31 August 2014

Using those Bookmarked Recipes



It's time to congratulate some rather fabulous food bloggers who did something most of us rarely get around to doing, Using those bookmarked recipes we are so excited about when we saved them then instantly forgot about.

 Bookmarked Recipes #37


Recipe #1

Cestini di Bruschette 

Chef: Lucia
Blog: Tortadirose
Location: Italy

Recipe bookmarked from: Laurel Evans cookbook


Recipe #2

Lentil and Carrot Tabbouleh 

Chef: Jane
Blog: Onions and Paper
Location: UK

Recipe bookmarked from: Cherrapeno




 


Recipe #3

Broccoli Chickpea Cakes 

Chef: Shaheen
Blog: Allotment 2 Kitchen
Location: Wales

Recipe bookmarked from: Dine In Not Out




 


Recipe #4

Roasted Creole Cauliflower 

Chef: Janet
Blog: The Taste Space
Location: Canada

Recipe bookmarked from: Super Healthy Snacks and Treats



 


Recipe #5

Cabbage and Egg Noodle Kugel 

Chef: Lisa
Blog: Lisa's Kitchen
Location: Canada

Recipe bookmarked from: Cooking Inspired.





Recipe #6

Falafel Footballs 

Chef: Laura
Blog: Knead Whine
Location: England

Recipe bookmarked from: Cbeebies - I Can Cook





Recipe #7

Dal Makhani 

Chef: Laura
Blog: Knead Whine
Location: England

Recipe bookmarked from: An Edible Mosaic






Recipe #8

Lemon Herb Pasta 

Chef: Laura
Blog: Knead Whine
Location: England

Recipe bookmarked from: Delia Smith






Recipe #9

Courgette Chocolate Chip Muffins 

Chef: Laura
Blog: I'd Much Rather Bake Than
Location: England

Recipe bookmarked from: Sally's Baking Addiction








 


Recipe #10

Elderflower Gin Drizzle Cake 

Chef: Jen
Blog: Blue Kitchen Bakes
Location: England

Recipe bookmarked from: Pudding Lane Blog






Recipe #11

Chocolate Chip and Cola Muffins 

Chef: Johanna
Blog: Green Gourmet Giraffe
Location: Australia

Recipe bookmarked from: Not Quite Nigella









Recipe #12

Kalhua and Courgette Brownie Bar 

Chef: Lou
Blog: Rainbow Chard
Location: England

Recipe bookmarked from: Allotment 2 Kitchen




Recipe #13

Spiced Pumpkin Cream Swiss Roll 

Chef: Ros
Blog: The More Than Occasional Baker
Location: England

Recipe bookmarked from: The Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home




Recipe #14

Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies  

Chef: Ros
Blog: The More Than Occasional Baker
Location: England

Recipe bookmarked from: The Lass in the Apron




Recipe #15

Chocolate Chip Avocado Cookies 

Chef: Choclette
Blog: Chocolate Log Blog
Location: England

Recipe bookmarked from: Food Faith Fitness




Recipe #16

Raw Cinnamon Spice Ice Cream Cake 

Chef: Janet
Blog: The Taste Space
Location: Canada

Recipe bookmarked from: The Vegan 8



Recipe #17

Chocolate Rasberry Brownies 

Chef: Lou
Blog: Rainbow Chard
Location:England

Recipe bookmarked from: Allotment 2 Kitchen






Recipe #18

Plum and Walnut Pizza 

Chef:Choclette
Blog: Chocolate Log Blog
Location:England

Recipe bookmarked from: Peaches Please






Recipe #19

Rhubarb Ice Cream (no churn) 

Chef: Kate
Blog: Gluten Free Alchemist
Location: England

Recipe bookmarked from: The Baking Beauties









Recipe #20

Raw Cocoa Nut Butter Cups 

Chef: Lisa
Blog: Lisa's Kitchen
Location: Canada

Recipe bookmarked from: Rawsome Vegan Baking





Recipe #21

Curry Cashew Savoury Granola 

Chef: Janet
Blog: The Taste Space
Location: Canada

Recipe bookmarked from: OATrageous Oatmeals












September Bookmarked Recipes is now open for business.
If you would like to add a post, just go to the linky at the bottom of this post.

  • Please remember that bookmarked recipes must be suitable for vegetarians.
  • Please link to this post and state where you bookmarked your recipe from. 
  • Up to three entries per blog. 
  • You can find the guidelines, current challenge and past roundups here
  • Bookmarked Recipes August will be open until 29 September 2014. 



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30 August 2014

NCR Soups and Salads for August

It's time to share all the tasty soups and salads bloggers have created for this month's No Croutons Required.

It's been a funny month weather wise here in Scotland. The beginning of August was salad weather, but now we are coming to the end of the month and it's definitely soup weather.

I've even had to pop the heating on a couple of times, which is shocking so early in the year. Mind you we can't complain, we've had a gorgeous summer this year.

So now on to the soups and salads. All veggie and some of them vegan.

Let the tasting begin!



