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A Vegan Christmas Menu

A Vegan Christmas Menu
If you choose to go meat-free this Christmas why not try our seasonal vegan Christmas menu?

Here is a selection of what I will be cooking this holiday. To keep things simple and smooth, you can make the cheesecake a few days ahead and the coulibiac filling the day before. Serve the coulibiac with some steamed green vegetables.

Happy Christmas!

 

Smoky Chipotle Cannellini Bean Dip by The Flexitarian
Smoky Chipotle Cannellini Bean Dip

 

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Mushrooms on Butternut Polenta Galettes

 

Winter Vegetables Coulibiac #vegan
Winter Vegetable Coulibiac with Porcini Mushroom Sauce
orange cheesecake #vegan by The Flexitarian
Orange Oreo Cheesecake
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In Season – 50 Butternut Squash Recipes

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is so versatile it accommodates soups, salads, pasta, tarts, curries, chillis and even desserts. Its sweet nutty taste pairs wonderfully with cheese, mushrooms, kale, spinach, fruits, sage & rosemary.

With a gorgeous orange flesh naturally rich in beta carotene, vitamin Bs, potassium and fibre, butternut squash is an essential Winter vegetable.

Because of its very hard skin, you might find butternut squash hard to peel. Personally I swear by my wonderful vegetable peeler from Ikea but The Huffington Post offers a different method perfect if you have a microwave.

Delicious roasted, mashed, grilled or simply baked here are 50 butternut squash dishes to add to your recipe file.

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash

1. Butternut Squash & Apple Soup [vegan] by The Flexitarian
2. Butternut Squash Soup with Chilli & Crème Fraîche [vegetarian] by BBC Good Food
3. Butternut Squash + Sweet Potato Soup [vegan] by Blissful Basil
4. Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup [vegan] by Host The Toast
5. Chestnut and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup [vegan] by Red Online

 

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash

6. Butternut Squash Fries [vegan] by Peanut Butter & Peppers
7. Butternut Squash & Kale Black Rice Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing [vegan] by The Flexitarian
8. Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Salad [vegetarian] by Two Peas and Their Pod
9. Kale Salad With Roasted Butternut and Peanut Tofu [vegetarian] by The Flexitarian
10. Butternut Squash Quinoa with Kale, Cranberries, Walnuts and Goat Cheese [vegetarian] by Stuck on Sweet

 

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash
11. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Chickpeas, Kale, and Pearl Couscous [vegetarian] by An Edible Mosaic
12. Wheat Berry Salad with Butternut Squash & Warm Cider Vinaigrette [vegan] by Caroline Kaufman
13. Stuffed Butternut Squash With Quinoa [vegetarian] by BBC Good Food
14. Spicy Stuffed Butternut Squash [vegetarian] by Delicious Magazine

 

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash 15. Stuffed Butternut Squash [vegetarian] by Vava Berry
16. Roasted Butternut Squash Filled with Jasmine Rice & Cranberries [vegan] by Ordinary Vegan
17. Roasted and Stuffed Butternut Squash [flexitarian] by Lemons and Basil
18. Butternut Squash, Kale, Chèvre & Gnocchi Casserole [vegetarian] by Keepin’ It Kind
19. Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Gratin Recipe [vegetarian] from Pinch My Salt

 

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash

20. Mushrooms on Butternut Polenta Galettes [vegan] by The Flexitarian
21. Butternut, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Pie [vegetarian] by The Flexitarian
22. Butternut Squash, Spinach and Goat’s Cheese Pie with Cheesy Pastry [vegetarian] by Delicious Magazine
23. Butternut Squash, Pear and Gorgonzola Flatbread Tart [vegetarian] by Adam Byatt
24. Mushroom, Butternut Squash & Gruyère Tart [vegetarian] by Food & Wine
25. Butternut Squash and Stilton Pancakes [vegetarian] by Red Online

 

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash

26. Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado [vegan] by Cookie & Kate
27. Butternut Squash & Black Bean Chili [vegan] by Vegukate
28. Black Bean Chili with Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard [vegan] by Epicurious
29. Chickpea and Butternut Squash Curry [vegan] by Vikalinka
30. Thai Squash & Pineapple Curry [vegan] by BBC Good Food
31. Thai Red Curry with Butternut Squash and Chickpeas [vegan] by Epicurious

