Meat Free Monday

Meat Free Monday – British Leek Lasagne

Meat Free Monday – British Leek Lasagne

We’re celebrating the beginning of the British leek season which runs from November 1st through to April with a great recipe second only to Cauliflower, leeks are a fantastic winter British vegetable and as well as tasting delicious, they’re great for your health too. The leek is one British green that provides […]

Meat Free Monday – Tahini Dressing

Meat Free Monday – Tahini Dressing

Welcome to Meat Free Monday. I always associate tahini with making hummus. A big dollop in the blender with all the other ingredients transforms nutty chickpeas, garlic, lemon and other spices into the most delicious dip, stuffing, marinade. Here’s a bit about the origins of this rather thick gloopy paste. […]

Meat Free Monday – Dudhi and Aubergine Curry

Meat Free Monday – Dudhi and Aubergine Curry

For Meat Free Monday today, we’ve chosen a vegetable I came across in our local ethnic store over the weekend. I had looked for courgettes which we now have a total obsession with in this house either in salads or sautéed with lemon. strangely, I couldn’t find any courgettes yesterday […]

Meat Free Monday – Candied Cedrat

Meat Free Monday – Candied Cedrat

Today we are in Corsica, or the Ile de  Beaute to the French, Kalliste (beautiful) to the Greeks. Sitting in azure, translucent, unpolluted waters, it is situated 125 kilometres south of the Gulf of Genoa, 82 kilometres west of the Italian coast, 12 km from Sardinia and some 450 kilometres east […]

Meat Free Monday – Kik Wot

Meat Free Monday – Kik Wot

Today, we are travelling to Ethiopia, a landlocked African country that is associated, in most people’s minds, with deprivation, starvation and malnutrition. Nevertheless, the country has a highly nutritious, largely vegetarian diet. In fact, most Ethiopian dishes are nutrient-dense and low in fat. According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, every […]

Meat Free Monday – Aleppo and Walnut Dip

Meat Free Monday – Aleppo and Walnut Dip

We are constantly looking for new dips and sauces at this time of year when we switch from eating stews and soups to dusting off the BBQ and eating lots of salads. Today, we’re making a delicious dip using aleppo peppers. The Aleppo pepper (known as pul biber [flake pepper] […]

Meat Free Monday – Yucca Tossed In Garlic Sauce

Meat Free Monday – Yucca Tossed In Garlic Sauce

Welcome to Meat Free Monday and we’re cooking up Yucca Tossed in Garlic Sauce, other wise known as Yuca Con Mojo, a Central American and Caribbean side dish made by marinading yuca root in garlic, lime, and olive oil. We are using onions in our marinade. This dish is one of Cuba’s […]

Meat Free Monday – Nut Butter

Meat Free Monday – Nut Butter

Welcome to Meat Free Monday. It was an afternoon experimenting with our Nutribullet that led us to making nut butter almost instantaneously. Laura and Karen from Crystal Palace Market had come armed with Brazil nuts and so  the experimenting began. Lets find out more about it. A nut butter is […]