Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes

Entries Tagged as 'Vegetarian'

Pitta bread

August 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Take a shop bought pitta bread and make it lighter, fluffier, yeastier and generally breadier and you should get the general idea.

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Tags: Baking · Bread · greek · Snack · vegan · Vegetarian

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

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

Kale Mallung

July 1st, 2017 · 4 Comments

Blimey, looking at the date of the Fondue below, it would appear we haven’t written a post for a year and a half. I would be inclined to feel guilt were it not for the troubling matter of the past 18 months, during which you dear reader(s) seem to have become crazed and in our […]

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Tags: Kale · Side Dish · Snack · vegan · Vegetarian

Treacle Tart

November 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

Ooh, the nights are drawing in. A pudding was required for esteemed guests and having banished thoughts of complex custards I alighted on the idea of feeding our friends something sweet and sticky instead, plums and apples away with you and your dull autumnal associations.

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Tags: Baking · Dessert · Pie · pie/pasty · Vegetarian

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

Borsch s listyami…

September 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments

…or beetroot soup made with leaves. Not knowing whether beetroot leaves are a tasty and nutritious alternative to chard or a toxin filled time bomb of agonising death, I thought I’d better check their edibility before posting this recipe. Turns out they are perfectly benign and not dissimilar to the aforementioned chard.

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Tags: Russian · Soup · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

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

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

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

Fried egg, avocado and chilli tacos

March 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Want to start your weekend with a lime zest and a chilli zing? Then look no further than this curious and surprisingly delicious Mexican inspired egg-based brunch. Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Andale!

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Tags: Brunch · Eggs · Mexican · Vegetarian

Nids de Monsieur Fouineur

February 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Turning once again to the esteemed ‘Livre de Cuisine des Monsieurs Hommes’ in search of culinary inspiration, Yumblog Junior chanced upon this complex and controversial confection from disgraced chef de cuisine and one time enfant terrible, Monsieur Fouineur. Hounded by the tabloids and plagued by rumours of espionage and peeping tomfoolery, this once great pâtissier […]

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Tags: Chocolate · Eggs · Kids · Vegetarian

Mr Muddle’s Melting Moments

November 2nd, 2013 · 7 Comments

“Oh Pater, dearest…” exclaimed Yumblog Junior from her preferred leather winged Bergere situated in the Soft Play and Cigar Lounge of The Junior Carlton Club, “It says here in the esteemed ‘Livre de Cuisine des Monsieurs Hommes’ that Chef Marcel Muddle has created the most divine cornflake encrusted Petits Beurres which evidently are the talk […]

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Tags: Baking · Biscuits · Kids · Vegetarian

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

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)

Sweetcorn chowder

October 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A monthly review of this site’s stats shows that in your endless and futile search for all that is novel and inconsequential, on average you lot spend only 11 fleeting and no doubt twitchy seconds reading Yumblog. For fuck’s sake, dear readers, you’re a capricious bunch … sometimes I wonder why we bother. …8, 9, […]

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

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

Spiced carrot soup with harissa

August 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Matt the Cat loved this soup (once we’d given her a spoon). Spiced carrot soup with harissa

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Borsch #2

August 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments

It’s been a while since we’ve borsched a beetroot so when the Hebden Twins paid a brief visit the other morning and dropped off among other home-grown things, these handsome fellows, we knew exactly what to do with them. Borsch

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Tags: Soup · Vegetarian · Vegetarian(ish)

Authentic(ish) warm German potato salad

September 30th, 2013 · No Comments

The (ish) is there because to be properly Deutsche this should of course contain in some part or many a piggy porcine element, and if our experience of eating out in Berlin is anything to go by, a solitary pineapple chunk. Well you know what potato salad looks like, and it doesn’t photograph pretty, so […]

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Tags: salad · Vegetarian

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

Roasted tomato vinaigrette

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

…not to be confused with a Vinegaroon which is an ugly and menacing fucker you definitely wouldn’t want to share the dinner table with. If you are short of time AND have been lucky enough to get hold of some juicy ripe flavoursome tomatoes (i.e. you live outside the UK) you can skip the whole […]

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Tags: Dressing · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Strained yoghurt (labneh #2)

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Like the yoghurt, this is our second posting for Labneh and also like the yoghurt this uses a simpler Valentine Warner-inspired process. Labneh – strained yoghurt

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Tags: cheese · unusual foods · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Yoghurt #2

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

It was way back in May 2009 when we first wrote a post on homemade yoghurt – that was 218 miles, 4 houses, 2 floods and one small child ago. I am ashamed to say the whole knit-your-own yoghurt thing was a short lived fad due no doubt to this early technique requiring thermometers, sterilised […]

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Tags: Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Flat bread

July 30th, 2013 · No Comments

There are as many varieties of flat breads as there are varieties of Heinz products, or indeed bi-pedal humanoid aliens living amongst us – 57*. I can’t vouch for all of them, but this particular variant is tried, tested, easy to make, and very tasty. We laced ours with cumin although you could of course […]

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Tags: Bread · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Chocolate digestives

July 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments

If you would like to keep a fidgety child amused for an hour AND at the end of it have something tasty to dunk in your tea, this could well be the recipe for you. If you don’t have a child of your own don’t worry, you could always rent one … we hire ours […]

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Tags: Baking · Biscuits · Chocolate · Vegetarian

(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

Chocolate salami

July 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

How about something unusual and tasty which requires the minimum amount of preparation and no cooking? You’d be a fool not to. Another recipe from the infallible Polpo Venetian cookbook. Chocolate salami

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Tags: Chocolate · unusual foods · 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

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

Haricot bean & carrot soup

April 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

This could possibly be the last comforting soup of the season as summer has finally reached these parts and the Pennines are roasting under 40 degrees of searing Yorkshire sunshine. Evenings are now spent sitting in the dappled shade of Hebden Bridge olive groves, drinking ice-cold Albariño, and listening to the song of the cicadas […]

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Tags: Soup · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Cheesy sweet potato & kale brunch

April 13th, 2013 · No Comments

As the snow fell on Yumblog Cottage thoughts turned to sledging and comfort food.

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Tags: Brunch · cheese · Kale · Vegetarian

Calpis

April 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments

As a rule I tend to avoid drinks with the suffix pis, but this sounded so intriguing I had to give it a try.

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Tags: cocktail · Drink · unusual foods · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Paul Hollywood’s crusty bloomer

March 30th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Pleasant surprise permeated through the Yumblog household when the first viewing of ‘Paul Hollywood’s Bread’ turned out to be a relatively straightforward cookery programme. There was of course the now obligatory 5 minute introduction guaranteed to elicit shouts of “Get the fuck on with it” plus the adoption of Jamie Oliver’s technique of looking just […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

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