 

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash 32. Butternut Squash and Coconut Curry [vegan] by Love & Olive Oil
33. Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto [flexitarian] by BBC Good Food
34. Orzo and Butternut Squash Skillet with Kale and Blue Cheese [vegetarian] by Soup Addict
35. Baked Farro with Caramelized Onion, Butternut Squash & Garlic [vegan] by Healthy Happy Life
36. Black Bean and Butternut Squash Burritos [vegetarian] by Oh She Glows

 

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash 37. Roasted Butternut Squash Quesadillas with Goat Cheese and Crispy Sage [vegetarian] by Domesticate Me
38. Hidden Vegs Macaroni & Cheese [flexitarian] for The 52 New Foods Challenge by The Flexitarian
39. Zucchini Fettucini with Rosemaray Butternut Creme Sauce [vegan] [gluten free] [paleo] from In Sonnet’s Kitchen 
40. Butternut Squash Ravioli [vegetarian] by Andrew MacKenzie
41. Squash & Ricotta Paste Bake [vegetarian] by Jamie Oliver
42. Butternut Squash Walnut & Sage Pasta [vegetarian] by Love & Lemons

 

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash 43. Butternut Squash, Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza [vegetarian] by Epicurious
44. Caramelized Butternut, Crispy Kale + Fontina Pizza [vegetarian] by Half Baked Harvest
45. Butternut Squash Puree and Blue Cheese Pizza[vegetarian] by Naturally Ella
46. Spinach, Butternut Squash and Pesto Pizza On Cauliflower Crust [vegetarian] by Against All Grain

 

50 Recipes for Butternut Squash 47. Butternut Squash & Orange Cake [vegan] by Wallflower Girl
48. Bavarois of Butternut Squash with Quince Sorbet and Poached Blackberries [vegetarian] by Robert Thompson
49. Butternut Squash Muffins With A Frosty Top [vegetarian] by Jamie Oliver
50. Gluten Free Butternut Squash Waffles [vegetarian] by Hungry Happens

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5 Last Minute Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

5 Last Minute Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

Guilt-free indulgence with these 5 last minute vegan Thanksgiving desserts!

Choose from 2 traditional pumpkin pies,  a luscious double chocolate torte, a crowd-pleaser cheesecake or  our simple French apple tart.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie by 84th & 3rd
Vegan Pumpkin Pie by 84th & 3rd

 

No Bake Pumpkin Pie [vegan] by Vegan Richa
No Bake Pumpkin Pie [vegan] by Vegan Richa
Chilled Double Chocolate Torte: The No-Bake Version [vegan] by Oh She Glows
Chilled Double Chocolate Torte: The No-Bake Version [vegan] by Angela Liddon/ Oh She Glows
Salted Caramel Cheesecake – Gluten-free, Vegan + Sugar-free by Tasty-Yummies
Salted Caramel Cheesecake – Gluten-free, Vegan + Sugar-free by Tasty-Yummies

 

French Apple Tart (Tarte Fine aux Pommes) [vegan] by The Flexitarian
French Apple Tart (Tarte Fine aux Pommes) [vegan] by The Flexitarian

 

Follow our Pinterest board below for more meat-free, vegan and vegetarian Thanksgiving inspiration!

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24 Meat Free Recipes For Bonfire Night

24 Meat Free Recipes For Bonfire Night

Don’t miss my selection of 30 Meat Free Recipes For Bonfire Night and warm up after the fireworks with some delicious vegetarian and vegan food. Make them ahead so you can enjoy the evening. I have selected some warming soups, easy one-pot dishes, must-have baked potatoes and delicious desserts that the whole family can enjoy.

 

30 Meat Free Recipes For Bonfire Night - soups

 

30 Meat Free Recipes For Bonfire Night - One Pot

30 Meat Free Recipes For Bonfire Night - baked potatoes

 

30 Meat Free Recipes For Bonfire Night - desserts

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3 Great Ways to Use Left Over Pastry Dough + Recipes

3 Great Ways to Use Left Over Pastry Dough

Baking pastry often create left overs. Make sure you do not waste any, by turning scraps into delicious treats. If you have any kids around, get them involved in cutting out cookie shapes, making pizzas, cheesy breadsticks . .  Alternatively, as I found in the past, left over pastry also makes wonderful play dough that will keep them entertained for hours :).

