Seasonal recipes for the month April. April is a bit leaner in fresh produce, but things like sorrel, spring greens, rhubarb and spring cauliflower should all be available. Don't want to eat meat? There are plenty of vegetarian recipes to try!


  • Blue Sheese Dressing and Croutons

    Another tasty recipe from Bute Island. Drizzle this vegan dressing over jacket potatoes or a spring salad of baby leaves.

    • Serves: 4-6 • Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes • Cooking Time: 5 minutes

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  • Cauliflower Chickpea Salad

    Cauliflower should be available from mid to late April. You can use dried or tinned chickpeas. Add extra time when using dried chickpeas.

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 10-20 minutes • Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes

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  • Chowder w/ Dulse seaweed

    A thick, warming traditional Irish dish, with Dulse seaweed for an extra rich savoury flavour.

    • Serves: 6 • Preparation Time: 15-25 minutes • Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes

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  • Dutch split pea soup

    This is a very Dutch recipe and is usually served at outdoor ice skating events, where it is known as ‘snert’, which I cannot translate at all. It’s actually more of a winter warmer, but since it has been so cold and winter like, I thought you might enjoy it. Plus, there are no spring greens avail...

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 20 minutes • Cooking Time: 120-160 minutes

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  • Gourmet Omelette

    If you fancy adding a little bit of luxury to your breakfast or evening meal then this cream gourmet omelette is worth a try.

    • Serves: 1-2 • Preparation Time: 5 minutes • Cooking Time: 5 minutes

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  • Mac & cheese with Dulse

    A pub favourite, but with a healthy twist

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 10-20 minutes • Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes

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  • Nettle & Ground Elder Soup

    This is a tasty variety to the original nettle soup. Nettles are very healthy indeed and what way better than to weed your garden and have a free meal in the process?? One note of caution: nettles are quiet easily identified, but make sure you know what you're picking is nettle and ground elder! A ...

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 30 minutes • Cooking Time: 25 minutes

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  • Sorrel and Lettuce Soup

    A green soup to celebrate the start of Spring! If you can't find sorrel, you can substitute it with spinach, although sorrel has a slightly acidic flavour. Sorrel can't be consumed by people suffering from kidney stones.

    • Serves: 2 • Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes • Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

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  • Tempeh with Noodles

    Tempeh is made from fermented cooked soya beans. It is very popular in Indonesia and other Eastern countries. The firm texture and slightly nutty flavour makes tempeh a flavoursome alternative to tofu.

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 5 minutes • Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes

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  • Vegan Chocolate Pudding

    Who says you can’t have chocolate puddings without dairy?! I thought it would be hard to get a soft consistency, but the whipped Soyatoo cream worked really well and in a blind taste test, dairy eaters, wouldn't realize this chocolate pudding is actually vegan!

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 20 minutes • Cooking Time: 240 minutes

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  • Vegan Tofu Pad Thai

    This Pad Thai recipe is absolutely delicious.

    • Serves: 2-3 • Preparation Time: 20 minutes • Cooking Time: 10 minutes

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  • 'Weedy' Omelette

    As long as you know which weed is which, you can make very healthy dishes for virtually nothing!

    • Serves: 2 • Preparation Time: 10-30 minutes • Cooking Time: 10-20 minutes

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Please Note: May still contain traces of gluten, egg and dairy.