Vegetarian Recipes

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Mr Muddle’s Melting Moments

November 2nd, 2013 · 9 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)

Filoncino

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments

… or an Italian version of a baguette. Not to be confused with the French Stick – the English version of the baguette which is 24 inches of pale bendy disappointment and about as authentic as Peckham Spring Water. Filoncino

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Tags: Baking · Bread · 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

Stuffed marrow

September 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Don’t roll your eyes, I know what you’re thinking, “Stuffed marrow? When it comes to vegetarian misery, it’s up there with the brown rice and kidney bean salad …or anything involving couscous or a that stalwart of the ‘vegetarian option’, the butternut squash”. Relax, this is like no other marrow you’ve stuffed before, and as […]

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Tags: Main Course · Marrow · Vegetarian(ish)

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

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

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

Rhubarb fool

May 14th, 2013 · 7 Comments

If you were to apply the Stanford–Binet Intelligence Test to fruit-based desserts you’d find the Rhubarb fool sits somewhere between the Strawberry Simpleton and the Damson Dunce. Not the brightest confection in the bowl you understand, but possibly one of the tastiest.

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Tags: Dessert · Rhubarb

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

Spinach, egg & parmesan pizza

April 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Such is the toothsomeness of this pizza, it has now become a Friday evening regular here at Yumblog Cottage – along with six hasty after-work Stellas and a punch up* with rival food bloggers in the precinct. The recipe comes from the excellent ‘Polpo – A Venetian cookbook (of Sorts)‘ by Russell Norman. If you […]

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Tags: Bread · cheese · Eggs · Main Course · Pizza · Vegetarian(ish)

Paul Hollywood’s beer bread

April 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

I like Paul Hollywood, I like beer and I like bread…

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Tags: Baking · Beer · Bread

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

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

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

Borlotti beans & savoy cabbage with rosemary breadcrumbs

March 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Look, everyone I have an iPad Mini. In fact as I write this I’m on the morming commute steaming through the Calder Valley aboard the Northern Rail Executive Express. For those of you not in the know, the Northern Rail Executive Express is a sleek luxuriously upholstered silver bullet from the future which flashes silently […]

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian

Rosemary infused oil

March 6th, 2013 · No Comments

Now sit up straight, hands on desks and pay attention for what I am about to tell you is very important. This rosemary-infused oil is going to feature quite heavily in many up and coming and no doubt mouthwatering posts so it’s imperative you set aside the 10 minutes required to make it. Consider it […]

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Tags: Oil · Vegetarian

Marmalade

February 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Strolling through the orangery here at Yumblog Hall it became clear we were going to have a glut of oranges again this season. A bumper crop no doubt thanks to both the skill of old Mr Fothergill the head gardener, and the relentless sunshine and arid terroir of West Yorkshire. We decided to use some […]

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Tags: Breakfast · Preserves · Vegetarian

Spicy roast parsnip soup

February 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stop right there ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Instead of going to the inconsiderable effort of making the dish below, why not pop on over to the Campbell’s website and follow one of their ‘sensational’ recipes for homemade soup. Or if you are feeling more adventurous and have a pound of  chicken slurry, a […]

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Tags: Soup · Vegetarian

Baked spinach & eggs with parmesan, basil & tomato toasts

February 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Depending on the time of day, this dish makes a great brunch, brinner, brea, brupper or supfast.

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Tags: Baking · Brunch · Eggs · Vegetarian

Butter bean and kale winter soup with cheese toasties

February 6th, 2013 · No Comments

My how times have changed. When we first started this blog we had to write a post longhand on a sheet of A4 and send it in a stamped-addressed envelope to our ISP. He would in turn fax a carbon copy up to internet where a conveyor belt would take it to the code processing […]

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Tags: cheese · Soup · Vegetarian

Chocolatey syrupy cornflake cakes

February 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

The plan was to make these with yumblog junior as part of a constructive and educational day of middle class parent/toddler fun. Despite initial enthusiasm and impatient requests of ‘cam i make cakes now?’, once the ingredients were assembled and all sharp objects removed from easy reach, the sprog decided she had more important things […]

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Tags: Cake · Chocolate · Vegetarian

Kale tagliatelle (with pine nuts & capers)

January 10th, 2013 · 5 Comments

So tasty is this pasta dish it has taken over from the mighty ‘La pasta col tocca d’arrosto’ as THE quick and reliable midweek regular here at yumblog cottage. Originally an Angela Hartnett recipe which came to our attention as the result of a surplus of kale and google search, it has, over the months, […]

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian