Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes

Entries Tagged as 'Snack'

Pumpkin three ways

October 28th, 2013 · No Comments

There are only 3 shopping days left until Hallowe’en, so why not hot foot it down to your nearest pumpkinorium, grab yourself the largest Cucurbita pepo you can carry and drag it back to the kitchen table, there to prepare it not once, not twice, but thrice-wise as prescribed below – ensouped, seedled and carved. […]

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Tags: Hallowe'en · Snack · Soup · Vegetarian

Roasted sweet potato and carrot soup

October 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

I’m always reluctant to write up a recipe for soup as it seems far too simple to warrant a post and possibly risks insulting your no doubt exemplary culinary skills dear reader(s). After all, your average soup is usually just a few veg zhuzhed up in olive oil or butter, simmered for 20 mins in […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

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

Carta di musica (with rosemary oil)

March 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

This recipe does require the use of a pasta maker so you’ll need to have a rummage around in your cupboard of only-used-once things. There it is next to the Ken Hom wok set … to the left of the Jamie Oliver Flava Shaker … and behind everything you ever bought from the Lakeland catalogue.

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Rosemary · Snack · Thermospatula · 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

Pan Con Patatas

August 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Forget the mapping of the human genome, the discovery of the Higgs Boson God particle, or the invention of L’Oreal’s age defying Boswelox™, I think we here at Laboratoires Yumblog can humbly announce we have made the single greatest scientific breakthrough since our prehistoric ancestors rubbed two dinosaurs together and conjured up fire. Like many […]

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Tags: Bread · Hangover · Snack · Tapas · Vegetarian

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

Sweetcorn fritters

January 27th, 2012 · 2 Comments

A while back we bought a bumper pack of frozen sweetcorn for Yumblog Junior hoping this might make a healthy addition to her somewhat restricted and monotonous diet. As is invariably the case she gave our offering a glance of contempt, shook her head and returned to her preferred menu of bananas, Marmite and toothpaste. […]

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Tags: Brunch · Eggs · Main Course · Snack · Sweetcorn · Vegetarian

Mushroom soup

November 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Our recent enthusiasm for cooking with mushrooms is appropriate as at the moment we seem to be cultivating several interesting varieties of our own on the increasingly damp internal walls here at Yumblog Cottage. The damp man* who came round to investigate told us we can eradicate 70% of the problem by simply keeping the […]

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Tags: Mushrooms · Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Cream of celery soup

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Now I know I don’t need to remind you dear reader, that when Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calender in 1582 he decreed that the third Sunday of October would herald the beginning of Soup Season (Source: Wikipedia). Obviously in these most modern of times we are much more relaxed about such things and […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Grumbeerekiechle au Chevre Chaud…

October 14th, 2011 · No Comments

…or potato pancakes with toasted goat’s cheese. Or indeed rosti with toasted goat’s cheese. But another Alsatian dish anyway.

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Tags: Brunch · cheese · Snack · Vegetarian(ish)

Roasted elephant garlic

August 4th, 2011 · No Comments

We returned from a weekend visit to Grannie Gwydwr with among other things this saucy and buxom bulb of elephant garlic. …and by way of a diversion from riotous ‘hooded thuggery‘ and the long overdue collapse of capitalism, here are two diverting links: Diverting link #1, diverting link #2 Cover shot from this month’s ‘Allium […]

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Tags: Snack · 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

Soft cheese, puy lentil and parsley salad

April 19th, 2011 · No Comments

A few weekends back the Yumblog family boarding a cramped Virgin train and sped uncomfortably northwards to West Yorkshire in what could be referred to as Phase Two of their cunning plan for a bright and exciting new future. A few days later they returned to Yumblog Towers refreshed and excited and carrying a modest […]

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

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

27 ways with onions …

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments

2. Creamed onion and cider soup with Stilton A quarter of the way into our sack of onions, time to try another soup… Featuring as it does cider and Stilton, this could probably be called an English Onion Soup.

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Tags: Main Course · Snack · Soup · Starter

Minty Pea Fritters with Smoked Salmon

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

I couldn’t think of an introduction to this recipe so I ran it back and forth through BabelFish a few times until I ended up with ‘Muntachtige pea fries in oil the pie of meat [s] in order to fumigate the salmon of the friend’. Incidentally, apologies to Gordon Ramsay for our childish reference to […]

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Tags: Main Course · Snack · Starter

Stilton (& Rocket) Tart

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Despite heroic efforts on our part, post-Christmas still found us with a substantial wedge of a 3 tonne wheel of Stilton left uneaten. This tart was one of several tasty ways we found to remedy the problem.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Eggs · Main Course · Snack · Starter · Vegetarian

Œufs brouillés au fromage de chèvre

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

… or scrambled eggs with goat’s cheese. If you want a different more goaty way to scramble your eggs, this is the recipe for you.

