People sometimes cringe at the idea of their favourite meat dish made vegetarian or vegan. Yet meat free recipes often make delicious alternatives. Ingredients such as mushrooms and aubergines have a “meaty” structure while lentils, tofu and chickpeas contribute healthy proteins. So can a meat free dish be as good as its classic meaty version? My answer […]
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Tender and delicious, purple sprouting broccoli is a true early Spring gem. Its dazzling deep green and purple tones look stunning. Originally from the Mediterranean region, it has been grown in the UK for some time now and in season from February to April. Purple sprouting broccoli makes a perfect side dish as well as a tasty addition to pasta, risotto, […]
We celebrate the start of Chinese New Year with meat free versions of some traditional Chinese recipes. For the next 15 days celebrations will take place around the world to mark the year of the goat, sheep or ram. Apparently there is a bit of a confusion this year caused by the Mandarin Chinese character yang: 羊 […]
We often buy too much or simply forget what’s in the refrigerator and end wasting food, a lot of food. Overall up to 50% of the food produced ends up in the bin. Even though we are improving, UK households are still wasting around 21% of perfectly good food. By becoming savvier with using left overs, families could save on average £60 […]
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. Pumpkin Soup […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
British asparagus are only in season for a very short time (this year from April 23rd to June 21st). Delicious and versatile, asparagus can make the simplest of meal (blanched and drizzled with oil) or an elaborate dish paired with mushrooms, cheese or other ingredients. Green asparagus are the most common in the UK, but […]
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