Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (6 March 2017)

Happy Monday!

And ....... welcome to another edition of Meat Free Mondays.

The week past has been a busy one as ever, with work, school and play. Cooper had great fun at school on World Book Day. He decided he would dress up as the superhero squirrel from one of his favourite books Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Needless to say I spent a fair few nights scratching my head as to how I could make a squirrel costume and then a few nights sewing (not my best skill). It worked out well and he had a really fun day.

Graham and I didn't have quite such a fun week, I had a family funeral, which was so sad and unexpected and poor Graham came down with gout (I know not what you'd expect from a vegan who doesn't drink, but there you go). We just have to carry on with a smile until we feel ourselves again.

I digress once more, so let's get back to the veggie recipes I'm delighted share with you this week. As usual it's a tasty selection and I hope the recipes inspire you as you plan your midweek meals.


Thinly Spread




Everyday Healthy Recipes


Veggie Haggis and Red Lentil Nut Loaf
Tinned Tomatoes


Refried Bean Enchiladas with Jalapeno Cheese Sauce
Amuse Your Bouche


Veggie Noodle Curry Bowls
Eat Healthy Eat Happy


Bonus Recipes


Before I thank everyone and open next week's challenge, I wanted to share some exciting news with you. Tinned Tomatoes is a finalist in the Veggie Awards 2017. The awards are now open for voting. If you enjoy Tinned Tomatoes blog, please take a moment to vote for me. You could win some fabulous prizes just for taking part.

Thanks to everyone who created a recipe for us this week.

If you're a blogger and would like to be featured next time. Link your veggie or vegan (main course) recipe to this post mentioning you are submitting your recipe with a link back and add your post to the linky below (one per blog).

If you're a reader, tune in next Monday for another 7 awesome veggie recipes.


  1. congrats on being a finalist in the awards - and on making the squirrel outfit - v impressive on both counts - sorry to hear about the funeral and the gout - hope you have a better week this week

  2. Oh my goodness, Cooper looks so cute as the hero squirrel! Congrats on being a finalist! I love your site and Meatfree Mondays so I totally voted for you. Hopefully it goes through as I'm not a UK resident. Good luck, you deserve it!

    1. Thanks so much you are so kind and thanks for taking part again.

  3. Hi, Jacqueline! Congratulations on being the finalist in Veggie Awards! Voted! And the squirrel outfit looks pretty good too, my own costume making days are thankfully over (my youngest child started high school this year). Thank you for featuring my recipe! I've just added my new salad recipe, which is actually more of a main dish.
    Good luck with Veggie Awards:)

    1. Thanks and I hope that means no more costume making for you them. Thanks for taking part too :)

  4. Thanks for including my cheesy enchiladas! Definitely need to put Mexican food back on the menu again this week, I can't get enough. Cooper looks so cute (and cheeky!) in his squirrel costume, you did a great job!

    1. Thanks Becca and those enchiladas were just too good not to include.

  5. So impressed by the squirrel costume! I got out of costume making this year as the kids were too sick to go in. Sending over my butternut squash and lentil lasagne this week, really want to try the oca recipe that Choclette posted.

    1. Ah well there is always an upside. Hope they are better now.

  6. Awe you did a sterling job with Cooper's outfit Jacqueline, he looks fabulous! I have to say that the veggie noodle curry looks very enticing, but so do they all!
    Angela x

  7. Hi Jacqueline! Thanks so much for including our squash bowl filled with Thai fried rice! Have a lovely weekend! XO


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