This risotto is chock-a-block with green veg, including broccoli, mange-tout, courgette and green beans. This can easily be made vegetarian or vegan by using vegetable stock and leaving out the cheese.
This is a hearty vegetable soup to see you through the winter months. Make double and freeze for later.
This slow cooker vegetable soup is healthy, hearty, warming and cheap! You can use different vegetables but you do need the tomatoes and butternut squash and/or sweet potato to get the lovely flavour.
A delicious stir fried vegetable dish with oyster and soy sauce, finished with some chopped coriander. Enjoy on its own, with some rice.
An exotic, healthy smoothie with unexpected ingredients. If you can't find any fresh papayas and passion fruits, it can also be made with juice from a carton. Fresh papaya is ripe and ready to use when it's gone yellow and is slightly wrinkly.
An easy way to get your five a day, and delicious as well.
I call this dish ratatouille plus, because I am adding potatoes and top it with an egg to make it more filling. For a really substantial meal, add rice.
Ratatouille - a classic vegetable dish from the south of France that can be enjoyed both cold and warm. You can serve this on its own with crusty bread, for a savoury crepe filling, or with creamy polenta.
This is a traditional dish in the American South. Okra is dredged in seasoned polenta, then fried until golden. Worth a try if you can find fresh okra.
Stir-frying is so quick and helps retain the flavour of the vegetables. My version has carrots, peppers, courgettes, bean sprouts and spring onions but you can use whatever you have available.