Here are three of my favourite ways to use left over pastry dough, alongside with some extra recipe ideas below. Have fun!

 

Freeze It

When you have enough leftover pastry dough to make another tart or pie, the easiest thing to do is to freeze it. Simply wrap it in cling film, mark it with the date and stick it in the freezer. It is best to use frozen pastry within 3 months as quality will decline over time. To be extra safe, I avoid re-freezing previously frozen pastry dough.

 

Make Mini Tarts / Pizzas / Quiches

If you have mini tins, you can use the extra dough to make mini tarts, quiches or pizzas. Kids usually love the individual pies and they also great addition to lunch boxes.  Simply line the tins with pastry and use some extra filling. This works for both sweet or savoury recipes and with all types of pastry.

If you do not have enough filling, simply make some more. First, make a flan base by beating some cream and 1 to 2 eggs together in a bowl.

For a sweet pastry, put an apple or pear (previously peeled, cored and sliced) on top of the pastry. Add sugar to the flan base plus vanilla or cinnamon if you wish. Pour flan base over the fruit and bake together with you main pie for 15-20 mins.

For a savoury option, use leftover vegetables or meat. If you do not have any cooked vegetables, just use grated courgette, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes etc.. Add cheese, seasoning and herbs to the flan base and fill the mini quiche tins. Here again bake together with you main pie for 15-20 mins.

Other alternative fillings you can use include jam, chutney, mincemeat etc…

Mini pizzas are easily put together by adding your favourite topping on top of puff pastry. (see Just-Rol recipe link below).

 

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Biscuits and Snacks

Left over pastry can also be transformed in delicious sweet / savoury biscuits or snacks. Just roll out the dough sprinkle with cheese or sugar. Fold and roll again. Cut out in shapes, sticks etc..

Place cut out dough on an oven tray lined with baking sheet. Sprinkle with extra cheese / sugar if desired. Cook at the bottom of the oven with you main tart or pie for 10-15 mins or so until golden.

Additional ideas for savoury biscuits: herbs (thyme, rosemary etc..), pesto, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, seeds (poppy, sesame etc..).

Additional ideas for sweet biscuits: cinnamon, ginger, mixed spices etc…

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Recipes ideas

Pie Crust Pin Wheels
Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks
Vegetable Mini Quiches

What is your favourite way to use left over pastry? Share your tips below in the comments box.

 

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3 Great Ways to Use Left Over Pastry Dough
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9 Easy Ways to Use All Those Garden Tomatoes

9 easy ways to garden tomatoes

The title of this post is very ironic as our tomato crop was so poor this year, we just had them in salads. Last week end I got tomato envy, dining at friends who regularly produce tons of them! Green, yellow, red, chocolatey in all shapes and forms their home grown garden tomatoes made a beautiful centrepiece in which we all happily “digged into”. They had made tomato ketchup, tomato sauce etc… A lot of delicious goodies I can only dream of! Yes, tomato envy . . . definitely 🙁

I have great childhood memories, remembering my mum frantically freezing or canning our garden tomatoes so we can enjoy them during the Winter months.  While this year I can only sadly reflect on our own predicament, I thought that anyone shifting through a heap of home grown garden tomatoes might enjoy this round up of tips and recipes. A great week end job as tomato season is coming to an end.

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Homemade Tomato Ketchup [vegetarian] by Jamie Oliver
Heinz Ketchup Copycat Recipe [vegetarian] by Todd Wilbur
Ketchup Recipes [vegetarian] by Nigel Slater

 

chutney

Homemade Tomato Chutney [vegetarian] by BBC Good Food
Tomato, Ginger and Sultana Chutney [vegetarian] by The British Larder
Spiced Tomato & Courgette Chutney [vegan] by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Smoky Tomato Chutney [vegetarian] by Delia Smith

 

salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa [vegan] by Epicurious
Green Tomato Salsa Verde [vegan] by Wonky Wonderful
Red & Green Tomato Salsa [vegan] by Epicurious

 

tomato sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce [vegan] by Smitten Kitchen
Homemade Crock Pot Marinara Sauce [vegetarian] by Life Currents
Tomato Sauce for Keeps [vegan] by The British Larder
The Best Fresh Tomato Sauce [vegan] by Daniel Gritzer
The Quickest Tomato Sauce [vegan] by Jamie Oliver

