Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (17 October 2016)

Happy Monday everyone! How have you been?

It's been two weeks. You may have noticed. You see I was on holiday last week. Up near Lochgilphead in Argyll & Bute. The west coast of Scotland is truly a beautiful place and we saw lots of it. Luckily the weather was glorious for October. We climbed hills, walked around lochs, along beaches and through woods. We visited castles. museums, went on a boat trip to see seals and even did a spot of Bronze Age pottery.

I came home happy but rather tired.

Now I'm trying to get back into a routine. Believe me, it's not easy. However it has to be done and a good place to start is with meal planning and so with that I give you this week's seven featured recipes and a few bonus recipes too. Enjoy!



Easy Peasy Foodie


A Virtual Vegan


Simply Food


The Veg Space


Tin and Thyme


Feeding Boys



Bonus Recipes

Potato Dumplings with Mushroom Sauce - Everyday Healthy Recipes
Dal with Halloumi & Mint - Green Gourmet Giraffe

Tamarind, Edamame, Soy & Green Beans - Allotment 2 Kitchen


  1. I would love to try out those meatballs they look fab!

    Abigail Alice x

  2. lovely holiday, lovely food - now off to think about what to cook this week!

  3. Oh that looks so beautiful Jac. I do miss Scotland. Glad you had a good holiday and how lucky you were with the weather. Some wonderful veggie ideas. I can feel some no-meat balls coming on!

    1. Thanks Choclette, yes the west coast is rather stunning and the weather was great.

  4. Thank you so much for including my couscous salad, Jac! Lovely roundup as usual, I especially like the look of that shepherd's pie - love that Nico has used buckwheat in it. Eb x

  5. What a lovely place to go and what a great selection of recipes again - those vegan meatballs are certainly worth a try!

    1. Everyone is loving those meatballs and I totally agree.

  6. Your pictures look beautiful! I would love to visit Scotland some day.

    Thanks for all the recipe inspiration!

  7. Your holiday sounds wonderful, thank goodness for a bit of late in the season good weather :-)

    1. I know, we were super lucky with the weather. It was really rather warm the first couple of days and dry and bright the rest of the week.

  8. What a great list. I love Argyll & Bute its a wonderful place :)

  9. Thank you for featuring my shepherd's pie - that gives me a big happy! Loving the look of so many of this recipes too. :-)

    Your Scotland photos are gorgeous... I'd have trouble getting back into the swing of things too, I think!

  10. more lovely recipes - love the harissa stew and those meatballs too.

  11. Lovely recipes! I'm thinking those pizza swirls would be a fun thing to make for tea one day this half term too!


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