Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes

Entries Tagged as 'Main Course'

Vietnamese Prawn Pho

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

After the stunning and heroic intake of baked goods* on our recent tri-city Teutonic train tour of Düsseldorf, Berlin and Köln, thoughts and waist-lines turned to meals of a lighter, altogether less bready nature. This recipe fulfilled that desire to such a degree we ate it two days on the trot – first as here with […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood · Soup · Vegetarian(ish)

Courgette & halloumi ‘falafels’ with spicy tomato salsa

August 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Thought it would be safer to put ‘falafels’ in inverted commas as the absence of chickpeas and the inclusion of halloumi, would probably leave us open to criticism from ‘The Guild of Master Falafel Makers‘ as well as purists, pedants, trolls, stupid people and no doubt the odd het up vegan. We here at Yumblog don’t […]

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Snack · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Calamari with toasted rice

July 23rd, 2017 · 2 Comments

The source of this recipe can be found in ‘The Gaza Kitchen‘ by Laila El-Haddad & Maggie Schmitt. This is an impressive collection of Palestinian recipes interspersed with stories of life, struggle and food in the oppressed land of Gaza. We have made a few tiny modifications, tweaked proportions, and converted the measurements from ‘cups’ […]

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Tags: Main Course · Palestinian · Rice · Seafood · squid

Chana masala (chickpea curry)

July 19th, 2017 · No Comments

Consider the humble chickpea. Nutritious, ubiquitous, tasty, cheap, and as versatile as a 46-piece socket set. It can be stir-fried, casseroled, tagined, enstewed, devilled, saladated, hummouserised, soupified, and in this case, masalaed. If you’re contemplating doing something interesting with a tin of chickpeas this weekend, we here at Yumblog Villas urge you to give this […]

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Tags: Main Course · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Chilled courgette, pea & buttermilk soup

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments

By far the most prolific and rampant vegetable currently growing in the collective garden here at Yumblog Villas is the courgette. Some have become so pumped up they have started to hang around with the marrows. Two such swaggering beasts constituted the bulk of this refreshing, light yet substantial summer soup. I’ll suggest next year […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Garides saganaki (prawns with ouzo and feta)

July 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

You know humanity is truly approaching the end of days when a flier from McDonnalds drops on the doormat and not only pronounces ‘We deliver, McDelivery has arrived’, but also proudly trumpets that this essential service is bought to you by UberEATS. A partnership forged in the fat-clogged sewers of neoliberal hell. It could only […]

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Tags: cheese · greek · Main Course · Seafood

Cheese fondue

January 1st, 2016 · No Comments

Traditional Cheese Fondue

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Tags: cheese · Fondue · Main Course · Vegetarian(ish)

Deliciously baked stuffed tomatoes

October 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Baked stuffed tomatoes from yumblog

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Tags: Main Course · Rice · Side Dish · Vegetarian · Vegetarian(ish)

Clam & white bean stew

October 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Straddling the seasons by paradoxically being both light and summery yet warming and wintery this dish could, if not prepared strictly to the recipe below, set up an inverted spiralling loop of cognitive dissonance capable of causing a brobdingnagian antithetical bi-cranial logic schism (and possible nose bleed). So be warned.

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Tags: Main Course · Seafood

Beetroot, potato and horseradish gratin

October 6th, 2015 · No Comments

If, like us, you thought the tastiest way to deal with a beetroot was to borscht it, you’re in for a treat – this is possibly tastier. Better still, apart from the beetroot and a bit of cream, it can be constructed from what are commonly called ‘store cupboard staples‘.

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Sesame seared tuna with avocado salad, noodles & chilli ginger dressing

September 28th, 2015 · No Comments

We have just been blessed, here in Brighton, with a visitation from a bearded prophet from the North (Islington). Known variously as the Anointed One, the Author of Eternal Salvation, the Alpha and Omega, the great I am, or simply … Jeremy H Corbyn. A beacon of light in these dark days, and possibly our […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood · Tuna

Beetroot burger with pickled cucumber & horseradish cream

August 11th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Hey meat-eaters! Invited a hapless vegetarian over to your barbecue? Why not forego the meat-free delights of (Sp)Asda and surprise them by serving up something which is actually tasty for once – fr’instance, this hearty succulent and colourful burger packed with thought-provoking flavours and textural anomalies!

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Tags: Main Course · Uncategorized · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Baby octopus pasta with aubergine, tomato & chilli

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Pity the poor baby octopus, born a hatchling among a thousand siblings, each no larger than a pinhead and yet all filled with the innocent expectation of a future filled with fun, laughter and adventure. Then, just as they open their eyes and blink with wonder at the world around them, they are dredged into […]

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Tags: Main Course · Octopus · Seafood

Pasta with courgette, basil, parmesan and a beaten egg yolk

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

This is number seven in our occasional series ‘In search of the perfect pasta sauce’, and once again we have turned to our adopted Italian granny Marcella Hazan for inspiration. Thus far she’s rarely let us down.

