21 May 2012

National Vegetarian Week 2012


National Vegetarian Week (NVW) is the UK’s annual awareness-raising campaign promoting inspirational vegetarian food and the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle. This year it runs from Monday 21 May - Sunday 27 May 2012.



I have been vegetarian for 22 years now and I can honestly say, I have never eaten better. In honour of National Vegetarian Week I would like to share with you some of my favourite dishes. Whether you are vegetarian or not, I hope you leave inspired and eager to try some recipes out.


I am adding a linky to the end of the post. If you would like to add your favourite vegetarian recipe from your own blog archive (please mention this link-up if you post this week) or from a favourite website, then just add it and I will do a roundup on Saturday 26 May 2012. One recipe per person.

Starter

Four Tomato and Red Pepper Soup
Carrot, Spinach & Lentil Soup










Carrot & Egg Tiffin Salad with Vegetarian Caesars Dressing
Marinated Mozzarella

Main Course 

Tomato and Chickpea Curry
Sweet Potato, Spinach and Chickpea Bake
Herbful Pasta Salad with Mushrooms
Tagliatelle con Spinaci e Funghi
Spaghetti con Pesto alla Siciliana
Peanutty Vegetable Noodles
Spinach and Onion Puff Tart
Tomato & Broccoli Quiche with a Layer of Pea Puree
Deluxe Carrot, Courgette & Peanut Butter Stuffed Mushrooms

Dessert 

Easy Strawberry Ice Cream
Scottish Cranachan
Deep Chocolate Cheesecake
Rhubarb and Custard Cake
Blueberry Crumble Cake

36 comments:

  1. Oh what wonderful foodie pictures for so early in the morning.....drool, drool....lol.

    Happy Vegetarian Week, I went to the launch in Manchester on Saturday, and I was lucky enough to see the wonderful Rose Elliott in action cooking up a feast in the food tent.

    Sue xx

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    1. That must have been brilliant Sue. I was invited to on of her masterclasses this week, but I was working :(

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  2. Ooh that tagliatelle looks great! I had no idea it was NVW but I made a veggie mince pie last night which will kick the week off nicely! Lovely post x

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    1. Good start to the week for you then Dom. The tagliatelle is yummy :)

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  3. All of that looks lovely - the herby mushroom pasta, especially, just at the moment. Can't wait to get back into a decent kitchen!

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    1. I can't believe you are on the move again already Tanita.

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  4. What a wonderful collection of vegetarian recipes, Jacqueline. I am not a vegetarian, but that doesn't mean I don't cook and enjoy recipes like these!

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    1. I like to think these recipes are for everyone :)

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  5. What a great way to celebrate National Vegetarian Week. I'm in the US but I'm celebrating in spirit.

    I've added my recipe for enchilada lasagna casserole which features vegetarian ground beef as the protein.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  6. you sure do eat well - I want to just be at your table sharing all that food - I wish we had a strong Veg society like the one in the uk but will try and play along if I get a chance and if not I will still be cheering on the sidelines :-)

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    1. You have a whole blog to choose from Johanna, I wouldn't know where to start. I love your cooking too :)

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    3. I was a bit confused about if I could choose a recipe that wasn't posted this week but then I realised I had just posted a photo of my split pea soup on my "In the Kitchen" post tonight so I have added that to the linky (if I just had to post one thing from my blog that is indeed a hard choice)

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  7. What a fab selection of veg eats Jacqueline.

    I hope to come back later to link up with a fave veggie dish, so many to choose from.

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    1. Great, I look forward to seeing what you choose Shaheen :)

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  8. Fab celebration of your wonderful veggie cooking. Will have a look tomorrow, I'm sure to have something to add.

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  9. A lovely selection of recipes! I'm not vegetarian but I very rarely cook meat at home. I tend to make simple veg stir-fry or pasta. I'll be back to get more recipe inspirations!

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  10. I love the way you write your blogs! Yummy, yummy! Looks delicious!!!

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  11. Hi, here's my contribution - a lovely tortilla cake for a main course:
    http://fran-bonnieofclyde.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/tortilla-cake.html
    will put a link up into my blog xxx

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  12. Some great inspiration here, thank you! :)

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  13. Your selection of veggie food is really inspiring, your whole site is actually. I'm quite new to your blog but I'm finding myself drifting here over the course of the day. I've added to the linky contribution, apologies for adding two dishes, I read the 'one recipe per person' a little too late! Happy vegetarian week to you!

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    1. Don't worry about the extra dish. I will choose my favourite of the two. Thanks for stopping by, it is always lovely to meet new readers :)

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  14. What a nice selection! Everything looks great. The chickpea bake is quite intriguing.

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    1. It is amazing Simona. I love it, as do my family and friends :)

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  15. Gorgeous food - I'm not veggie but am cooking more and more, helped by Hugh FW, Simon Rimmer and Yottm Ottolenghi. i tried to link up but something went wrong with the Linky thing. Here's the link I was going to add and I will put a link in on my blog at some point today or tomorrow.

    http://recipe-junkie.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/not-quite-veg-everyday-but-trying.html

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    1. I'll just add it from here, but do make sure I haven't missed it when I do the roundup.

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  16. What a great line up of dishes - it's inspiring to see how well you can eat as a vegetarian -
    Mary x

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    1. That is good to hear Mary, thanks :)

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