This week is National Vegetarian Week. This is the perfect time to go meat-free and try your hand at some vegetarian cooking! The week long event is organised by the Vegetarian Society. There is plenty going on so make sure you check out their What’s Happening calendar for special offers, activities, events and happenings across […]
Think you have never eaten insects and never will ? Well think again. Chances are, you probably already have. I had first-hand experience of entomophagy (human consumption of insects) during a crash course on how to survive in the Australian Outback. I ate an ant. It wasn’t bad, really, tasted a little bit like vinaigrette. […]
[metaslider id=188] There is no better way to immerse yourself into vegetarian cooking than a residential course, let alone one taking place in sunny, warm and scrumptious Italy. Come and join the Vegetarian Cookery School for a sunshine filled cooking week in Apulia, the undiscovered heel of southern Italy, staying in the magnificent Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione, surrounded by […]
Spanakopita is a traditional Greek pie made with spinach, cheese and filo pastry. I have made several versions of it. This is one of my favourite from Allrecipes.com. It makes a great lunch, a light dinner or even a delicious buffet food. Another version is to wrap the filling into filo pasty triangles to make […]
So you have decided to become a flexitarian (aka a Flexible Vegetarian) and shake up your diet and eat less meat. That’s great. This will benefit both your health and the environment. If you feel a bit daunted at the prospect of venturing into uncharted territory why not look at our 8 easy steps to […]
Proteins are an essential part of a balanced diet. They are essential for growth and repair of the body. One of the biggest misconceptions about switching to a plant-based diet, is that it might not provide enough proteins. The protein content of non-animal products is often overlooked by meat eaters yet vegetable proteins are present in a […]
This Indian-Spiced Lentils with Spinach and Rhubarb curry is one of our current favourite dish and as rhubarb is in season there is no excuse not to indulge! This recipe is from Vegetarian Times. Like most indian food this is better eaten the next day if you can wait! Serve with some warm indian bread, […]
Traditionally Asparagus Mimosa is a simple dish of asparagus, eggs and vinaigrette. Here is my version inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi. I put two options for vinaigrette both equally good. This dish makes a great lunch for 2 or appetiser for 4. Serves 2-4 Ingredients 500-600g asparagus trimmed 2 hard-boiled eggs at room temperature 2 […]
The season for British asparagus is short so let’s make the best of it. They are delicious, versatile and super healthy. They also cook very quickly.. In Season – from mid April to mid June How to Cook It – boiled, steamed, blanched, microwaved, grilled, roasted. Asparagus cook quickly. Remember to cut the “tougher” […]
Flexitarian (aka Flexible Vegetarian or Vegivore) is a relatively new term that defines someone who follows a vegetarian diet while including meat from time to time. According to Wikipedia, “In 2003, the American Dialect Society voted flexitarian as the year’s most useful word. In 2012, the term was listed for the first time in the […]
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