Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes

Entries from January 2008

Shetland Black Vintage Potatoes

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

We found these amongst the impressive array of fancy potatoes at Waitrose. As you can see, the flesh is yellow with a markedly blue vascular ring and as with all unusual vegetables, the packaging describes the flavour as ‘nutty’. We roasted ours in their skins in olive oil and they were very good indeed. Nutty […]

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Tags: unusual foods

Spicy Lentil & Coconut Soup

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

A naked Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on the cover and a long and unnecessary interview with David ‘Call me Dave’ Cameron on the inside. This month’s Observer Food Monthly had one cock too many.

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Tuna & Tomato Empanadillas

January 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I had the yen to make some Cornish pasties, but not having all the necessary ingredients and not wanting to brave the ugly madness that is Bethnal Green on a Saturday afternoon to get them, I made these instead.

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Tags: Baking · Brunch · Fish · Starter

Japanese Brussels Sprouts with Tofu

January 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Every Saturday the Guardian magazine publishes a column by Yotam Ottolenghi called ‘The New Vegetarian’. His recipes are invariably interesting, often unusual, and judging by the ones we have tried, always delicious. This one caught my eye as it is a new way of cooking sprouts, which like dogs, are for life not just Christmas.

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Tags: Japanese · Main Course · Vegetarian

Sushi – Maki-Zushi

January 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Find a Yo! Sushi…walk through door…sit down…grab nearest thing on conveyor belt…shove in mouth – what could be quicker? Certainly not making your own. However…

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Tags: Japanese · Main Course · Starter

Piccalilli

January 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Just to recap, yumblog has been going for almost five months now and in that time we have picked up a readership of three – a friend, a sister and a nice man from Terroni & Sons. Quality rather than quantity I feel. So Mr Prudence, Toria and Nunzio, this recipe for piccalilli is for […]

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Tags: Preserves · Vegetarian

Anchovy, Rocket & Lemon Linguine

January 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Like every middle-class metropolitan professional couple we lead such busy lives these days. Monday night we attend our Tibetan singing bowl music workshop, Tuesday is Pranic Crystal Healing, Wednesday – practical Feng Shui, Thursday night is of course Aura Therapy night and Friday is ‘The Power of the Pyramids’ – term 2. The weekends we […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course

Roasted Vegetable Agrodolce

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

According to my fellow blogger, agrodolce is Italian for sweet and sour. Seeing as she is a multi-linguist and I am barely a mono-, who am I to question?

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Tags: Main Course · Vegetarian

Tomato and Olive Focaccia

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Ah, the weekend of baking. It was the day before my first day at work for over two weeks. We’d sworn off booze for three weeks (soon to be somewhat foreshortened to one week) and the weather was its usual dull hue so the only thing for it was to cook like fiends. The dinner […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

Carp

January 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments

If like me two weeks ago, you have never tasted carp and you think it would be interesting to give it a go, my advice to you is please don’t bother. Along with voting Tory, ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and felching, it is an experience best avoided. There is a reason why carp is an […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course

Blue Cheese Oat Biscuits

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

I realise the photo below looks like an unappetising plateful of deep-fried Spam fritters, however they are actually a tasty full-fat medley of oat biscuits heavily laden with blue cheese.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Vegetarian

Energy Nuggets

January 6th, 2008 · No Comments

And so to Sunday afternoon. The first of the new year. The first in a very long time not to come accompanied by even a hint of the previous night’s activities. Unless of course you count the ‘Nam flashbacks from watching The Deer Hunter. Sisisisi…sixth of January. We were going to go for a nice […]

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Tags: Baking · Dessert · Vegetarian

Spelt Olive Bread

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

It seemed like everywhere you turned there was someone eulogising about the magnificence of spelt. They featured a farmer who had gone back to growing the stuff and was now coining it due to some middle-class fad of using an ancient relative of modern wheat in their constant search for the secret to life itself. […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

Minted Pea & Lettuce Soup

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Happy New Year. It’s 2008 and it looks like the year ahead is going to be shit.

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Linseed and Spelt Bread

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Well I’d opened the packet of spelt flour you see and not wishing for it to sit in the cupboard forgetten and rapidly staling, the fate that had previously befallen the buckwheat flour, I sought out another recipe. And what do you know, my bread book (called The Bread Book, published by Hamlyn) had just […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

Preserved Lemons

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

As promised when I blogged the Chickpea & Aubergine Casserole, here’s how to preserve a lemon. Possibly a skill you could add to your CV.

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Tags: Vegetarian