 

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Heirlom Tomato Jam [vegetarian] by Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe
Spicy Tomato Jam [vegan] by Food Network
Tomato Ginger Jam [vegan] by Healthy Green Kitchen
Three Tomato Jam Recipes by White on Rice Couple
Cherry Tomato–Vanilla Bean Preserves [vegan] by Saveur

 

tomato paste
How to Make Tomato Paste

 

dry them
Oven-Dried Grape Tomatoes [vegan] by Lingonberry Jam
Easiest Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes [vegan] by Whole New Mum
Semi-dried Tomatoes [vegan] by The British Larder

 

freeze them
The Easiest Way to Preserve Tomatoes by The Kitchn

 

can them

Recipes for Canning Tomatoes: Stewed Tomatoes, Pizza Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Salsa by Sherelle Christensen
How to can tomatoes

 

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10 Best Vegetarian Chilli Recipes

10 Best Vegetarian Chillis

As we slip into Autumn, chilli is for me the ultimate comfort food. Ideal when you have a crowd to feed or whenever you want an easy one pot recipe. Versatile, chilli will sit proudly on your table to suit any occasions from casual entertaining, world cup, superbowl to birthday parties.

Vegetarian chillis are perfect to accommodate Autumn vegetables such as courgettes, sweetcorn, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and also make good use of end-of-season tomatoes. If you like really hearty vegetarian chillis, try recipes including quinoa or buckwheat.

Traditionally cooked with meat, chilli can easily be made vegetarian or vegan. Literally “full of beans”, vegetarian chilli is high in protein, fibre and low in fat. Vegetarian chilli is a hearty dish that even meat eaters will enjoy. I like making big batches to fill lunch boxes with left-overs.

Here are below some of my favourite recipes including some vegan options. Enjoy!

 

10 Best Vegetarian Chilli Recipes

Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado [vegetarian] by Cookie & Kate
Butternut Squash Chipotle Vegetarian Chilli with Avocado by Cookie & Kate
Smoky Chilli [vegan] [gluten free] by The Flexitarian
Smoky Chilli [vegan] [gluten free] by The Flexitarian
Vegetarian Chili [vegetarian] by A Couple Cooks
Vegetarian Chilli by A Couple Cooks
Halloween Pumpkin Chilli [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Halloween Pumpkin Chilli [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Bean Chili with Walnuts & Chocolate [vegetarian] by Green Kitchen Stories
Bean Vegetarian Chilli with Walnuts & Chocolate  by Green Kitchen Stories
Black-eyed Pea Chili with Quinoa and Corn [vegan] by FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Black-eyed Pea Chilli with Quinoa and Corn [vegan] by FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Smoky Chipotle Chili [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Smoky Chipotle Chili [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Quorn Chilli Non Carne [vegetarian] by Quorn
Quorn Vegetarian Chilli Non Carne by Quorn
Vegetarian Quinoa Chili by Two Peas and Their Pod
Vegetarian Quinoa Chilli by Two Peas and Their Pod

 

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Chickpea Chili [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Chickpea Chilli [vegan] by The Flexitarian
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45 Healthy & Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box Recipes

45 Healthy & Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box Recipes

Why not give your kids’ lunch box a meat-free makeover this back to school season? With a bit of planning you can cut the junk out, move beyond ham & cheese sandwiches and give your child a protein packed and healthy veggie school lunch once or twice a week.

Below I have rounded up some meat-free recipes that are easy to make. They are suitable for both adults and kids so you can gain time by preparing together work & school lunch boxes. Packed with low fat protein and fibre; beans, pulses, whole grains make ideal vegetarian options.

Soups, quiches, muffins can be made ahead in batch and frozen. Frittatas, fritters and pasta are easy dinner options and leftovers can be used the next day. You will find some additional breakfast inspiration here.

Don’t forget to check out Lunchbots’ wide range of BPA-Free food containers for both adults & kids.  They are so practical and even include an insulated food jar for soups and stews.

