Green guild cook along

Thank you for taking part in Liverpool University’s cook along. All of the recipes we are attempting are structured to help you make the most food you are likely to have at home and reduce household food waste. All of the recipes are vegan. You can see more of our Your Food Needs You campaign on here.


Soda Bread

  • 200 g plain white flour
  • 150 g wholemeal flour
  • 50 g oats plus extra to scatter on top
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 300 ml oat milk

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7 / 425F. Dust a baking tray (I actually use a pizza tray) with a little plain flour.

Step 2

Mix all the dry ingredients together thoroughly. Add the oat milk and vinegar, and stir to combine.
Step 3
Keep stirring until the ingredients come together as a dough, then squidge together to form a ball.
Step 4
Place the ball of dough on your baking tray and cut a deep cross in the centre.
If you wish, you can dust the loaf with a little flour and a sprinkle of oats, then place the bread in your preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Pumpkin Butterbean Stew

  • 400g tinned butter beans
  • 1 small pumpkin
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, white is best but red is fine
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 800g tinned tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Pinch mixed spice
  • 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley plus extra to serve

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, tip in the onion and garlic, then cook over a medium heat for 10 mins until softened but not browned. Add the tomato purée, cook for a further min, add remaining ingredients, then simmer for 2-3 mins.

Step 2

Season generously, then stir in the beans. Leave to simmer for 10 mins.

Step 3

Serve with parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.

Apple & Oat Spiced Cookies

  • 130g oats
  • 100g plain flour
  • 85g brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbs bicarb of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbs mixed spice
  • 1 apple
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 30ml oat milk
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2
In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
Step 3
Chop the apple into rough chunks.
Step 4
Mix oil and oat milk together, then pour into mixing bowl with dry ingredients.
Step 5
Drop 12 heaping tablespoon-sized mounds onto a parchment-lined (or silicon-lined) cookie sheet. If you prefer smaller cookies, you can level off your tablespoons of dough, and make about 15 cookies.
Step 6
Bake for 15-16 minutes, or until edges of cookies are slightly browned. (If you’re making 15 smaller cookies, bake for 12-13 minutes.)
Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.