to include recipes for different festive occasions. Currently we have recipes for Burns Night, Valentine's Day, St David's Day, Easter, Diwali, Halloween and Christmas. Enjoy!

  • Neeps & Tatties (Swede & Potato Mash)

    Serves: 4
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Wheat-free
    What the Scots call turnip (neeps), the English call swede – that large round root vegetable which is pale yellow inside, not English turnip, which is smaller and white inside.
  • Hot Plum Compote with Cinnamon

    Serves: 4
    Time to prepare: 10 mins
    Time to cook: 10 mins
    Dietary requirements: Halal, Kosher, Vegan (with substitutions)
  • Chocolate Bonbons

    Serves: Makes about 40
    Time to prepare: 15 mins
    Time to cook: 05 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegan, Wheat-free
    These give you that chocolatey sweet taste without playing havoc with your blood sugar.
  • Happy Haggis

    Serves: 4
    Time to prepare: 1 hr 20 mins
    Time to cook: 40 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan
    Haggis is usually made from sheep guts, but of course ours is veggie, hence the recipe title. The preparation and cooking can be done while you are soaking the oats – otherwise soak them the night b
  • Bruschetta with a trio of toppings

    Serves: 24
    Time to prepare: 40 mins
    Time to cook: 30 mins
    Dietary requirements: Egg-free, Vegan (with substitutions)
    Bruschetta – lovely crunchy bread slices – are easy to do and make a great snack, starter or canapé. The bread bases can be made in advance – wrapped in foil, or in an airtight container, they
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