Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes

Entries from July 2012

Smoked mackerel and crushed new potatoes with horseradish. (Saledge niçoiseree)

July 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments

This is a bit like a kedgeree … but with potatoes instead of rice… and smoked mackerel instead of haddock … and horseradish instead of curry powder… In fact now I think about it, nothing like a kedgeree. In that case, consider this a Salade Niçoise with mackerel replacing the tuna and an absence of […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · salad

Chilled beetroot consommé

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Middle-class dilemma #23: Lovely things beetroot, but what to do with them when they turn up for a fourth time in your Abel & Cole veg box? In the past we have roasted them, pickled them, rosti’d them, risotto‘d them, borsch‘d them, and even brownied them – all delicious in their individual ways you understand, […]

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Tags: Drink · Soup · Starter · unusual foods · 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

The perfect sourdough

July 16th, 2012 · 17 Comments

For some time it has been our mission here at the Castle Yumblog to create the perfect sourdough loaf – a subtle alchemy of simple and ancient ingredients – flour – water – salt – animated into being by wild airborne yeasts, and sculpted into final form by that most primitive of the elemental forces, […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

Basic tomato sauce

July 5th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Disaster struck us here at Yumblog Mansions when heavy rain caused the moat to burst its banks and overflow into some of the outer buildings. Fortunately the water damage to the Orangery, Keeper’s Lodge and gift shop was only superficial, however the wine cellars were completely deluged and much of our renowned collection was lost […]

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Tags: Sauce · Vegetarian

Raisin water starter

July 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments

A sourdough starter is similar in many ways* to the tortoise – with love, care and regular meals it can last a lifetime and give many hours of contemplative pleasure. On the other hand, with indifference, neglect and irregular feeding, like Freda from Blue Peter, it’s prone to die a slow, silent and lonely death. […]

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Tags: Baking · Vegetarian

Cheese & potato pie

July 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments

The arrival of Granny and an aunty to celebrate Yumblog Junior’s second birthday had the added advantage of the potential for babysitting and therefore a rare evening out for the parents. Searching for tasty and cheesy ballast with which to fortify ourselves before what was inevitably going to be a multi-pint boozy night out, we […]

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Main Course · Pie · pie/pasty · Vegetarian

Fish stock

July 1st, 2012 · No Comments

What’s that? Your house doesn’t smell fishy enough? You like the idea of being greeted by a fishy waft every time you walk in the front door – no matter how much Glade ‘After the Rain’ you have sprayed about? Then why not make your own fish stock? And here’s how …

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Tags: Fish · Seafood · Stock