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Wraps

Rainbow Salad Wrap by Jamie Oliver [vegetarian]
Carrot & Houmous Roll-Ups by BBC Good Food [vegan]
Curried Quinoa Wrap by Lunchbox Bunch [vegan]
Creamy Greek Salad Wrap by Kitchen Treaty [vegetarian]
Cool Refried Bean Wrap by Veg Kitchen [vegan]

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Soups

Mellow Lentil “Sniffle Soup” by Dreena Burton [vegan]
Winter Lentil Soup by Real Simple [flexitarian]
White Bean and Pasta Soup by The Tolerant Vegan [vegan]
Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup by BBC Good Food [vegetarian]
Red Lentil and Carrot Coconut Soup by The Flexitarian [vegan]

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Frittatas

Spanish Spinach Omelette by BBC Good Food [vegetarian]
Quinoa & Broccoli Frittatas by Citronlimette [vegetarian]
Veggie Eggs & Cheese Lunch Pies by Fresh for Kids [vegetarian]
Cheddar Pasta Frittata by Delicious Magazine [vegetarian]
Vegetable Frittata Muffin by Joy Bauer [vegetarian]

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Pasta

Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta Salad by Food Network [flexitarian]
Tortellini with Pesto & Broccoli by BBC Good Food [flexitarian]
Broccoli Lemon Pasta by Marin Mama Cooks [flexitarian]
Vegetable Pasta in Tomato Basil Sauce by Archana’s Kitchen [vegetarian]
Macaroni Slice by Good Food [flexitarian]

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Grains

Lunch Box Quinoa Salad with Veggies by MOMables [vegan]
Tangy Couscous Salad by BBC Good Food [vegetarian]
Three Grain Grilled Vegetable and Feta Salad by Naturally Ella [vegetarian]
Root Vegetable and Cauliflower Tagine by Food & Wine [vegetarian]
Asian Quinoa Salad by Two Peas and Their Pod [vegan]

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Bean

Sweet Lentil Salad & Green by Love & Lentils [vegan]
Lebanese Lemon Parsley Bean Salad by Cookie & Kate [vegan]
Zesty Black-Eyes-Pea Salad by A Dash of Soul [vegan]
Veggie Chilli by Jamie Oliver [vegan]
Vegetable Stew by Woman’s Weekly [vegan]

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Sandwich

Green Club Sandwich by BBC Good Food [vegan]
Mediterranean Sandwich by The Flexitarian [vegan]
Better-than-Tuna Salad Sandwich by The Fig Tree [vegetarian]
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Avocado, & Feta Sandwich by Tow Peas and Their Pod [vegetarian]

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Quiches

Cheesy Quinoa Bites by So Very Blessed [vegetarian]
Oven Baked Falafel by Chocolate & Zucchini [vegan]

Mini Spanakopitas by My Recipes [vegetarian]
Leek & Feta Quiches by The Flexitarian [vegetarian]
Cheese & Spinach Pasties by BBC Good Food [vegetarian]
Butternut Squash, Sage and Parmesan Pasties by The Kitchn [flexitarian]

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Fritters

Vegetable Fritters by Taste [vegetarian]
Potato Cakes with Broccoli and Cheese by Food 52 [vegetarian]
Courgette Fritters by Nigella Lawson [vegetarian]
Rice and Vegetable Fritters [vegetarian]
Sweetcorn Fritters by Good to Know [vegetarian]

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Dips
Classic Hummus, with variations by VegKitchen [vegan]
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus by BBC Food [vegan]
Three Easy Dips for Kids by BBC Food [vegan]
Broccoli Dip by Real Simple [vegetarian]

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Muffin

Paleo Egg Muffins by Healthy Crush [vegetarian]
Sweet Potato, Kale and Feta Muffins by Betty Crocker [vegetarian]
Cheese and Mushroom Muffins by The PaperCup Kitchen  [vegetarian]
Savoury Carrot and Courgette Muffins by Sainsbury’s [vegetarian]

 

45 Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box - Flapjacks

Power Packed Oat Bars by Annabel Karmel [vegetarian]
Breakfast Bar by BBC Good Food [vegetarian]
Chocolate & Banana Flapjack by Tinned Tomatoes [vegan]
Rhubarb Oat Bars by A Bit of Sunshine [vegan]
Sugar Free Banana and Date Flapjack by Mumsnet [vegan]

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7 Easy Ways To Add Vegetarian Protein To Your Breakfast

7 Easy Ways To Add Vegetarian Protein To Your Breakfast
A typical breakfast made of juice, cereal, toast and milk is high in carbohydrates and not the best balanced way to start the day.

