04 May 2015

Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead

It's Monday again and time for me to tempt you and give you ideas for the week ahead.

Traditionally Meat Free Mondays are, yes you guessed it on Mondays, but after speaking to a lot of meat-eating friends I found out they were all incorporating meat free days into their week, but not necessarily on a Monday and some were even doing several days a week, which can only be a good thing for their health and the planet.

Every week I'll be sharing my favourite veggie and vegan recipes for the week ahead and each week I will have a linky for those who would like to share their recipes.


Shakshuka with Chickpeas

Shakshuka with Chickpeas  
Rough Measures



Artichoke And Pesto Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

What a Girl Eats


Curry-Spiced Vegetable and Lentil Enchiladas

Curry-Spiced Vegetable and Lentil Enchiladas
Food to Glow 


Steamed Mung Beans Salad

Steamed Mung Beans Salad
Vegan High Tech Mom


Heirloom Eggs Benedict

Heirloom Eggs Benedict


Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Lavender and Lovage


Ruby Red Chard Mushroom Nut Wellington

Ruby Red Chard Mushroom Nut Wellington 
Allotment 2 Kitchen 

I hope these dishes will tempt you to go meat free this week. Do leave a comment letting me know what your favourite meat free dish is and if you blog a great meat free dish this week, please do link up and add your dish to the linky below.

Thanks to these lovely bloggers who also submitted dishes:

Light and Easy Pasta - Southern Vegan Kitchen
Vegan Russian Borscht - High Tech Mom
Halloumi Pizza - Cook Style
Quinoa-Con-Queso… “Risotto” - FitCakes
Summer Squash Queso-fresco-dillas  - FitCakes
Tofu, Aubergine and Water Chestnut Stew - Nosebag NI
Courgette Tagliatelle in Creamy Walnut Sauce - The Tofu Diaries

Add your meat free dishes to the linky below, but please remember to link to this post and share the linking love. 

03 May 2015

11 Vegetarian and Vegan Bookmarked Recipes to Try

11 vegetarian and vegan bookmarked recipes for you to try.

These veggie and vegan recipes are sent in by bloggers around the world. I hope they inspire you.

Scroll down to enjoy the entries for April and May's linky.

Gumbo Z'Herbes aka Green Gumbo

Gumbo Z'Herbes aka Green Gumbo
Allotment to Kitchen

Polish Sauerkraut Stew
The Taste Space

Vegan Salmon Pate
Green Gourmet Giraffe

Mexican-Style Mung Bean Tostadas
Lisa's Kitchen

Tin and Thyme

Vegetable Dum Biryani
A Pinch of Salt Make it All

Quick and Easy Pizza Dough
The More Than Occasional Baker

Black Eyed Bean Moussaka
Very Hungry Explorer


Green Gourmet Giraffe

Passionfruit and Cream Cheese Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs
The More Than Occasional Baker

Apple & Marzipan Dumplings
Fab Food 4 All

That's all the bookmarked recipes for this month. I will be back with more inspiration at the end of the month and until then I have a linky for anyone wanting to join in.

Thanks to everyone who entered in April.

Linky all your May veggie or vegan bookmarked recipes (well you may link three) below and take a minute to visit a few of the blogs. Do remember to link back to this post if you are entering and share the love.

11 Soups and Salads to Try from this Month's No Croutons Required

It's time for a roundup up of all the recipes submitted to this April's No Croutons Required and we start of with this delicious looking Cheesy Cauliflower and Rice Soup (vegan) from Johanna over at Green Gourmet Giraffe.

Next up we have a gloriously colourful Parsnip, Carrot and Mango Chutney Soup from Linzi over at Lancashire Food and Pasta & Cannelini Bean Soup with Mini Aubergine ‘Pizzas’ from Helen over at Family Friends Food. Good idea Helen!

Our last soup is this gorgeous Wild Garlic, Lemon & Chickpea Minestrone from Jenny over at Mummy Mishaps. I do love a thick stew-like soup like this one and chickpeas are always a winner in my book!

Our salad section starts with this pretty Mexican Inspired Pasta Salad from Shaheen over at Allotment 2 Kitchen. I love pasta salads and my boys love corn, so this is definitely on my to-make list.

Lata Raja from Flavours and Tastes  made us a In-Between-Meals Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing. If you are going to eat between meals, this would be the ideal option. Far healthier than a cake or biscuit.

Dena from Oh! You Cook! brought us a simple Carrot Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette instead of the usual calorie-laden mayonnaise dressing and Janet from The Taste Space made us a Southwestern Avocado Scramble Salad, which looks like a really filling and tasty salad. Oh and Janet has also posted one of her wedding photos. Congratulation Janet!

Get your colour on with these two tempting salads. Chardonnay and Samphire made a Super Grain Salad with Smoky Hummus for our delectation and my good buddy Lisa over at Lisa's Kitchen cooked up some Mexican-Style Mung Bean Tostadas. Yum!

I will finish off with my own contribution Bulgur Wheat, Couscous and Puy Lentil Salad.

Lisa is hosting May's edition of No Croutons Required, so do head over there and join in with any veggie or vegan soups or salads you make this month.

Thanks to everyone who took part and inspired us this month.