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Tags: Eggs · Main Course · pasta · Sauce · unusual foods · Vegetarian

Squid braised in red wine

March 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

One of the (myriad) advantages of leaving Hebden Bridge is we are no longer hostage to the weekly visit of ‘Paul the Fish’ with his stall of filleted fish and erratic Welsh mussels. Living in sunny Brighton we now have access to the full aquatic range of anything with scale, shell or tentacle which swims, […]

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Tags: Main Course · Seafood · Tapas

Baked aubergine with tahini yoghurt and coriander dressing

March 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

We have been doubly blessed since we moved here to sunny Brighton, for not only do we now have casual access to a Waitrose, but a mere 20 strides away on the opposite side of the street is the Taj grocer, a large independently owned store offering a cornucopia of (eastern) international ingredients the likes […]

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Starter · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Cod cheeks with braised puy lentils and salsa verde

March 9th, 2014 · No Comments

I know what you’re thinking: “What the Fricking Frack are cod cheeks?” The answer (they’re the meaty jowls of the Gadus Morhua) begs the obvious supplementary question “…and where on earth do you expect me to get hold of those obscure little frackers?” The immediate reply is sorry, not even Waitrose stock them, so unless […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood

Bream steamed with celery, ginger & preserved plums

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Bream steamed with celery, ginger & pickled plums

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Thai

Spaghetti with green tomatoes & herbs

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments

As much as I love to cook, sometimes it’s a welcome treat to prepare a meal which requires little more effort than a nifty flip of the switch on the Magimix. Spaghetti with green tomatoes & herbs

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian · Vegetarian(ish)

Romanesco with paccheri

October 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Obviously when I first eyed a display of Romanesco at the local veg market I mused how the inflorescence had an approximate self-similar character, with the branched meristems making a logarithmic spiral and how it approximated a natural fractal with each bud composed of a series of smaller buds, all arranged in yet another logarithmic […]

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Romanesco · Vegetarian

Baked green tomatoes at the Yumblog Cafe

September 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Despite your average British tomato being a Dutch grown, prematurely picked, under-ripe, woolly, anaemic, flavourless, blemish-free and over-chilled orb of disappointment, it’s still hard to get a genuine green tomato in this country… unless of course you live in Yorkshire and grow your own, in which case they’ll ALL be green from lack of sunlight. […]

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Tags: Baking · Main Course · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Stuffed marrow

September 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Don’t roll your eyes, I know what you’re thinking, “Stuffed marrow? When it comes to vegetarian misery, it’s up there with the brown rice and kidney bean salad …or anything involving couscous or a that stalwart of the ‘vegetarian option’, the butternut squash”. Relax, this is like no other marrow you’ve stuffed before, and as […]

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Tags: Main Course · Marrow · Vegetarian(ish)

Roasted pepper pasta sauce

August 11th, 2013 · No Comments

The day started with two itinerant cows and ended with a trip back in time to 1978. In between there was a misfuelling which led to three spontaneous guests for dinner. We served them pasta with this simple and deceptively delicious roasted pepper sauce. Roasted pepper pasta sauce

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Sauce · Vegetarian

Prawns with samphire

July 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Such is the fast turnaround of this post I still have a piece of samphire lodged between my teeth and a prawn juice stain on my t-shirt. Prawns with samphire

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Tags: Main Course · Seafood · Starter

(Chilled) courgette & pea soup with goat’s cheese toasts

July 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Sun turns to grey, grey turns to wet and wet heralds the first flood alert for, ooh days. Time to get nostalgic about those long balmy Yorkshire summer evenings sitting on the white-washed terraza under ancient gnarled trees, their branches heavy with succulent ripe Barm Cakes still warm from the day’s sun. It was on […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

BBQ swordfish steaks with chermoula

July 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Summer has eventually arrived in the UK. It has even managed to reluctantly drag itself all the way up to Yorkshire where, tripping over Stoodley Pike and tumbling down the hill it collapsed bloody and exhausted in our very own back yard. In fact one afternoon it was so balmy I was able to pop […]

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Tags: BBQ · Fish · Main Course

Moroccan chickpea stew with fried egg brik & cucumber salad

July 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Now that interesting looking critter below is called a brik and is essentially an egg dropped into the middle of a sheet of filo which is then wrapped up and shallow fried. It comes accompanied by a spicy chickpea curry and a refreshing cucumber and coriander salad. Service not included. Not only is this a […]

