Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes

Entries Tagged as 'Side Dish'

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)

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

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

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

Puy lentils with Mozzarella and basil oil

July 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Apologies (again) for the blogging hiatus. We can offer no excuses other than an extended trip outside the country, a redundancy, a three year old who has gone slightly bonkers and the usual plagues of locusts, frogs and boils. Here by way of compensation is a tasty morsel ideal for an extended al fresco (it […]

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Tags: salad · Side Dish · Tapas · Vegetarian

Griddled courgette salad with tasty breadcrumbs

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

We started writing yumblog because (like most food bloggers) we wanted to give you dear reader, the opportunity to press your greasy nose against the window of our perfect world and enviously look in slack-jawed and drooling at our incomprehensibly magnificent lives. Yumblog Cottage is a haven of sunlit space, children’s laughter, crisp white linen, […]

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Tags: salad · Side Dish · Tapas · Vegetarian

Chestnut stuffing

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments

I know, it’s the middle of January so it’s unlikely any of you lot (dear readers) are going to want to digest anything referring back to Christmas, Christmas dinner or any of its associated trimmings. But trust me, in 344 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 55 seconds (at time of writing) you’ll be desperately […]

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Tags: Bread · Christmas · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Surf & Oeuf

January 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Smoked salmon scotch (quail) egg You can tell you’re at the Ocado end of the middle-class spectrum when your 2.5 year old asks for smoked salmon and quails eggs for breakfast. Soon she’ll be insisting on Jo Malone bum wipes. Anyway, if you manage to wrestle the ingredients away from your toddler why not make […]

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Tags: Eggs · Fish · Quail egg · Side Dish · Snack · Starter · Tapas

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

Kohlrabi & potato gratin

December 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Kohlrabo, Kohlrabmas, Kohlrabat, Kohlrabamus, Kohlrabatis, Kohlrabant. Or for those of you who were’t fortunate enough to go to Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical Grammar School for Boys* and can’t speak Latin**, I Kohlrabi, You (singular) Kohlrabi, He, She or It Kohlrabi, We Kohlrabi, You (plural) Kohlrabi, They Kohlrabi.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Kohlrabi · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Carrot & harissa dip

August 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

We had some lovely irregular muddy carrots in our latest Abel & Cole box, so we thought we’d break with tradition and instead of ignoring them for a week until they were as limp as a Young Conservative’s handshake, we’d use them right away …

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Tags: Side Dish · Vegetarian · Vegetarian(ish)

Garlic bread

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Ok, here’s a plan…the next time you make pizza dough (what do you mean you don’t make your own pizza dough?) make double/quadruple/sextuple quantities, portion them out and freeze the surplus for future generations. That way, whenever you fancy something a tad tastier than can be supplied by your local Dominoes, you’ll have a pizza […]

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Tags: Baking · Pizza · Side Dish · Snack · Tapas · Vegetarian

Tartiflette* with Brie

January 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Although the fridge has now all but emptied of Christmas goodies the cheese compartment is still heavy with half-eaten lumps, wheels and wedges of every variety of soft, hard, blue, holey, mature and goat. It has become clear that the occasional lunchtime snack is never going to make much headway into this cheesey surplus and […]

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Mushy Peas

December 5th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Restaurants in the Dordogne serve them under the name of ‘Pois Détrempés’; in Italy they are commonly known as ‘Piselli Pastosi’ and are a popular filling for ravioli; the Germans claim ‘Deutsche Matschig Erbsen’ to be their national dish, and of course the Spanish love nothing more than a tapas of ‘Guisantes Fofos’. Here in […]

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Tags: Side Dish · Vegetarian · Yorkshire

Smothered cabbage

October 26th, 2011 · No Comments

In some parts of the world it is still illegal to smother a cabbage, but thankfully not in Italy where this recipe originates.

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Tags: Side Dish · Vegetarian

Grilled aubergines with olive oil, garlic, parsley and feta

July 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

…and so to the second Simon Hopkinson dish.

