Carbon Cutters Recipes

Cooking your own food allows you to use what is in season, adapt it to your family’s tastes (avoiding waste!) and is a great way to celebrate and involve the whole family.

Making things vegan reduces your carbon footprint and often only involves substituting vegetable oil (or Pure margarine) for butter, and egg-replacer for egg. Cakes don’t seem to need eggs at all – see the vegan cakes below.

Also see HotchPotch Cook’s page for some tried and tested recipes used at Caldecott Family Centre

Click on any recipe below to download it as a pdf:

Vegan cake with variations

Ginger Bread Cake (vegan)

Blackberry & apple jam

Chocolate beetroot cakes

Fruit & Seed Quinoa Flapjack

Celine’s steamed rice snack

Fiona’s yummy Rhubarb Cake Recipe

Fiona’s spicy apple bars

Neda’s apple lemon cake

Chocolate beetroot cake

Elderflower Cordial

Apple Lemon Cake

Seasonal Vegetable and Lentil soup as served at Apple Day


Spinach balls with spicy sauce

Fiona Habermehl’s Muffins

Flora’s famous courgette and lime cake

Susie’s Courgette Dollops 

Susie’s Cheesy Courgette

Fiona’s Courgette Hummus

Marion’s Courgette Cobbler

Courgette and Ciabatta Frittata – Yotam Ottolenghi