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roasted parsnip, blue cheese & chestnut orzo

pastas & grains

Creamy, delicious and packed with so many delicious flavours, this is one of our most popular veggie-packed dishes that everyone loves to make around the festive time of the year.

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A collection of the best veggie packed recipes designed to be easy and impressive in equal measure. Easy as each recipe uses simple cooking methods and accessible ingredients. Impressive because each recipe is designed with flavour at the heart.


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simple veggie-packed recipes that make cooking every evening a pleasure

​​Bitter lemon is a recipe website focused on delicious recipes using accessible ingredients and straightforward cooking methods.

It is run by Lily & Leo, who develop, test and photograph every recipe to make them the best they possibly can be for you at home.

stock up on 50 cupboard ingredients and only buy a few fresh ingredients each time you cook

Using the same 50 cupboard ingredients across all of our recipes means we only have to buy a couple of fresh ingredients each time we cook. This helps us with buying less on shopping trips and cooking last minute meals. 

The 50’ – try stocking up and buy cupboard ingredients you’ll use again and again. 

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our favourite winter ingredients

Apples, Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Chestnuts, Chicory, Cranberries, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Quince, Red Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage, Swede, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Watercress, Winter Squash, White Cabbage. Find out our best ingredients to use in winter below.

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recipes by Lily
& photos by Leo

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the 50 cupboard ingredients we use

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the 50 ingredients we use.