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Tags: cheese · Side Dish · Tapas · Vegetarian

Griddled courgette & mint salad

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments

…a simple refreshing salad.

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Tags: salad · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Sage and rosemary potato wedges

May 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The beauty of this recipe is you can kid yourself you are eating a healthy authentic Mediterranean potato dish when in fact you are just scoffing fancy chips.

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Tags: Side Dish · Snack · Vegetarian

Wilted greens and potato with cheese sauce

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments

If you fancy two of your five-a-day smothered in cheese sauce then this is the recipe for you.

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

Brandade de Morue (Salt Cod and Potato Purée)

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Oft of a weekend we don disguises, dodge the border guards, dash across the metaphorical railway tracks and stealthily enter the sanctuary of E9 – aka Victoria Park Village. VPV (as I am sure it is referred to by Foxtons) is a culinary oasis in the otherwise apocalyptic wasteland of Costcutters and sub-KFC-style ‘restaurants’ which […]

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Tags: Fish · Salt Cod · Side Dish · Snack · Tapas

Baked new potatoes in a creamy Parmesan sauce

April 4th, 2011 · No Comments

The following recipe can be found in this month’s edition of the excellent Wa’ro Kitchen Magazine. Its creator is Gill Meller – head chef River Cottage HQ … not to be confused with the annoying pointy sideburned twat who has featured heavily in HF-W programmes of late.

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Tags: Side Dish

27 ways with onions …

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments

4. Potato and Onion Gratin Remarkably after only 4 (admittedly onion heavy) meals, we have reached the end of our £2 sack of onions. On this occasion they were consenting adults in a cheeky extramarital foursome with potatoes, cream and cheese – resulting in this very rich and even verier delicious gratin.

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Tags: cheese · Side Dish · Vegetarian(ish)


July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

For anyone who hasn’t eaten this butter and cheese laden French take on mashed potato let me tell you it is more comforting than being hugged by a 6 foot Angora rabbit with a PhD in Applied Cuddling. More comforting than lying in a bath of warm Lenor as a Labrador puppy nuzzles your neck […]

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Tags: cheese · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Elote (Corn on the cob with mayo, cheese & chilli)

July 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

I’ll never forget the charming little threadbare street vendor on the dusty corner of Presa Las Virgenes and Paseo de la Reforma where we would regularly purchase our Elotes at the end of a frantic day’s shoot. We’d take these tasty corn ‘popsicles’ up to the terracotta rooftops of our rambling majestic casa and accompanied […]

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Tags: cheese · Mexican · Side Dish · Snack · Tapas · Vegetarian

Butterbean Soup?

July 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

The question mark is there because if eaten immediately this is a thick wholesome soup, but if left in the fridge overnight and eaten cold, it miraculously transforms into a tasty bean salad. Two different foodstuffs for the price (and effort) of one. Well bargain, innit.

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Tags: salad · Side Dish · Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Roasted Anaheim Peppers with Anchovies

July 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Anaheim peppers are essentially mild with an unexpected and pleasing peppery warmth which registers a modest 500 to 2,500 on the Scoville scale. If you can’t get hold of them use the common or garden red pepper and cut it into 1 – 2cm strips.

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Tags: Side Dish · Snack · Tapas

Feta & Leek Borek

May 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

This recipe is from the poetically titled and yet to be published ‘Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume‘ by Silvena Rowe which was featured in the latest OFM. If this and the other published recipes are anything to go by, this particular publication could well be joining the myriad cookbooks gracing the West Wall of the […]

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Side Dish · Snack · Vegetarian

Bagna Cauda

May 13th, 2010 · No Comments

In case you didn’t know (and why should you, I didn’t until I came across the recipe) Bagna Cauda is a pungent garlic and anchovy dip which is a great accompaniment to raw vegetables and crusty bread. There are many subtle variations on the recipe and as this one comes from Heston Blumenthal, it is […]

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Tags: Sauce · Side Dish · Starter

