Time to look back at 2019 and find out what were your favourite flexitarian recipes. Thank you for making this year the best so far for The Flexitarian. I am really proud of this community and hope we can motivate more and more people to embrace a flexitarian diet.
What a difference this last decade has made! There is now a third of the UK population actively trying to reduce its meat consumption and the plant-based revolution shows no signs of slowing down. Making conscious choices about the food we eat is such an easy and enjoyable way to make a difference to the world around us, our health and animal welfare. With 3 meals a day, 7 times a week, many of us get 21 chances a week to choose a more sustainable and compassionate diet.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
It has become easier than before to swap meat, fish or dairy for plants as 2019 has been another bumper year for meat-free and dairy-free options being made available in shops and restaurants. Make sure to read with my Veggie News section and Eating Out section to keep up with the latest news.
Without further due, here are your 9 favourite flexitarian recipes from 2019. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2020 with less meat, less fish, less dairy and more plants.
Spiced with garam masala and other spices, this fragrant cauliflower and aubergine curry is a year-round staple. Best made the day before so the flavours can develop overnight.
Silky and smooth, this Pasta With Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce makes a real comforting meal without the need for dairy. Quick and speedy, this dish is made from scratch in under 30 mins.
A one-pot wonder this vegan sweet potato & chickpea Moroccan stew, makes a quick and healthy family meal. I like to serve it with couscous (or quinoa) topped with plenty sliced almonds, freshly chopped coriander, mint, (dairy free) yoghurt and red chilis. This dish is also great on its own served with flat bread.
Served with a drizzle of fragrant basil & mint dressing, this Summer Berry Salad is bursting with flavours and goodness and makes a wholesome lunch or light dinner. Juicy strawberries and sweet blackberries are the perfect match for roasted asparagus, lentils, avocado and feta. You can skip the feta for a vegan version.
Overripe bananas are perfect to make this moist vegan choc chip banana bread. Filled with yummy dark chocolate chips it is gooey and completely moreish. What a special treat! It doubles up as dessert and as an indulgent breakfast.
Give plain hummus an autumnal twist with this roasted butternut squash hummus recipe. Smokey and creamy, it is not only delicious as a dip, but also doubles up as a tasty sandwich or wrap spread.
Quick and easy to make, these delicious cauliflower & quinoa bites are perfect for lunch, as a light dinner or for a picnic. Kids will also love them in their lunch boxes as they can be eaten warm or at room temperature.
This vegan Pasta Primavera with Watercress & Almond Pesto is packed with vegetables and flavours. I love adding pink peppercorns on top. Slightly sweet, they are crunchy with a light pepper taste. This is a quick and straightforward recipe that can be ready in less than 30 minutes.
These creamy vegan mushrooms on toast are the ultimate comfort food whenever you are short in time but crave something healthy and hearty.
Hungry for more? These are your top 6 all-time favourite flexitarian recipes, filled with plant-based goodness. Enjoy!
Sweet Potato, Spinach & Butter Bean Stew [vegan] [gluten free]
One-Pot Mexican Rice Casserole [vegetarian] [gluten free]
Dreamy Chocolate Mousse [vegan] [gluten free]
Sweet Potato, Leek & Lentil Casserole [vegan] [gluten free]
Melon, Kale & Broccoli Smoothie [vegan] [gluten free]
Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Curry [vegan]