27 July 2015

Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (27 July 2015)

 

Have you wondered where I've been?

It's so unlike me. I always post 3 or 4 times a week. On a bad week maybe twice but never just once.

I had great plans and great intentions. I even brought recipes with me, all written up, with photos.

So where are we? In North Cyprus and boy it's hot, although it's been cooler the last few days. The first week it was just too hot to do anything but swim and stay near the pool.


We had a heck of a time getting here. A couple of days before we were due to fly we discovered Cooper's passport was about to run out. I know, I know. So stupid, but we just didn't realise his was so short.

The passport office will only issue same day passports for adults, so in the end Graham flew out on the original date and we flew out 10 days later. We did get a few days together before he had to fly home. So Cooper and I are still here enjoying the sun at his Baba Anne (grandmother) and Dede's (grandfather) villa in Girne (Kyrenia), North Cyprus.

We are having a lovely time, but my poor wee blog and my lovely readers are being neglected.

The food, well it's been great. There has been plenty of pizza, pasta, salads and home-cooked meals. Not much in the way of Cypriot food as it's mostly meat based in restaurants, although I did have a really tasty durum made with fresh flatbreads.

 

So now we've had a wee catch up, it's time for the recipes. As usual we have had some gorgeous dishes submitted from all over the world to help you plan your week. 


Monday

Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauce

Wheat-Free Meat-Free



Tuesday

Malaysian Paneer and Vegetable Kebab Bowl with Brown Coconut Rice

Malaysian Paneer and Vegetable Kebab Bowl with Brown Coconut Rice
Food to Glow



Wednesday

Portobello Carpaccio with Grilled Tofu Steaks

Portobello Carpaccio with Grilled Tofu Steaks
The Taste Space




Thursday


Antalyan Bean Salad

Antalyan White Bean Salad
The Tofu Diaries



Friday

Sweetcorn Cauliflower and Quinoa Soup

Sweetcorn, Cauliflower and Quinoa Soup
A Travelling Cook



Saturday

Crushed Minted Peas on Toast with Radishes

Crushed Minted Peas on Toast with Radishes
Veggie Desserts



Sunday

Mushroom Spinach and Chickpea Curry

Mushroom Spinach and Chickpea Curry
Fab Food 4 All


And as ever some bonus recipes (pity there's not more days in the week):

Thanks to everyone who contributed this week.

If you're a blogger and post a veggie recipe this week, link to this post and add your recipe to the linky below to be featured in next week's Meat Free Mondays. I can't wait to see the veggie dishes you create (main meals only please and one per blog).


11 comments:

  1. Thank you for mentioning my recipe. Have fun in Cyprus x

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  2. Enjoy your vacation! Sorry the passports didn't work out as planned but I am envious of your trip. :) Lots of great inspiration this week. :)

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    1. Thanks and yes it's good here. The inspiration, recipe wise seems to get better every week.

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  3. I'm rather jealous, even if you did have a few snags at the start. It looks beautiful! Totally understandable that the blog took the back burner. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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    1. It was worse than that Kalinda. Cooper and I flew ffrom Newcastle. The train broke down in Edinburgh and then the metro from newcastle to the airport had a closed line, Something was trying to stop us!!!

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  4. Gosh it went from bad to worse for a time! In years to come it will make for a comical story sure, but for now you must still be getting over the stress! Enjoy your heat before you come back to the inevitable. I've scheduled the heat to come on tomorrow morning... Anyway, thanks for including me in this week's menu citation. Chuffed. :)

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    1. Thanks Kellie, I've done plenty of relaxing and yes please schedule some heat for us coming back.

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  5. Thank you for adding my recipe "Green Moong Dal".

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  6. Such a mouth watering array of recipes here! Thank you for including my curry in the round-up:-)

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  7. That's good you are enjoying your holiday (what a hassle with the passport but glad you got it sorted) - the photos looks like you are having a great time. And the dishes look fantastic - am off to browse

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