Main Meals
Main Meals


4 people


45 minutes


Main meal


Dairy, Egg, Grain, Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame, Soya, Cereals containing gluten


Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian


This a staple in our house – winter or summer! It can be paired with so many different foods and works well as a warming lunch to take to work too.

Ingredients How to make


  • 400 g Tomatoes
  • 300 g Aubergine
  • 200 g Red pepper
  • 140 g Courgette
  • 150 g Green pepper
  • 130 g Red onion
  • 120 g Leek
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 100 g Sundried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Dried mixed herbs
  • 5 sprigs Thyme
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano

How to make

  • Chop all of the vegetables into chunky similar-sized pieces. Crush the garlic.
  • Add 6 tablespoons of water to a large heavy-based pan on a medium heat.
  • Add all of the chopped vegetables into the pan, along with the garlic, thyme, and dried herbs and stir.
  • When the pan begins to bubble, reduce the heat and allow to simmer with the lid on.
  • Place the sundried tomatoes with a little bit of water into a food processor and combine to make a paste.
  • Add the paste to the simmering pan and stir well. Do not add any more water, unless the vegetables are sticking to the bottom.
  • Leave to simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the vegetables have all softened.

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Meera's Broccoli and Spinach Soup 🍲

This thick creamy soup will soon be a family favourite, with a perfect blend of spices.

* 215 g Onion
* 3 cloves Garlic
* 120 g Red pepper
* 300 g Broccoli
* 100 g Spinach
* 1.5 l Stock or bone broth
* 1 tsp Ground black pepper
* 1 tsp Himalayan salt
* 2 tsp Paprika
* 1 tsp Dried red chilli flakes
* 130 g cashew nuts

How to make
* Soak the cashew nuts in hot water for up to three hours.
* Slice the onion, garlic and red pepper and add them to a large hot saucepan with some water. Stir for 30 seconds.
* Add all the other ingredients, except the nuts, to the pan.
* Drain the cashew nuts and add them to the pan too.
* Place a lid on the saucepan and allow the contents to simmer for around 15 minutes, or until the broccoli has cooked.
* Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly before pouring the contents into a blender.
* Blend the mixture to create a smooth, thick soup.

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