Tag: Meat Free Monday

Meat Free Monday – Flageolet Bean Cassoulet

Its Meat Free Monday and we’re experimenting with new vegetarian options for La Petite Bouchee our little bistro. We adore flageolet beans so it makes perfect sense to have cassoulet type dish using the ‘Caviar of beans’. “The Caviar of Beans”, flageolet are also known under numerous cultivar names,...

Meat Free Monday: Mizuna and Tofu Stir-Fry

It’s Meat Free Monday and we’re feeling very healthy. It’s that time of year when we want to give our bodies a rest from all that rich food and reach for the wok. Today we’re cooking with Mizuna. Mizuna has been cultivated in Japan for thousands of years, but...

Meat Free Monday – Creamy Dandelion Soup

It’s our last Meat Free Monday before Christmas and in the run up to the big day we’re sharing some recipes fit for your holiday table. Today we’re cooking with dandelions, using the whole plant including the petals. Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants from the family Asteraceae....

Meat Free Monday – The Ultimate Walnut Burger

Today is Meat Free Monday  we are looking at that most versatile of nuts, the walnut. In season right now, walnuts are the edible seeds of any tree from the genus Juglans, especially the Persian or  English walnut. The seeds of the black walnut tree and the butternut are also eaten as...

Meat Free Monday – Stuffed Romaine Leaves With Lemon Sauce

Romaine or cos lettuce is a variety of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. longifolia) that grows in a tall head of strong, thick leaves with pronounced ribs down their centres. Unlike most lettuces, it is heat-tolerant. The thick ribs, especially on the older outer leaves, should have a milky...

Meat Free Monday – Vegetarian Paella

Paella is a Valencian rice dish with ancient roots that originated in its modern form in the mid-nineteenth century near Albufera lagoon, a coastal lagoon in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain.The dish is widely regarded as Spain’s national dish, but most Spaniards consider it to be a regional...

Meat Free Monday – Stuffed Winter Squash Flowers

Squash blossoms are the prettiest, daintiest sunburst of colour but they are also delicious to eat. Flowers from summer squash, courgettes (zucchini), pumpkins and winter squash make tasty garnishes or side dishes. However you need to know when to pick squash flowers and which ones to pick because female...

Meat Free Monday – Grilled Vegetables & Tofu With Miso Sauce

Miso is a much-loved,  traditional seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and the fungus Aspergillus oryzae, known in Japanese as kōjiki, and sometimes rice, barley, or other ingredients, which originated in Japan.  It is a thick paste used for sauces, pickling and mixing with stock to make miso...

Meat Free Monday – Sweet Potato and Saffron Soup

Meat Free Monday has spun around again and we’re feeling the cold. In our vegetable box last week we had some delicious sweet potatoes. We love them baked, mashed, dehydrated and made into crisps but most of all I adore them in soups. I love the creamy, slightly sweetened...

Meat Free Monday – Romanesco & Stilton Gratin

Welcome to Meat Free Monday and after yesterdays glorious weather, we’re serving up something a little more in keeping with the draich and damp day that has greeted us today. Today we give you Romanesco. One of the more unusual vegetables you’ll come across, Romanesco appears to be part...
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