Green Pancakes with Lime Butter

May 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Exhausted by the weeks of avoiding the electioneering and depressed at the prospect that this would no doubt be our last weekend under an (admittedly crap) Labour government, we felt the need for something both fortifying and cheery for breakfast. Turning to a small Yotam Ottolenghi recipe book which had recently plopped out of the […]

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Tags: Side Dish · Snack · Vegetarian

Pan Heggerty

January 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments

If our recent trip to Prague is anything to go by, it would appear the only vegetarian option available in the Czech Republic is deep fried Edam with boiled potatoes. Nothing wrong with that of course – cheese and spuds are two of my favourite food groups especially if the former is heavily grated over […]

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Tags: cheese · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Carrot, Parsnip & Horseradish Gratin

December 14th, 2009 · No Comments

What better way to round off a sunday in which not only have you built the worlds most magnificent shelving ‘solution’ from scratch (and wood) but also found the time to watch a (double) episode from the forth (and darkest) season of BSG than by sitting down with your (lovely) co-blogger and eating this hearty, […]

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Uncategorized · Vegetarian

Cheesy Lemons with Basil Oil

December 5th, 2009 · No Comments

I found this Lemony Cheese delight in a back issue of the excellent Donna Hay magazine – the eponymous title from food editor, best-selling cookery writer, and from what I can gather, Queen of Australia.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Main Course · Side Dish · Starter · unusual foods · Vegetarian

Potted Mackerel

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Take one Guardian Weekend magazine and one quandary about what to feed Archaeologist T. Realise that multiple small dishes that can be dipped into at a fixed pace are just the thing. Go to the market and buy fish. The market being a fish stall on Roman Road just round the corner, these fish were […]

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Tags: Fish · Side Dish · Snack · Starter

Review: Abel & Cole Gorgonzola Dolce

October 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

If you follow the link you’ll discover this young Gorgonzola came to us from Sardinia via Acton. Roasted Tomato and Gorgonzola Tarts with Balsamic Vinegar Caramel

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Main Course · Reviews · Side Dish · Snack · Starter · Vegetarian

Roasted Vegetable Terrine

May 28th, 2009 · No Comments

This layered jellified curiosity comes from Gregg (Beefy beefy mushrooms) Wallace’s book ‘VEG!!!‘. The exclamation marks are mine of course.

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Starter

Griddled Spring Onions with Harissa

May 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here’s a simple spicy little snack/starter from Gregg ‘beefy beefy mushrooms’ Wallace.

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Tags: Side Dish · Starter · Vegetarian

Halloumi Wrapped in Red Pepper

April 8th, 2009 · No Comments

In accordance with government guidelines and the criteria laid down by the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) (and because you are all, dear readers, lazy obese mollycoddled porcine cretins incapable of making a decision unless the myriad complexities of an issue are reduced to a simple 3-digit number) yumblog will in future state the calorific value […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Side Dish · Vegetarian


March 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

There are scurrilous allegations in today’s papers that Yumblog NEVER signed for Glasgow Rovers and NEVER played a first team game for them – despite saying so repeatedly on TV, radio and in print. Yumblog is sticking with the porkies told in our autobiography ‘Yumble Pie’ that we were in fact the Glasgow giants’ star […]

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Tags: salad · Side Dish

Baked Feta Parcel

March 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Yet more allegations that Yumblog, 42, has been having a sordid (and utterly predictable) affair with a desperate publicity-seeking blonde slapper, 37. This is of course untrue, and to prove our innocence we bribed bought Mrs Yumblog, 33, a fucking massive diamond ring from fucking Theo Fennell!

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Tags: cheese · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Patatas Bravas

March 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Rumours abound that Yumblog Holdings has breached its banking covenants (whatever that means) and that perhaps the Yumblog franchise is not the cash cow it once used to be. We would like to rigorously refute these allegations and point out that all of our ventures (including Yumblog at Claridges, Yum in Grosvenor Square, Ad Nauseyum […]

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Tags: Side Dish · Tapas · Vegetarian