27 April 2015

Meat Free Monday - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead

Mexian Sweet Potato and Puy Lentil Mole. A one-pot hearty vegan meal.

Now I know every day is meat free for me, but there's a growing wave of meat-eaters who are turning more to a plant based diet and cutting down on the meat they eat. One of the things that's helped with this change is something called Meat Free Mondays, which I'm more than happy to support.

Anything that can turn people towards a healthier lifestyle is positive and who knows people may enjoy their Meat Free Monday's so much that they start to eat more meat free meals the rest of the week.

With this in mind, I'm starting a Meat Free Monday linky.

Are you trying to eat more meat free meals?

Visit Tinned Tomatoes every Monday for inspiration for the week ahead.

Do you post meat free recipes on your blog during the week?

Link to this post and add your link to the bottom of my weekly post (logo is optional). I'll only be choosing 7 to feature every week, but I'll make the linky images a good size so my readers will have a chance to see all the recipes on offer.

Each Monday I'll post my 7 favourite recipes of the week to inspire those looking to eat more of a meat free diet or just to perk up weekly meal plans.

As I don't have a linky to work from this week, I'll be sharing 7 of our favourite family recipes for you to try.


Mexican Sweet Potato and Puy Lentil Mole. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

  Serve with rice or mashed potato.


Fridge Lentil Soup. An easy soup to use up those salad drawer veggies. Comfort food at it's best.

Serve with crusty bread. 


Turkish Zucchini (courgette) Fritters. Serve with spicy potato wedges and salad.
Serve with spicy potato wedges and salad.


Messicani with Spinach and Cheese Sauce

You can get this belly button shaped pasta in M&S It's great for pasta salads too.

For a vegan/dairy free cheese sauce, substitute the milk with unsweetened soya milk, use dairy free spread instead of butter and add 5-6 tbsp nutritional yeast, 2 heaped tsp of onion powder and 1 tsp English mustard powder instead of adding cheese for the cheesey flavour.


Hearty Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew. Serve with mashed potato and crusty bread.

Serve with mashed potato and crusty bread.


Conchiglioni Pasta Salad with Mushrooms and Goats' Cheese Great for dinner or lunch.

Serve cold for lunch or dinner. 


Cheesey Vegetable Puff Pie  Serve with extra vegetables. You can never have too many vegetables.

Serve with extra vegetables. You can never have too many vegetables.
Veggie and vegan/dairy free versions. 


So that's my suggestions for this week. I hope they inspired you and I 
look forward to seeing what other bloggers bring to the party. 

Check back through the week to see all the new recipes that have been added and 
visit next Monday for the next Meat Free Monday and another 7 new veggie recipes. 

For more Meat Free Monday recipes check out this Meat Free Monday Pinterest Board.


  1. Great idea Jacqueline! I can't seem to get the linky to work? I'd like to add my Shakshuka with Chickpeas to the round up if possible - http://www.roughmeasures.com/shakshuka-with-chickpeas/

    1. I've added it for you Sus, thanks for joining in :)

  2. I can't get the link for the veggie pie to work :( it just keep bringing up the sweet pot stew.

  3. I've added my Halloumi pizza. It's a great idea, I love it.

  4. A lovely idea to get everyone eating more veggies and trying new recipes. Your 'starter pack' looks delish!

  5. Love this idea! That sweet potato stew looks delish. :)

  6. Thanks for this, it's always handy to some new ideas of what to cook.

  7. sounds like an interesting event. Will look out for some meals to add here.


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