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Alannah’s Tomato & Ricotta Gnocchi

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Get an antioxidant boost with this comforting, rustic Italian dish made my Alannah in the video. Potato gnocchi (difficult to say, yummy to eat!) makes a welcome change from pasta – give it a go in this simple veggie supper for two!


Serves: 2 (easily doubled)
Ready in 30 mins

• 1 pack gnocchi , about 350g
• 350g tomato sauce, a good bought one
• 100g young leaf spinach, roughly chopped
• 250g ricotta
• Handful of grated parmesan

1. Heat the grill. Cook the gnocchi according to packet instructions and drain.
2. Meanwhile, heat the tomato sauce and add the spinach and stir until wilted. Put the gnocchi into an ovenproof dish, pour the sauce over and dot with blobs of ricotta.
3. Scatter the Parmesan over and grill until bubbling and golden – simple!

Pim’s Chilli Bean Wraps

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

These Mexican wraps, as Pim made in the video, are great fun – just chuck in anything you fancy into your tortillas, like jalapeño peppers and fresh tomato salsa for a spicier version, or cooked chicken. (You can also use taco shells instead of tortillas for another twist.) A great veggie feast for you and your housemates!


Serves: 4 (easily doubled for a bigger crowd!)
Ready in 15-20 mins
Vegetarian, low-fat

• 1 small onion , sliced
• 1 tbsp vegetable oil
• 400g can mixed beans in chilli sauce
• 8 soft corn tortillas wraps (Old El Paso are good)
• Grated cheese, guacamole and soured cream

1. Gently fry onions for 5 mins in oil, until softened. Tip in beans then simmer for 10 mins, stirring occasionally.
2. Meanwhile, warm the wraps in the microwave on High for 1 min.
3. Take a large spoonful of beans and spoon along the centre of each wrap. Top with some grated cheese, a spoonful of guacamole and soured cream and sprinkling of coriander or parsley. Wrap into a cigar shape and eat straight away!

Rishi’s Breakfast Trifle

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – and with this superfast recipe there’s no excuse to skip it! As Rishi shows you in the video, if you’re a bit bored of breakfast why not serve it in a cheeky wine glass and layer it up – make it feel like more of a classy occasion!


Ready in 5 mins
Serves: 4
Easy, quick, cheap and healthy!

• 150g muesli
• 120ml apple juice
• 450g strawberry yogurt
• 350g mixed seasonal fruits

How to make it:
1. Place the muesli in the base of 4 wine glasses.
2. Spoon 2 tbsp apple juice over each.
3. Spoon over the yogurt and top with fruit – sorted!