Posts Tagged “vegetarian”

The Hairy Bikers’ Veggie Feasts

The Hairy Bikers’ Veggie Feasts

Over 100 delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes, full of flavour and meat free! My dear reader will note that I don’t often cover celebrity cookbooks. I wasn’t expecting much from The Hairy Bikers’ Veggie Feasts, but I found it to be something of a culinary page turner – and I am not even a vegetarian….

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Italy: The World Vegetarian

Italy: The World Vegetarian

Italy: The World Vegetarian is a vibrant volume penned by Christine Smallwood. It will delight vegetarians but, just as importantly, it will also be welcomed by lovers of Italian food of every kind. I confess! I am not a vegetarian and will likely never be one. I do, however, only eat meat a couple of…

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Burpee Welcome Autumn With Home Grown Flavours

Burpee Welcome Autumn With Home Grown Flavours

It’s Autumn Equinox today…so let’s get that soup pan bubbling for a home-grown tasty treat! We are now in the season of reaping the rewards of the seeds that we have sown for our autumn bounty of vegetables.  We cannot wait to get cooking some good, healthy, comfort food. Now is the time that we…

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Middle Eastern Mezze Unearthed

Middle Eastern Mezze Unearthed

It’s summer and we crave al fresco meals. Unearthed is a company which will come to the rescue with some delicious pre-prepared dishes that will work perfectly at home in your garden. They are packed for ease of transportation, so a picnic further afield could also be in order. Unearthed – ‘Discover a World of…

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Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 6   There will be looks of envy from the meat-eating crowd when you serve this colorful and delicious entrée of bell peppers stuffed with mushrooms, carrots, spinach, quinoa and cashews. For a beautiful presentation, choose a combination of green, red, orange and yellow bell peppers.   Ingredients 1…

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Squeezing Miso Tasty

Squeezing Miso Tasty

Japanese food is more popular than ever. Sushi has been the go-to dish for many, but real Japanese food is far more complex and delicious than cold fish and rice. Miso is the cornerstone of the Japanese pantry and now we can all find a convenient tube to enhance recipes from both East and West….

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Spiced mango chutney

Spiced mango chutney

From Sainsbury’s Fantastically quick and easy homemade mango chutney.   Serves: 6 Preparation time: 10 Minutes Cooking time: 25 Minutes   Ingredients 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 medium mangoes, peeled and cut in small chunks 3 tablespoons…

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PEP Kitchen delivers

PEP Kitchen delivers

PEP Kitchen delivers hearty meals Joe and Ben of PEP Kitchen have introduced me to some of the very best food, and meals that are frozen, and conveniently delivered to your very door. Note that VEGAN isn’t right up there in the first sentence, the reason being that it’s all about the quality of the…

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Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Tart with Burpee Europe

Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Tart with Burpee Europe

Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Tart, pea shoots, fresh herbs and balsamic reduction is the full name of this delicious summery recipe from the collaboration between Burpee Europe and Valerie Hamelin, Chef Consultant Serves 4 people Ingredients: 1 pre-rolled puff pastry sheet 2 or 3 large tomatoes (e.g ‘Big Daddy’ or ‘Big Pink’ or ‘Big Mama’…

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Bites of ChicP Veggies

Bites of ChicP Veggies

Here we are again with a fresh offering from one of my favourite young companies – ChicP. They have become celebrated for their pots of unique and delicious hummus but now they are presenting something a little more solid: ChicP Veggie Bites! These addictive nuggets will likely ween your family away from less healthy options….

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Heck for the young at heart

Heck for the young at heart

We have just had a little hint of summer and it looks like it’s time to dust off the BBQ. With lockdown it’s probable that we will spend more time grilling for our isolated family unit, so it’s important that we have the opportunity to ring the changes and keep everybody happy. That’s where Heck…

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Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

We live in strange times and just now gardens are more important than ever. Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter will thrill those of us who are lucky enough to have a garden. One doesn’t need a lot of space to grow vegetables. Grow Fruit & Vegetables in…

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Courgette, Red Pepper & Feta Muffins

Courgette, Red Pepper & Feta Muffins

Courgette and Peppers to Tickle the Taste Buds from Burpee Seeds Europe Not only does growing your own bring you a sense of achievement and wellbeing, but vegetables also keep much more of their vitamins when eaten quickly after harvesting. The courgette and pepper below are the perfect additions to a superb recipe (at the…

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From Pot to Plate with Burpee Toms

From Pot to Plate with Burpee Toms

We all want to eat better, and saving some money would be a bonus. So how can we do both? Growing your own fruit and veg is a simple way of achieving those targets, and its fun, too! Having little space is no excuse for not growing a few delicious crops. There are varieties which…

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ChicP Hummus – a fresh look

ChicP Hummus – a fresh look

Founded by Hannah McCollum, ChicP is a company that is taking a fresh look at a vegetarian favourite. This young company was set up to expand the ‘healthy dips’ offering in supermarkets. Hummus has become something of a staple with those who love the flavour and texture of chickpeas. But ChicP has enhanced that standard…

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Pimenton Roasted Chickpeas

Pimenton Roasted Chickpeas

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 24 The salty, naturally creamy flavor of these addictive snacks is wonderful served with beer or sparkling wine. They also make a good substitute for croutons on a salad. Ingredients with an asterisk (*) are available as Whole Foods Market Brands. Ingredients 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained…

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Pea, Salted Yoghurt and Mint Salad

Pea, Salted Yoghurt and Mint Salad

From BBC Food   Throw these ingredients together as a last-minute quick warm salad, or cook the peas in advance and refresh.   Ingredients 200g/7oz peas, out of their pods 1 long red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled, finely chopped ½ lemon, juice only ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil sea…

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Pea Gnudi

Pea Gnudi

From BBC Food   Try this stripped down ravioli recipe by Simon Rimmer – classic gnudi is ravioli without the pasta casing.   Ingredients 225g/8oz peas, cooked, cooled, roughly chopped 500g/1lb 2oz ricotta, drained 1 tbsp freshly chopped mint 100g/3½oz parmesan 500g/1lb 2oz fine semolina extra virgin olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper…

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Pan-fried Leeks with Sprouts, Whole Chestnuts & Sage

Pan-fried Leeks with Sprouts, Whole Chestnuts & Sage

From Sainsbury’s   Bring out the natural nutty flavour of sprouts with whole chestnuts, leeks and earthy sage.   Serves: 8 Preparation time: 5 Minutes Cooking time: 12 Minutes   Ingredients: 25g unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 10g fresh sage leaves, shredded, reserving 4 whole leaves to garnish 500g leeks, sliced thickly on the…

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Parsnips with Cumin

Parsnips with Cumin

From BBC Food   If you’re a fan of parsnips, you’ll love this side dish, which adds a heady edge to the natural sweetness of one of the best-loved of root vegetables.   Ingredients parsnips, peeled and halved lengthways 3 tbsp olive oil 1½ tsp ground cumin 4 tsp fresh thyme leaves   Method Preheat…

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