Stuffed Courgettes – Meatless Monday

stuffed courgette - meatless monday

It has been a little while since I have done a Meatless Monday and the reason still hasn’t changed…I eat pretty much the same thing over and over again! What hasn’t changed is my love of courgettes and I am trying to eat them in different ways rather than falling back on my trusted courgettini and spaghetti mix. Which leads me to stuffed courgette! Read more

Potato Pastry Vegetarian Pasties – Meatless Mondays

Potato Pastry Vegetarian Pasties

Today I am going to share The Hairy Bikers sorry Dieters recipe for vegetarian pasties. I have tweaked it slightly by adding some more veggies and omitted the mushroom ketchup as I haven’t got any yet but the recipe in black is theirs and my additions will be in purple! I have enjoyed a lot of the recipes from their diet series and found them relatively easy and everyone who has had them have enjoyed them which is always good rather than people automatically presuming diet food is “rabbit food”. Now I’m not on a diet per se before I get told “there is nothing wrong with you.” But I am just trying to be more mindful of what I eat. I was instantly drawn to this recipe as it is potato pastry and my Grandad used to make an amazing quiche with potato pastry and I had never found a recipe that seemed simple enough to try but this one is! Read more

Homemade Salsa and Potato Salad – Meatless Mondays

Homemade Salsa and Potato Salad - Meatless Mondays

Today I thought I would post my two stand by recipes for when I’m attending a barbecue or hosting one alongside my quiche which you can find here. I like to take something with me as I think it is only polite and it started with the potato salad and then the salsa was added. I try to make as many things as I can myself because if I’m honest I don’t have many things I think I’m good at but I like to think I’m fairly okay at cooking – or at least 00Steve thinks so! And since he is the main person I cook for that’s all that matters! Read more

Butternut Squash Carbonara Meatless Mondays

Butternut Squash Carbnonara - Meatless Mondays

I do often find myself looking at vegetables I have in my crisper and trying to think of new things to do with them as I find myself eating the same thing over and over again. This is where Pinterest can come in to play especially when I’m not feeling imaginative; I type in the veggie in question and just look for something that catches my eye. Then it’s a case of turning it veggie which is simple enough and stoma proofing it for *me*; now the key thing is not all recipes can be classed as iron clad stoma proof as we all have different foods we can and can’t eat, so if I have included something you can’t eat do what I do and swap it for something you can! This is how this version of carbonara came about as it is based on this recipe which was based on another recipe! Mine serves a generous portion for one! Read more

Roasted Squash Salad – Meatless Mondays

roasted squash salad - meatless mondays

Sorry for the lack of recipes recently I have been eating the same things or not eating at all as I have gone back onto sertraline and it has taken my appetite with it. If you follow my Instagram you may have seen some of the stories I put up regarding the food I have been eating and this one is by far my favourite and is from Womens Health “Flat Belly Meals”. This is one of the most delectable things I have ever eaten squash in and I like squash! So even though I am fine with most foods I know not everyone is so I have tried to think about ways people could eat these with little or no worries with regards to getting a blockage. Read more

Marmite Pasta – Meatless Mondays

marmite (vegemite) pasta - meatless mondays

Marmite love it or hate it? I love it or more specifically I have vegemite but it is still pretty much the same thing! This dish is perfect for those who love cheese on toast with marmite as it tastes so similar but with pasta as the carb instead of the bread! I found the original recipe with bacon in a good food magazine I believe awhile back but I have changed things up a bit. It is a fantastic little store cupboard gem for when you don’t have much in or just don’t fancy doing something extravagant. In fact Button loves it! Yeah that’s right my 9 month old baby goes mad for it! Plus the salty, savoury mix is just delicious! . Read more

Gnocchi and Courgette – Meatless Mondays

gnocchi and courgette - meatless mondays

Again with the courgette pasta I hear you cry! Either in frustration or joy – I am hoping you are crying it with joy. Trust me though I will never stop eating it and if I find a new way to incorporate it into a recipe I will! One day I might venture adding it into cake but you never know!! But I think we all have something we just can’t stop eating besides it could be waaaaay unhealthier! I would love to know what yours is! Please let me know in the comments. Read more