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Tags: Brunch · Eggs · Main Course · Snack · unusual foods

Crab and gruyère tart

July 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Waiting for a post from Yumblog is a lot like waiting for a bus. Nothing for six weeks and then two come along at once. There the similarities end, so hop on board and enjoy the ride. What’s that, you don’t have the correct change? Bugger off and walk then. Got a dollar to spare? […]

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Tags: Baking · Crab · Main Course · Seafood

Rosemary & garlic studded tuna in a tomato & caper sauce

May 19th, 2013 · No Comments

One of the meatier vegetarian dishes you’ll find here on Yumblog.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Tuna

Courgette & mint pizza

April 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Spinach, egg & parmesan pizza is like so yesterday. This is now our Friday evening pizza of choice.

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Tags: Baking · Main Course · Pizza · Vegetarian

Spinach, egg & parmesan pizza

April 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Such is the toothsomeness of this pizza, it has now become a Friday evening regular here at Yumblog Cottage – along with six hasty after-work Stellas and a punch up* with rival food bloggers in the precinct. The recipe comes from the excellent ‘Polpo – A Venetian cookbook (of Sorts)‘ by Russell Norman. If you […]

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Tags: Bread · cheese · Eggs · Main Course · Pizza · Vegetarian(ish)

Mozzarella Pizzaiola

March 19th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Sometimes I wonder why we bother. We try our best to make this blog an edifying and sophisticated experience, but a glance at our site stats shows that the top three search queries which brought you here today were ‘Soft porn’, ‘Chicken pox’ and ‘Dairylea Lunchables’. You’re a weird and mucky bunch. Incidentally, anyone browsing […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · salad · Starter · Vegetarian

Borlotti beans & savoy cabbage with rosemary breadcrumbs

March 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Look, everyone I have an iPad Mini. In fact as I write this I’m on the morming commute steaming through the Calder Valley aboard the Northern Rail Executive Express. For those of you not in the know, the Northern Rail Executive Express is a sleek luxuriously upholstered silver bullet from the future which flashes silently […]

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian

Kale tagliatelle (with pine nuts & capers)

January 10th, 2013 · 5 Comments

So tasty is this pasta dish it has taken over from the mighty ‘La pasta col tocca d’arrosto’ as THE quick and reliable midweek regular here at yumblog cottage. Originally an Angela Hartnett recipe which came to our attention as the result of a surplus of kale and google search, it has, over the months, […]

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian

Baked beans #4

December 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

In lieu of having anything (interesting) to write about baked beans, here are a few words/phrases and accompanying definitions from Yumblog Junior’s ever increasing personal lexicon: Circle ham – German sausage Rainbrella – Umbrella Yellow people – The Simpsons Oop sake – For fuck’s sake! Ah, the things they say!

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Tags: Baking · Brunch · Main Course · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Octopus & potato stew – Italian style

October 13th, 2012 · No Comments

When the Spanish cook octopus they like to ‘scare’ it first by dunking it in and out of boiling water a couple of times before the final plunge…this being an Italian dish we decided to refrain from terrorising our poor dead eight-legged cephalopodic friend and just plop it straight in the pot.

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Tags: Main Course · Octopus · Seafood

Green peppers stuffed with hake and manchego

August 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Pity the green pepper, no wonder it’s a little bitter, here in the UK its sole function is to ‘add a bit of colour’ to that dull and unwanted guest at every barbecue, picnic or family gathering* – the rice and sweetcorn salad. Not so in Spain where the pimiento verde is treated with the […]

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Tags: cheese · Fish · Main Course · Sauce · Tapas

Smoked mackerel and crushed new potatoes with horseradish. (Saledge niçoiseree)

July 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments

This is a bit like a kedgeree … but with potatoes instead of rice… and smoked mackerel instead of haddock … and horseradish instead of curry powder… In fact now I think about it, nothing like a kedgeree. In that case, consider this a Salade Niçoise with mackerel replacing the tuna and an absence of […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · salad

Cheese & potato pie

July 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments

The arrival of Granny and an aunty to celebrate Yumblog Junior’s second birthday had the added advantage of the potential for babysitting and therefore a rare evening out for the parents. Searching for tasty and cheesy ballast with which to fortify ourselves before what was inevitably going to be a multi-pint boozy night out, we […]

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Main Course · Pie · pie/pasty · Vegetarian

Pulpo a la gallega

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Sorry about the irregular nature of recent posts but I have recently started a new job in Manchester and feel it would be considerate to my new employer to wait a few weeks before I spend all my working day writing up posts for yumblog. On the plus side I have discovered a superb fishmonger […]

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Tags: Main Course · Octopus · Seafood · Tapas