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Tags: Breakfast · Brunch · Eggs · Snack · 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

Chilled Pea(+pod) & Mint Soup

July 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Readers who feel more comfortable living their lives to a strict set of arbitrary rules will be pleased to discover this recipe adheres to the Four ‘S’ Dictum of Culinary Correctness: 1. Fresh peas are currently available – Seasonal. 2. Our balcony is resplendent with home-grown mint – Sustainable. 3. It’s eaten cold and it’s […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter · 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

Chickpea Soup

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

The chefs at our flagship eatery ‘Chez Yumblog’ are always on the look out for new and exciting ways to add the humble, nutritious and CHEAP chickpea to the menu. Consequently there was much excitement in the kitchen when Pascal le Plongeur nervously presented this recipe to the Kitchen Porter, who passed it on to […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Baked Beans on Toast

May 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Relax, these are obviously middle-class baked beans which involve overnight soaking, an hour and a half in the oven and plenty of extra virgin olive oil.

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Tags: Breakfast · Brunch · Snack · Vegetarian

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

Dr Yum Gourmet Crispbread

May 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

This recipe was the result of a pioneering scientific experiment to recreate something similar to Dr. Karg Crispbreads which, despite their medical honorific and Teutonic wholemeal worthiness are surprisingly tasty and addictive – especially if topped with a wedge of Extra Mature and a dollop of Branston. And so to the experiment…not being experts in this […]

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Tags: Baking · Biscuits · Bread · Snack · Vegetarian

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

Carrot, Ginger & Honey Soup

March 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The winter clouds part and in the park a thin ray of sunshine illuminates a single crocus striving to push its trampled head above the prairie of discarded KFC boxes … spring has arrived in Bethnal Green. This beautiful natural wonder heralds the change of the seasons and signifies that perhaps it is time to […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter

Parsley Pikelet

March 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Another slightly involved yet very tasty recipe from the mighty Dan ‘Love Bites’ Lepard. The slightly involved element is both understatement and DL raison d’etre and doubtless all his recipes benefit from the multi-tiered preparation, but SOMETIMES you want to make something you can eat while you can still remember starting the recipe. These are […]

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Tags: Snack · Vegetarian

Tuna Delights (for cats)

December 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Here’s a great idea – why not get up early on Saturday morning and spend an hour baking for a cat? After all it has to be a rewarding experience, our feline colleagues are renowned for their un-fussy attitude to food and the appreciative way they savour every meal lovingly placed before them. What could […]

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Tags: Baking · Fish · Pets · Snack

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

Potted Cheese

December 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

As with the mackerel, so with the cheese. It was in the same Fearnley-Whittingstall spread* as the potted mackerel and required cheese, butter and a splash of vin rouge or some vine-based glug, thereby having all the markings of a winner about it. The man himself suggested you play with the recipe and use whichever […]

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Tags: cheese · Snack · Starter · unusual foods

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

Frittelle di Spaghetti

September 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Obviously the most productive thing you can do with an egg is lob it into the fat one-eyed face of <nazi cunt>Nick Griffin</nazi cunt>. However, if for some reason he isn’t goose-stepping through your neighbourhood you could do a lot worse than use it to make these delicious and comforting spaghetti fritters.

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Tags: Eggs · Fish · pasta · Snack · unusual foods

Welsh Rarebit

May 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Spelled rarebit. Pronounced rabbit. Tastes delicious. Incidentally this cheesy delight can also be used in the construction of an Illinois delicacy known as a Horseshoe Sandwich (aka Freedom Sandwich). To make one simply take a thick slice of toasted bread and top with a quantity of cooked meat (hamburger/deep fried pork tenderloin/chicken/etc.). Next cascade with […]

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Tags: Brunch · cheese · Snack

Mediterranean Vegetable Pie

May 3rd, 2009 · 6 Comments

There’s that fork again.

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Snack · Vegetarian

Smoked Mackerel Pâté

March 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is an easy-to-make, rich-and-tasty treat which merits a place alongside the holy trinity of party dips – houmus, taramasalata and guacamole.

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Tags: Fish · Snack

Lentil-stuffed Flatbreads

February 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Another recipe purloined from Dan ‘Pour some sugar on me’ Lepard, which was in turn of other provenance, but such is cooking, dishes are passed from one to another and in doing so they evolve. Talking of Darwin, he was 200 the other day you know and Google honoured this on their homepage. I wonder […]

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

Fish Fingers

January 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

OK, so it looks as if this particular fish had its fingers variously crushed in a freak piscine industrial accident, but they are tasty nevertheless. Tastier than Cap’n Birdseye’s even.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Side Dish · Snack