Find out how you can support StP’s 25th Anniversary Campaign

To mark St Petrock’s 25th Anniversary, Linda our kitchen manager, will be sharing 25 of our homeless clients’ favourite meals over the course of 2021.

Food that brings warmth, comfort and a taste of ‘home’ always goes down a treat. We’ll be posting the recipes here so you can try making them at home. Give them a go, make a donation and send us / share a picture of your dish on social media (#stpetrocks25) – we hope you enjoy them as much as our clients do!

  1. To get us started, a warming winter favourite: Linda’s special chicken curry

2. Just missed Veganaury, but a real treat for the taste buds nevertheless: Veggie & Tofu Stir-Fry.

3. A sweet treat for Valentine’s Day (and a favourite all year round with St Petrock’s clients): Queen of Puddings

4. A warming winter favourite with a hint of spring to come: Linda’s Chickpea, Mushroom & Thyme Pie…

5. A colourful treat to mark International Women’s Day on 8th March: Linda’s Suffragette Key Lime Pie (with purple, white and green!)

6. Old favourites always hit the spot. Linda cooks her Cottage Pie in bulk for our hungry clients – why not make one and freeze one to drop-off to a friend in need, or keep one in the freezer for post-lockdown guests?

7. A topsy-turvy special for April Fool’s Day: Chocolate & Pear Upside Down Pudding. (A potential for charming bank holiday weekend garden guests?)

8. A ‘down to earth’ favourite to celebrate World Earth Day: Quiche Lorraine. Serve with a crisp green salad straight from the garden.

9. Shakshuka: A speciality from North Africa and the Middle East, as Ramadan draws to a close. This easy-to-make take on poached eggs makes a great brunch!

10. Double Dhal with Carrot & Raita Salad: A special from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to celebrate St Petrock’s Day & Devon Day on 4th June.

11. Sardines & Beans: A protein-rich feast from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for St Petrock’s Day – perfect for rough-sleeper lunch packs.

12. Lasagne: This classic recipe was inspired by a kind meal donation from new Exeter restaurant, Sabatini’s. Traditional family favourites always go down a treat with StP’s clients!

13. Mediterranean Ratatouille: A colourful taste of the summer sun.

14. ‘Ready Steady Cook’ Salad Nicoise: Whipping up a nutritious, delicious meal from a sometimes random assortment of donated food items is StP’s chef Linda’s super-power. This unusual addition of fennel to Salad Nicoise was a real hit…

15. Goat’s Cheese & Beetroot Salad: Linda’s version of this ‘You’ magazine recipe is a splash of September sun in a dish (and a great way of using up allotment produce).

16. Millionaire’s Slice: Apparently first cooked by a kindly Kentish woman to feed hungry orphans, this super-sweet treat always hits the spot at StP’s.

17. Low-Carbon Carrot & Corn Soup: StP’s joined in with a Food and Climate Day of Action ahead of COP26 by organising a low carbon lunch (less meat, plenty of locally-grown seasonal veg). Warming rough-sleepers but not the planet – minimising food miles and maximising taste…

18. Autumn Apple Cake: A warming homely favourite of StP’s clients as autumn draws in – and a great way of using up surplus windfalls at harvest time.

19. Cook A Long Cornish Pasties: Warming and easily transportable, these hearty Westcountry favourites are a staple of roughsleeper lunches. Clients at our Cook A Long skills sessions learnt how to make their own from StP’s cook Linda – now you can too…

20. Slow Cooker Veggie Curry: A comforting curry using store-cupboard staples, with a bit of heat to ward off the winter chills.

21. StP’s Christmas Turkey Curry: This easy recipe for your leftover turkey can easily be scaled up or down – great if you’re donated a whopping 18kg bird as StP’s was!

Ready to take on a ’25 challenge’ of your own? Find out more about how to support our 25th Anniversary Campaign