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Compassionate holiday recipes from ADI

Posted: 12 December 2012. Updated: 24 November 2015


Mushroom soup

250g mushrooms
750ml soya milk
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of coarsely ground pepper

1. Clean and chop the mushrooms coarsely and place in a pan with the soya milk.
2. Bring quickly to the boil and then reduce and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Skin and crush the garlic and add to the pan, stirring well.
4. Remove from the heat, pour into a blender, or use a hand held one in the pan, add the salt and pepper and blend to a frothy liquid.
5. Reheat gently if required and serve with crusty bread.


Lentil & nut roast

2 onions, peeled and chopped
120g (4oz) red lentils
120g (4oz) nuts, ground
90g (3oz) breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon mixed herbs
2 teaspoons yeast extract
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
60g (2oz) vegetable margarine
Salt and black pepper to taste

1. Wash the lentils and then cook in just enough water to form a thick puree.
2. Fry the onion in the margarine until it starts turning brown.
3. Stir all the other ingredients into the lentil mixture and put in a greased ovenproof dish.
4. Bake in the oven at gas mark 6 or 230C (450F) for 35 minutes.
5. Serve with gravy and roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roasted parsnips and carrots or other veg.


Chocolate Tart

118cm (7-8 inch) pre-baked shortcrust pastry base (pastry can be bought chilled/frozen)
60g (2oz) cocoa powder
60g (2oz) cornflour
150g (5oz) brown sugar
285ml ( pint) soya milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1. Mix the cocoa, cornflour and sugar in a pan.
2. Gradually add the soya milk, stirring all the time to ensure that no lumps form.
3. Add the vanilla essence and then slowly, stirring all the time to prevent sticking, bring the mixture to a boil.
5. Continue stirring and simmer the mixture for 5-10 minutes until it begins to thicken.
6. Pour onto the pastry base and allow it to cool.
7. Chill in the fridge before serving with your favourite fruit - raspberries work well.

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