South West Greens Cookbook

Calling all masterchefs out there!! I’m compiling a cookbook/recipe book for the green party here in the south west. It’s a bit of fun, as we all know us greens like our nosh and lots of us are culinary whizzkids behind that kitchen door. We can also raise a few quid from it too if we all chip in and make it happen. We can split the profits between the regional committee (funds for the European Elections in 2014) and your own local parties. Hope you can help, it’s really quite simple, all you do is…

Think of your favourite recipe, perhaps an old favourite, something you (or a friend/relative has) invented or a delicious recipe passed down through the family. (Please do not copy from a cookbook as we could be in all sorts of trouble with copyright!)

Email me the recipe to as a word document.

Please make sure you include:

Your name

Your local green party in the south west

Add a few lines about the recipe – where it came from, why you enjoy it, how it’s best served etc. Any funny anecdotes are great too. Recipes from around the world would be great.

Title of recipe

Ingredients list


Optional – photo of you making it, or you and your family eating it.

There you go, easy as pie. If you have a favourite local veggie/vegan cafe or eatery you can recommend, please email me their details as we will be looking for sponsorship for the cookbooks.

Sharon Pavey – Coordinator for the east devon greens & south west regional fundraiser

Click here for the south west green party site

7 Replies to “South West Greens Cookbook”

  1. Hi Sharon. Great idea. I’d like to submit a recipe, but was wondering if it has to be all mine, or can I adapt something from a book? Wasn’t sure about copyright (don’t suppose I’d get caught, though!).

  2. I don’t think there are many ‘original’ recipes out there now Ben. As long as its something you’ve added your own twist to, to make it your own, I’m sure this would be fine. Or call on a green foodie friend, who is great at making up recipes and ask to use theirs???

  3. Australian Boiled Cake Recipe:


    1 cup water
    620g (4 cups) mixed fruit
    250g (1 cup) white sugar
    190g butter
    250g (2 cups) plain flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon mixed spice
    2 eggs, beaten
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    Preparation method:

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 C. Grease a tin and line with baking paper.

    2. Combine the water, mixed fruit, sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally, then cook gently for about 10 minutes.

    3. Sift the flour, baking soda and mixed spice into a large bowl. Pour in the boiled fruit mixture and stir until well blended.

    4. Mix in the eggs. Pour into the greased loaf pan.

    5. Bake in preheated oven for 90 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan for at least 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

    It does taste lovely!

  4. Will put my thinking cap on. Could all recipes please make it clear how many it’s for, I always find it annoying if it’s not clear whether the quantities are for 4 or 10!

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