Tag Archives: vegetarian

Leek, chickpea and lemon soup

My home-made soup campaign continues, this one is particularly fragrant with leeks and lemon zest filling the kitchen with fresh aromas. I made it for my marvellous in-laws who are staying for a few weeks to help me with the … Continue reading

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A trip to York to meet a Masterchef finalist and eat yummy pasta

By far my favourite contestant on last year’s Masterchef was Sara┬áDanesin Medio – the likeable intensive care nurse with a huge passion for Italian cooking. So when I got an invite to travel up to York to her home to … Continue reading

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Sweet potato and spinach lasagne

Lasagne is such a family favourite, that when our family became part-vegetarian the search was on for the ultimate non-meat recipe. After much trial and error I found a fabulous version in Lucy’s Food – one of my favourite cookbooks … Continue reading

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Ever so cheesy baked risotto with tomato and mozzarella

I’ve got a new cook book that i’m every so slightly in love with… it’s a vegetarian book by Aldo Zilli called Fresh & Green. I got my mitts on it last month at an event with the Italian chef … Continue reading

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Vegetarian restaurant review: Tibits

I’d like everyone to give a very warm welcome to the firefighter…. he’s written his first ever guest post about our trip to vegetarian restaurant Tibits… over to you Matthew: Katie is out drinking again, so i’m taking over the … Continue reading

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Quick meal: Fluffy omelette and beans

This meal is no looker, but egg and beans are a great combo, especially when you’re in a rush to get some kind of nutritious meal on the table. For us it’s Thursday nights when we’ve got back from football … Continue reading

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Lunch fix: Puff pasties

Saturday lunchtimes are a frenzied affair. Sam has swimming and we usually all go for a dip while he has his lesson. So when we get back we’re normally starving hungry and just empty the contents of the fridge onto … Continue reading

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Rapid roasted vegetable pasta sauce

I’ve been asked to try out some of the recipes in the Tesco Real Food Family Cook Off, currently showing on Channel Five which sees home cooks battle it out to make the most mouth watering meals. I opted for … Continue reading

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Quick supper: Leek, sweetcorn and goats cheese tarts

Smart enough for a dinner party starter but equally at home on a chipped plate for a quick weekend lunch – however you want to set the scene for this tart, it’s super speedy to prepare. The in-laws were mega … Continue reading

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Green mac and cheese from Innocent’s book Hungry

Macaroni cheese is such a classic family meal, the only trouble with it is it’s a bit lacking in the veg department. So I was eager to try out a version I spotted in Innocent’s new cookbook Hungry? I shall … Continue reading

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