Vegetarian recipes that are delicious, bright and colourful to help towards your 5-a-day for the longer nights and warmer weather. Make as part of a meal or enjoy on their own.
Welcome to #CookBlogShare 2020 Week 23 and a choice of delicious, colourful and easy vegetarian recipes.
#CookBlogShare is a weekly link party where recipes are shared, we comment on each other’s cooking creations and generally indulge in all things food related! If you’ve got a recipe to share then this is the place to show it off!
Your host for next week will be over to Jenny at Apply to Face so head over there next week to see more recipes.
If you are new to this link party then take a few minutes to read the guidelines below before joining us. You are welcome to share your old and new recipes as there is no specific theme and all recipes are welcome.
Thank you to everyone who contributed last week and shared their recipes with us. We were spoilt for choice with so many lovely dishes to add to our list of makes & bakes.
Whats happening with Lost in Food
We welcomed June with some amazing weather here in the North East of Scotland. That glorious sunshine did a lot to help with our mindset and encouraged us to slow down more to enjoy it.
With the warmer weather comes the need to lighten my choices for meals. Comfort food takes on a different meaning. Less time in the kitchen with quicker cooks and more time outside enjoying the garden.
We are fortunate that in the NE Scotland that our evenings are stretching out and it is past 9pm before we see darkness. This means we can enjoy our walks later in the day or get outside to do some gardening.
Growing your own vegetables
Over the past few years I’ve worked a large fenced area building a sustainable vegetable garden. It started with some raised beds and is growing from there.
This year with more time at home and a cancelled summer holiday means I am further ahead in planting and prepping that garden than most years. This will ultimately lead to more vegetarian recipes appearing on my dinner table.
It’s easier than you think to add a small vegetable bed in your garden. Lesley has a smaller garden than me but still manages an abundance of vegetables. You will find lots of simple and instructional videos on Gardeners World to help you get started.
Vegetarian meal options
As I tend to grow some of our vegetables I like to showcase them. Vegetable recipes often offer a lighter meal. For that reason, if we are eating later in the evening after a day outside then I prefer a lighter option.
Vegetarian / Vegan Curries
One of the best ways I love to enjoy vegetables is in a simple curry. Our Vegetable and Coconut Curry is light, ready in no time. The vegetables in this curry are easily substituted for those I’ve grown or have leftover in the fridge.
This one uses coconut milk to give a creamy texture but a great way to enjoy a vegan curry. The coconut milk and lime gives a slight twist on a Thai curry.
Another great option for a quick curry is this Butternut Squash, Cauliflower and Red Lentil Dhal from Easy Peasy Foodie. Packed with vegetables and added lentils gives this dish its creaminess. Again a great vegan packed dish.
I love to grow carrots in the garden. This Moroccan Spiced Carrot Dip jumped out at me from Tin & Thyme this week as I love new ways with the humble carrot. This dip with the Moroccan spices would be great as part of a mezze dinner, perfect for summer evenings.
Although I love our home grown vegetables, sometimes it’s not feasible due to weather. Don’t overlook the freezer section when it comes to veggies. Vegetables are blast frozen immediately retain their freshness.
Feast Glorious Feast with her Green Bean Casserole is very accurate in that the way the Brits and the Americans use tinned soups are very different. Growing up in Canada on a small coastal island fresh vegetables were not as readily available in winter months. Tinned soups often formed the flavour base for casseroles and frozen vegetables.
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Finally thank you for sharing your recipes with #CookBlogShare! We will do our best to get over to read them all and comment over the coming week.
Your host next week will be Jenny at Apply to Face.