Vegetarian Recipes


Eton Mess with Bilberry Powder Recipe

When I’m home, I absolutely love having people over for dinner.  Nothing relaxes me more than spending a few hours in the kitchen trying out new recipes.  While my starters and main courses are fabulous (even if I do say so myself!) by the time it comes to dessert, I…

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Masala Apple Crumble with Avantcha Tea Recipe

Masala Apple Crumble with Avantcha Tea

I had forgotten just how beautiful the ceremony of tea-making is.  As we watched the sunset, the light caught each of the teapots along the table and the liquid inside shone through the glass like jewels. Marina had a little hourglass timer for each different blend and she was bobbing up…

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Garlic Mushroom Orzo Recipe

Garlic Mushroom Orzo Recipe

Garlic and Mushrooms – two ingredients that taste fabulous on their own, but put them together and you have a dish that is truly scrumptious.  Mix them into orzo and sprinkle a little parmesan on top and you have something very special indeed. I could probably just stop there and…

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Egg, Lemon and Rocket Soup from

Egg, Lemon and Rocket Soup

It isn’t often that a recipe stops me in my tracks.  But that is exactly what happened when I was looking through The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook by Mairlyn Smith. An Egg, Lemon and Rocket Soup; I’d not seen anything like it before and was really wanted to test it…

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Feta Cheese and Courgette Bake from

Courgette, Mushroom and Feta Bake

Remember those Courgettes that I didn’t get to do anything with? Turns out they were exactly what I needed for a summer bake dish that I was putting together.  Using the same egg and yoghurt topping that I perfected with my Moussaka tribute dish, this bake is bloody yummy eaten…

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Indoor Vegetarian Picnic Recipe Ideas

Indoor Picnic

Today is International Picnic Day (yep, I didn’t know it was a thing either) which seems like a cute idea, encouraging people to get outside and eat yummy food. In fact, in the UK it is actually National Picnic Week, which is even better! Unfortunately heading out to a park…

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Black Eyed Bean Moussaka Recipe

Black Eyed Bean Moussaka

Don’t let the title of this post mislead you, this is a Moussaka inspired dish.  It is not  a proper moussaka, at all, firstly instead of meat I’m using black eyed beans, I’ve also swapped out the traditional sauce for something a little fresher and there are lots of other…

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Recipe Baked Tomato Couscous


Couscous is so ridiculously versatile, it kind of  puts all other food to shame.  That being said, I tend to think of it as a pretty healthy ingredient, it isn’t something that springs to mind when I think about comfort food – that is usually a cheesy pasta dish. Well,…

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Green Pesto and Veg Gnocchi


There are times when I love spending hours working on a dish and then there are those times (usually in the middle of the week) when I want something that’s ready to eat in about 10 minutes. This is a 10 minute dish and one that was prepared with mixed…

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Caramelised Onion Pasta Sauce Recipe


With all the cheese and mushrooms I’ve been eating recently, I thought it was time to get creative and come up with something new to put on pasta. I love me some caramelised onions; if you’ve not cooked them before, then you’re basically cooking onions slowly in brown sugar and…

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Veggie Crispy 'Duck' Pancakes - Very Hungry Explorer


I’m on a mission to make all my favourite meat dishes veggie.  Ideally I don’t want to be eating meat substitutes like soy and tofu all the time, I would rather find suitable vegetables or pulses that I can use instead. Crispy duck pancakes were one of my all-time favourite…

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On VHE this week, we have been looking at Scottish dishes that use oats. Turns out the Scots have been eating oats since medieval times. Rather than grow wheat or maize, which requires lots of sunshine (something that isn’t readily available in that part of the world) clever Scottish farmers…

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