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Really easy veggie bean burgers

Really easy veggie bean burgers

I did used to be vegetarian and I still really enjoy veggie food, and like to have at least 3 veggie meals a week. Veggie meals served up here can be hit and miss with the rest of the gang, in particular Oscar. Despite him rarely eating meat when he was little and being the biggest salad loving child I know, veggie food has to be extra tempting to get a thumbs up. As most … Read entire article »

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Pasta with cream cheese & broccoli sauce

Pasta with cream cheese & broccoli sauce

This seemed to be popular when I mentioned it on my ‘Meal Planning Monday’ so as it so easy I thought I pop up the recipe. All my ‘lot’ like it and we all know how sometimes it hard to please the whole family!!! For the sauce you will need: 1 onion chopped 2 garlic cloves chopped 1 head of broccoli cut into small florets about 10 cherry tomatoes cut into 4-6 pieces I tub of cream cheese Milk approx 4-6 tablespoons A … Read entire article »

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Quorn Mince put to the test

Quorn Mince put to the test

For any vegetarians reading this post Quorn no doubt is already part of your weekly menu. For those who are not vegetarian, but would like to cut down on meat, save money or cut down on fat then this is the post for you. Quorn, from a non- vegetarian person who has never tried it, get’s mixed reactions. But here at the ‘Over a Cuppa’ household we were going to put Quorn mince to the test. … Read entire article »

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Ethel The Goats Recipe

Ethel The Goats Recipe

Capricorn Goats Cheese, Blueberry & Avocado Superfood Salad I was lucky enough to receive some lovely ingredients from Ethel the goat from Capricorn Goat Cheese yesterday, so thank you Ethel. No sooner had they arrived just before lunch (perfect) I set about following Ethel ‘s simple and delicious recipe. Here it is for you. Serves 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes 1 x 100g Capricorn Goats cheese 50g Blueberries 1/2 Avocado A good handful of mixed salad leaves Lemon or olive oil Sea salt Freshly ground pepper To make … Read entire article »

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Vegetarian Bolognese

Vegetarian Bolognese

Being gluten free means I can’t eat many veggie substitutes like quorn so red lentils make a good substitute. This to me is also a bit of a recipe I throw together as a store cupboard/fridge thing as I rarely would be without the basic ingredients needed the pepper is added if I have it. Also of course mushrooms would be perfect but 2 out of 4 like mushrooms in this household so… You will need to … Read entire article »

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Scrummy Roasted Veg Pasta Sauce

Scrummy Roasted Veg Pasta Sauce

This recipe goes down really well in our house, when I say recipe as usual with this sort of meal quantities etc can be changed to suit. I usually make double the amount as it freezes really well. The quantities I use here make enough for 4 plus enough to freeze for another day. Value peppers are great for this recipe, so this time of year when the other ingredients are a good price it’s a … Read entire article »

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Nearly a whole week being veggie

Bex and I went into town yesterday and we were caught by the waft of bacon, but did it get to me ? No, although it did smell very nice! So last night we had burgers, chickpea, courgette, red pepper, carrot, onion, garlic, fresh herbs and a bit of korma paste oh and an egg yolk was all that was needed. Home made beef burgers is a Dad and Oscar speciality. Oscar likes to have all the trimmings to make it more of a Krabby Patty (Sponge Bob!) including seeded buns. This is one of Oscar’s favourite meals so when I mentioned it was veggie burgers he was not quite convinced. I have to say the veggie ones are not only delicious, but all eaten up and enjoyed by all. Ozzie did say … Read entire article »

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My vegetarian week

Well so far so good, except I have been ill and so has Oscar but after all the goodies we have been eating I don’t think I can blame it on the lack of meat. I have stuck to my menu for the week, not in order of course. That would be to organised and would not be really me. As I said I have not been very well, even took to bed for a few hours most unlike me. As my throat felt like I am swallowing barbed wire and a quick guzzle of acid with it, I decided I may need a bit of a vitamin boost. My only thing with being vegetarian would be iron getting enough and a few of the other vitamins. To ease my throat and to give … Read entire article »

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Easy or not vegetarian

Click here to read my review Is it me or are vegetarian meals a bit more work ? You do have to think a bit more, especially making sure you get all the nutrients you need. So far we have had Nettle Quiche made with a delicious potato pastry, gluten free as well but you can make it with regular flour too. It was classed as amazing by Bex my daughter, quite good by my less adventuress son Oscar and pretty dam delicious by Cam my husband and myself. Then there was lentil and cheese wedge, again rather splendid if I say so myself. We have had this before so was enjoyed by all. When I look at my menu I see cheese has featured pretty heavily on it. I have been trying out Butlers … Read entire article »

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Rachel Demuth’s five top tips

Rachel Demuth is the chef proprietor of the award- winning Demuths vegetarian restaurant in Bath. With over 30 years’ experience, this self-taught chef and cookery teacher has also been running the Vegetarian Cookery School (VCS) for the past decade. In 2010 Demuths was awarded Best Vegetarian Restaurant by Gourmet Britain and Rachel was awarded Best Bath Businesswoman of the Year. Rachel Demuth’s five top tips about how to get your family enthused about eating more meat-free meals Children love to cook, in particular to make bread. It’s the total immersion in flour, stickiness and mess that miraculously – through kneading and baking – results in a beautiful puffed up warm loaf of bread that can be eaten almost straight away. Make your food colourful – create vibrant salads and stir fries with a rainbow … Read entire article »

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