Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes

Entries from March 2008

Chilli Prawns with Aioli

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The weekend started with a nostalgic ‘The Only Ones‘ gig at Koko, and ended with a boozy tapas extravaganza of which this was the main attraction. Between the two the sun shone on Bethnal Green, a traveler returned and Thunderbirds Were Go.

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Tags: Main Course · Seafood · Starter · Tapas

Oatmeal Soda Bread

March 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ll tell you what bugs me, people who travel to work in the morning drinking their tea/coffee from those aluminium thermos mugs. They’re designed for camping in the woods, not commuting from Forest Hill. Are we supposed to look on enviously and wonder at the cool, impulsive, incandescent lives led by these urbane creatures? Probably. […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

Asparagus Soup

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

The British asparagus season starts on 30th April and ends just eight short weeks later on 25th June, midnight – roughly. Fortunately it must be in season somewhere else in the world at the moment as the shops are awash with the stuff at £1.50 a bunch. Generally I prefer it as nature intended, au […]

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Tags: Asparagus · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Sweet Potato & Goat’s Cheese Rosti

March 18th, 2008 · No Comments

In the U.S. the sweet potato is incorrectly referred to as a yam. But there again it’s the land where they call aubergines – eggplants, courgettes – zucchini, biscuits – cookies, jam – jelly, jelly – jello, and torture – water boarding. That said, it’s not technically a potato either. It’s sweet though.

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Tags: Brunch · cheese · Main Course · Vegetarian

Cider Vinegar Muffins

March 16th, 2008 · No Comments

If you came here in search of an American-style muffin to accompany your tall caramel macchiato, then you’ll be disappointed. They’re not muffins, they’re cakes. If however you are in search of an English muffin which is light and yeasty and perfect for toasting and smothering in butter, then you’re in luck. A word of […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Brunch · Vegetarian

Courgette & Feta Cakes with a Dill Yoghurt Sauce

March 16th, 2008 · No Comments

WARNING: In order to prepare this dish you’ll have to master the subtle art of crumbling feta cheese. But don’t worry, if you find this daunting and would like guidance, there is a website to help you. If you need help with grating the courgette or holding a spoon then I’m afraid you’re on your […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Starter · Vegetarian

Cauliflower Soup with Red Pepper Ginger Sauce

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Cauliflowers are very much in at the moment. Plus, like snow flakes, crystals, mountain ranges, lightning, river networks, pulmonary vessels and broccoli, they are a fine example of fractal geometry in nature. So when you’re cooking this remember to keep in mind D = Log N(L) divided by the log of 1 over L. Enjoy.

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Parsley Soup

March 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

My fellow blogger recently bought me ‘Roast Chicken and Other Stories’ by Simon Hopkinson. Voted the ‘most useful cookbook of all time’ by somebody or other, it’s a superb book which is not only packed with inspirational recipes, but also makes excellent bedtime reading. It doesn’t have any photographs (usually a prerequisite for any cookbook), […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Coconut Fish Curry (Meen Molee)

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments

This recipe (as well as the three side dishes posted below) were in the current issue of the Observer Food Monthly. Looks good in the photograph doesn’t it? A succulent pan-fried fillet of bass sitting on a vibrant dish of coconut curry and scattered with various decorative bits of shrubbery not mentioned in the list […]

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Tags: Asian · Fish · Main Course

Spicy Onion (Kande Ki Subzi)

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Be Proud. ‘Onions are an essential, healthy food for the modern consumer. And because of our ideal climate and the expertise of British Onion growers, packers and processors, British Onions are the world’s finest!’. So says the British Onions website. Be triply proud. This recipe uses THREE different types of onions.

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Tags: Asian · Main Course · Vegetarian

Stir-Fried Spinach (Keerai Poriyal)

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

And talking of the end of the world, ‘Enjoy life while you can’ is an interesting and alarming article about James ‘Gaia’ Lovelock and his thoughts on climate change. Subsequent meandering research on Mr Lovelock somehow lead to this great ranting podcast by Bill Oddie. ‘Spring Watch’ will never be the same.

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Tags: Asian · Main Course · Vegetarian

Tadka Daal

March 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Inspired by The Observer Food Monthly we cooked up an Indian spectacular at the weekend. This is the third and final side-dish of a meal still waiting to be written up.

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Tags: Asian · Main Course · Vegetarian

Moules Marinières

March 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

I have to be in the mood for mussels and that mood strikes about twice a year. Even when I’m in the mood I still find them slightly revolting and try to avoid looking too close at what I’m eating. I think that’s part of the pleasure.

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Tags: Main Course · Seafood