Adding protein to your breakfast is beneficial to both adults and children whether you follow a vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian or omnivore diet.

Eating more lean protein in the morning helps regulate glucose levels. This generates optimal cognitive function throughout the day improving children’s concentration. A better control of sugar level also helps both reduce your risk of developing diabetes and increase your level of energy. A healthy breakfast is also your answer to better weight control as protein keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Here  are 7 easy ways to add vegetarian proteins to your breakfast and supercharge your day:

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Bread

Ditch white bread and switch to wholemeal, multigrain bread which contains on average 50% more protein. You can also buy some high protein bread in supermarkets. Whenever I am at Gail’s I get their quinoa bread.

If you fancy making your own bread (it is easier than you think and you do not need a bread machine) try to experiment with different type of flour such as spelt, quinoa, kamut adding seeds and or nuts. Here are some recipes ideas

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Yogurt

Yogurt is versatile at breakfast, you can have it with fruits, cereals, nuts or add it to smoothies. However, if you are looking to add more protein then switch to greek yogurt, cottage cheese or quark. They have almost twice a much protein than regular yogurt.

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Protein Smoothie

Juice or smoothie are popular choices for the morning. Adding silken tofu will turn your breakfast drink into a silky protein powerhouse. A protein smoothie is also a healthy post-workout choice.

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Nut Butter

Nut butters are delicious and relatively easy to make.  Spread some peanut butter on your toast instead of butter and get a whooping 4g of protein per tablespoon.

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Seeds
Sprinkle seeds & nuts on fruits, yogurt or cereals.

Nuts and seeds contain on average 15-25g of protein per 100g plus healthy monosaturated fat and fibre.

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Tofu Scramble

If you like cooked breakfast, tofu scramble is a low-fat and cholesterol-free alternative to eggs. Straightforward to cook you can mix your favourite vegetables, herbs and spices.

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Cereal

Forget your old box of cereals! Some brands are loaded with sugar and salt. Make your own porridge, oatmeal or granola.

Try adding quinoa or chia seeds, both high in protein and healthy nutrients. Overnight oatmeal makes a nice change from porridge. It can be prepared the night before and are perfect in you are in a hurry or need to eat breakfast on-the-go.

 

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65 Recipes To Throw The Perfect Vegetarian Barbecue

65 Recipes To Throw The Perfect Vegetarian Barbecue

A vegetarian barbecue is a lot of fun. and with many meat-free options available there is no need for vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians to feel left behind.

If the prospect of a big cookout feels a bit daunting just follow these simple rules:

  • Keep it simple: instead of mixing too many cuisines, stick to 1 or 2 where flavours complement each other.
  • Prepare in advance: don’t leave it to the last minute. Make sure most of the food can be prepared the day before.
  • Get organised: put 1 or 2 people in charge of cooking on the barbecue and organise the rest of the food as a buffet.
  • Nibble: have something for people to nibble on while they wait for the barbecue to work its magic.
  • Keep it relaxed: choose food and dishes that are easy to eat with one hand or standing. Serve food on big sharing platters.
  • Start early: make sure the barbecue gets fired up in advance so it has time to heat up. The timing depends on the type of barbecue you have.

Creating the right ambience is also key to an enjoyable alfresco entertaining. Check out these handy tips and tricks on How to Host the Ideal Garden Party.

Below, I have rounded up some of my favourite recipes to cook on the grill. In addition to kebabs, burgers and vegetables cooked on the barbecue, I like to have a selection of salads and dips plus one or two savoury quiches or pies.

Happy grilling!

 

65 Recipes To Throw The Perfect Vegetarian Barbecue

 

65 Recipes Barbecue Salads

 

65 Recipes Barbecue Pasta, Rice Grain Salads

 

65 Recipes Barbecue Dips

 

65 Recipes Barbecue Quiches, Pies, Savoury Cakes

 

65 Recipes Barbecue Grilled Vegetables

 

65 Recipes Barbecue Vegetarian Burgers

 

65 Recipes Barbecue kebabs

 

65 Recipes Barbecue Breads

 

65 Recipes Barbecue Desserts

 

65 Recipes Barbecue drinks

For even more inspiration, don’t forget to visit my Vegetarian Barbecue board on Pinterest.

 

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