Meat Free Monday - 11 September 2017

Happy Monday!

How are you? Have you had a good week? Monday rolls round quickly doesn't it?

I'm not sure I have much to share with you this week. How about a Cooper update? His class are studying James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, so he is doing lots of peach related activities. His teacher misguidedly asked the children to draw a face on a peach and look after it. Unfortunately she seems to have forgotten how young children can get attached to things. Cooper gave it a name and personality and as it started to get squishy and past it's best he got really upset. Honestly you couldn't make this stuff up. Tears over a peach, or his wee friend Peachy as he named it. Sigh!

Apart from that we didn't get up to much. We had a lovely day in St Andrews on Saturday, well it would have been a more fun if we had realised it was the weekend when the students and their parents arrive. It was mobbed, still we had fun at the park in the morning and pizza before we headed home.

Enough of all that. It's time to think about the week ahead and plan some meals. So without further ado I give you this week's Meat Free Mondays and another seven gorgeous recipes for you to try.



Maple Glazed Celery Root Salad with Apple and Pecans
An autumnal salad with the sour taste of apple, a sweet nuttiness from the
celery root, salad leaves, lightly toasted pecans and a light dressing. Yum!

recipe from Everyday Healthy Recipes



Simple, healthy and utterly delicious this Easy Vegetable Korma can be 
on your  table in just 30 minutes, making it a perfect midweek meal!

recipe from Easy Peasy Foodie


Veggie Sausage, Red Pepper and Rice Casserole

A rich rice, red pepper and sausage casserole that will become a family favourite. This one-pot dish has a tomato and spiced sauce. Make sure you have some crusty bread to mop it up!

recipe from Tinned Tomatoes


Creamy Broad Bean, Courgette and Broccoli Pasta

A creamy pasta that's packed with green vegetables and coated in the most lush mascarpone and veggie parmesan cream sauce. Slurp! Now if you could just put a little more on my plate.

recipe from Jo's Kitchen Larder


Linguine alla Genovese

Linguine pasta coated in a creamy pesto sauce and studded with 
pan-fried baby potatoes and green beans. A great family dish.

recipe from Tinned Tomatoes


Lemony Garlic Kale One-Pot Pasta

This lemony garlic kale one pot pasta is the best ever weeknight meal! 
It only takes 20 minutes, and only dirties one dish!

recipe from Alison's Allspice


No Egg Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant rollatini is a pasta free lasagna dish which offers the irresistible flavor of the traditional version. It is a comforting and filling dish, but still light enough for warmer weather. 

recipe from Simple Gluten Free Kitchen

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

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


  1. Thank you for featuring my celery root salad recipe! My new dish is a pasta recipe with fennel, which I've just added. Enjoy the rest of your week:)

  2. Oh, DEAR. Poor Cooper. I must say we all got a bit attached to our flour sack dolls in Grade 10 - even though we were well past the stage we were meant to be sad about such things. Why on earth, though, would one need to look after a peach, though? We were meant to be taught how to care for babies - and a ten pound sack of flour is roughly equivalent to a baby's weight, but... not sure where she was off to with the fruit face!

    We are having the most glorious figs just now - though I'm not the one who really likes them - so am off to find recipes on how to deal with a suddenly overproducing tree!

    1. That does happen. I remember reading Flour Babies by Anne Fine about children looking after a bag of flour. Brilliant book! Love that you actually did that. The peach is because they are reading James and the Giant Peach, she has come up with lots of peach related activities.

      As to the figs, ugh no, not now I know about those wasps. I just can't!

  3. Yum! Such fab recipes - I am so hungry looking through them all and it's only half ten in the morning!! Thanks so much for including my Korma. Very sorry to hear about the demise of Peachy (what was his teacher thinking???). Hope Cooper is feeling better about it now. Eb x

    1. Well Teacher didn't get to see Peachy. He made a parachute with box for a class project and he sealed it. Didn't want anyone to see dead Peachy. He brought the deceased peachy home and washed him down to his stone, which he is keeping. *sigh*

      Yes the roundup is great again :)

  4. I read James and the Giant Peach to Sylvia last year and found it a really odd book though I remember loving it as a kid. The fruit as pet sounds like the book has messed with the teacher's mind though - sort of like giving the kids a run through the ups and downs of life in days rather than decades.

    Great meals as always!

    1. Yes it's not one of my favourites. And yes you are spot on there. Poor sad Cooper.

      Fab recipes this week :)

  5. Poor Peachy (RIP)! We used to make little people and animals out of acorns and conkers which have much longer shelf life :). Wonderful recipes yet again. Love your rice casserole, will be over to get the recipe as it looks fantastic, my sort of meal for sure.
    Thanks for including my pasta! :) x


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