23 January 2017

Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (23 January 2017)



Happy Monday!

How are you?

I was back at work today after my leg injury. It was a long tiring day but I got through it and it was lovely to see lots of friendly faces at work and everyone was so thoughtful knowing it was my first day back.

Dinner tonight was at our regular pub to give me a night off, but I'm home now, the wee one's in bed and I'm utterly exhausted. Tired or not,  I couldn't go to bed without sharing some delicious new vegetarian recipes for everyone to try this week. It may be called Meat Free Mondays, but any day meat free is a good one for your health and the health of your bank balance.








MONDAY

Petit Pois Tofu Vegan Curry

Everyday Healthy Recipes







TUESDAY

Asian Baked Tofu with Shaved Brussels Sprouts

VNutrition







WEDNESDAY

Creamy Vegan Curry with Cypriot New Potatoes

Thinly Spread






THURSDAY

Easy Broccoli and Spinach Soup

Tinned Tomatoes






FRIDAY

Easy Broccoli Salad with Chickpeas and Quinoa

Eats Leeds







SATURDAY

Tofu Mushroom Matar

Lets Eat Healthy Tonight







SUNDAY

Black Bean Tomato Carrot Curry Bowls with Brown Basmati Rice

Tin and Thyme





photo: De Tout Limousin
BONUS RECIPES






Thanks to everyone who created a recipe for us this week.


If you're a blogger and would like to be featured next time. Link your veggie or vegan (main course) recipe to this post mentioning you are submitting your recipe with a link back and add your post to the linky below (one per blog).


If you're a reader, tune in next Monday for another 7 awesome veggie recipes.






21 January 2017

Easy Broccoli and Spinach Soup (5:2 Diet)



Sometimes I crave something green. I think it's my body telling me I'm lacking something in my diet. I really do believe our body tells us what we need, if we care to listen.

The green in this case is a luxurious broccoli and spinach soup.

It's the simplest thing to make and rather frugal too if you're watching your pennies this month. I know I am, especially with a tax return coming up. EEK!


An easy broccoli and spinach soup. High in vitamins and nutrients but cheap to make. Only 145 calories and 38p per serving.


Now my boys weren't overly keen. I think they go on high alert if anything is green. Cooper instantly decided he wouldn't like it, but with a bit of persuasion he ate most of the bowl. Graham ate two bowls of soup and said it was good but not his favourite. See what I mean?

I thought it was heavenly and just what I needed.
An easy broccoli and spinach soup. High in vitamins and nutrients but cheap to make. Only 145 calories and 38p per serving.


There are 4 ways to eat this gloriously green soup:

  1. Plain for a pure green hit.
  2. With a swirl of cream (or soya cream) for a touch of luxury.
  3. Topped with grated cheddar (or vegan cheddar).
  4. With a glug of cream and some grated cheese, BOOYAH!
I have to admit I love it with a slosh of cream and some grated cheese. Oh my it's good and feels slightly wicked.

Come to me my lovely!

An easy broccoli and spinach soup. High in vitamins and nutrients but cheap to make. Only 145 calories and 38p per serving.


This soup is definitely healthy. My body is very wise when I choose to listen to it.

Easy Broccoli and Spinach Soup
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C

Of course I did add to these calories by adding a grating of cheese and a splosh of cream, even if it was dairy free, but look at all those vitamins and minerals. 

Without the toppings this soup makes a great meal for the 5:2 diet. It will fill you up and leave you with enough calories left for dinner.

So if you're feeling a bit under the weather, if you have a cold or your body is just telling you that you need something green, then this is the soup for you.

This pot of soup costs just £2.30, that's just 38p per portion.


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An easy broccoli and spinach soup. High in vitamins and nutrients but cheap to make. Only 145 claories and 38p per serving. www.tinnedtomatoes.com
Easy Broccoli and Spinach Soup
An easy broccoli and spinach soup. High in vitamins and nutrients but cheap to make. Only 145 calories and 38p per serving.
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • ½ courgette, chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, chopped
  • large handful spinach
  • 2 heads broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 ½ litre vegetable stock (4 stock cubes), add more water if required
  • a good grinding salt and black pepper
Instructions
1. Saute the onion, garlic and celery in a large pot with the olive oil until soft.2. Add the courgette, potatoes, spinach and broccoli.3. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes.4. Blend with a hand blender or in a stand blender then season and serve.5. Enjoy!
Details
Total time:
Yield: Serves 6






If you are looking for another frugal and healthy soup that's easy to make, try my Fridge Lentil Soup. Only 35p per serving.

16 January 2017

Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (16 January 2017)



Happy Monday everyone. I hope your week has started well.

Mine hasn't! I'm totally fed up. I have been mostly bed bound for 11 days now with a damaged knee. I'm really over it now and just want to get back to normal. I'm up and about for a little while each day now, but my knee soon protests if I do too much. You may have noticed my blog has been rather quiet. Sigh!

Anyway enough of all that, it's Monday and that means I have a selection of new and utterly delicious vegetarian recipes to share with you.


02 January 2017

Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (2 January 2017)



It's the first Meat Free Mondays of the year and I'm excited to share some exciting new recipes with you. Have you had a good Christmas and New Year? Have you indulged I wonder? I know I have. I think January is going to be a bit more frugal food and drink wise, but not until I head back to work on Friday.


No Croutons Required

Happy New Year!

I hope 2017 brings you all health, happiness and success.

It's time for the first No Croutons Required of the year.

No Croutons Required is a monthly vegetarian soup and salad challenge run by myself and my good friend Lisa over at Lisa's Kitchen. Lisa and I have been running this challenge for 9 years now and it's always a pleasure to see the dishes that bloggers create and submit to us.

If you are a blogger, link to this post (in your blog post) and to my co-host Lisa over at Lisa's Kitchen, then submit your soup or salad in the linky below by the 28th January 2017.

If you are a reader, check back in at the end of the month for a selection of glorious soups and salads.



30 December 2016

10 Most Popular Veggie Recipes 2016



Ahhh that break was lovely!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, be that surrounded by family and friends or just some time to relax.

I've had a hectic time and after weeks of planning Christmas Day and Boxing Day, they were over in a flash.

At this time of the year I like to look back on which of this year's recipes have been popular. Of course there are older recipes that continue to pull in a lot more visitors, but I like to look at my more current recipes. As well as an interesting exercise it lets me see what kind of recipes people are enjoying this. Do leave me a comment if you've particularly enjoyed some of my recipes this year. I know some of you just pop by and don't like to leave a comment, but don't be shy, you can use the anonymous option in the comment box if you don't want to use your name.

So here we go, the most popular recipes of 2016 on Tinned Tomatoes.