No Croutons Required 
August 2014



Lentil and Chard Soup
Puy Lentil and Chard Soup



Chef: Sarah
Location: Scotland

When hurricane Bertha hit Scotland, we were lucky enough to just be hit by rain, but boy was there a lot of it and it was rather torrential. 

Sarah stayed cosied up indoors with Jacob, but her chard loved all the rain and really came on, hence this thick stew-like soup. It looks wonderfully satisfying, doesn't it?



Curried Lentil Vegetable Soup with Roasted Lentils



Chef: Lisa
Location: Canada

It's been cooler in Canada too so Lisa also went for soup. She topped this vibrant spiced vegetable soup with spicy roasted chickpeas. She often eats roasted chickpeas as a snack, but had a bit of a eureka moment and added them to this soup. I am putting this on my to-do list, it looks amazing!



Cheesey Broccoli and Spinach Soup



Chef: Jacqueline
Location:Scotland

I made this brilliantly green soup of broccoli and spinach topped with grated cheddar. It's fresh and very tasty. I topped it with grated cheddar, but that's optional. Graham skipped the cheese to keep his bowlful vegan.








Fresh Mint Broad Bean Potato Salad



Chef: Shaheen
Location: Wales

Shaheen made one of my favourite salads, a potato salad. Potatoes are so hard to resist, aren't they?

Shaheen was proud to say all the ingredients bar the dressing came from her garden and I bet it tasted better for it. Nice entry Shaheen.






Moroccan Carrot Salad



Chef: Helen
Location: England

Helen enjoyed this salad in Israel where restaurants will often bring you a range of pre-dinner nibbles, like this salad. Of course it's always better homemade. 
It's a simple salad, but the spicy dressing really make it something special. It looks really delicious. I'm bookmarking this one.





Creamy Curried Lentil Salad



Chef: Janet
Location: Canada

I realised while I was reading Janet's post that I've only ever made one lentil salad. I'm a big fan of lentils, I love them in dal, soups and stews, so I'm not sure why they aren't featuring in my salads.

Janet dressed her lentil salad in a tahini-maple-curry dressing. Mmmmm! Sounds great.



Creamy Vegan Potato Salad



Chef: Becky
Blog: VegHotPot
Location: UK

I am seriously contemplating going into the kitchen and making this right now. I have all the ingredients and it sounds amazing. The creamy dressing comes from soft avocado whizzed up with oil, vinegar and seasoning. There's also mustard, red onion and my favourite herb for a potato salad, which is dill. Hmmmmmm! I'll be back in a wee while. I have something to do in the kitchen!


Salade de Concombre



Chef: Hélène
Location: England

Hélène loves making salads as starters and sides during the Summer and when she was recently made this cucumber salad it took her right back to her childhood.

Hélène says the trick is to salt the cucumber so that a lot of the moisture is removed but you still have the crunch. It is coated in a creamy crème fraîche and herb dressing, but she also gives a simpler alternative.

We eat a lot of cucumber in our house as Cooper and Graham both love it, but neither would like it dressed. Great I say, more for me!



French Bean, Tomato and Cumin Salad



Chef: Linzi
Location: England

Linzi made this salad with beans and tomatoes grown in her own garden, so it is super fresh and tasty as well as seasonal. She likes to serve it alongside a main course. Sounds good to me.




Strawberry Caprese Salad



Chef: Rachel
Location: England

Rachel made this recipe for Secret Recipe Club. To join in she was paired up with Deborah from Delicious Happens. Her challenge was to chose a recipe to try from Deborah's blog and Rachel went for this twist on a caprese salad with candied walnuts. Good choice Rachel.
Deborah of Delicious Happens.
Deborah of Delicious Happens.
Deborah of Delicious Happens
Deborah of Delicious Happens
Deborah of Delicious Happens


Deborah of Delicious Happens.





Mexican Corn Salad



Chef: Jennifer
Location: USA

Jennifer was tempted to make this salad after seeing it on Closet Cooking. Her hubby like my own loves corn so this salad is a winner. In the winter she uses frozen corn, but at the moment she is lucky enough to have a supply of fresh corn from her inlaws.




Avocado & Strawberry Salad with a Balsamic Reduction



Chef: Elizabeth
Location: Scotland

Doesn't that look amazing? Elizabeth took the time to reduce some balsamic vinegar into a thick glaze perfect for drizzling over salads and she just had to share with us how good the combination of strawberries and avocado is. I can well believe it looking at this.





Red and White Quinoa Salad with Spicy Dijon Vinaigrette



Chef: Gayathri
Location: USA

Gayathri tries to mostly eat soups and salads for dinner to keep her weight down, which is a great tip and one I could do with following myself. Although she does remind us that quinoa does have as many calories as brown rice, so portion control is important (I think I fall down there). Red and white quinoa, mixed with salad ingredients and cranberries and tossed with a simple vinaigrette. Yum!


So that's all the entries. A fabulous array of dishes I think you'll agree. Please take the time to visit some of these blogs and say hi.

The next edition of No Croutons Required will be hosted by my good friend Lisa over at Lisa's Kitchen. Pop over at the beginning of September and add your dishes to the linky. Remember only one per blog.