Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats Meatless Mondays

I am addicted to overnight oats and the sheer amount of different variants you can do with them! They were a staple when I was losing weight a few years ago for my breakfast before I went running and now I take them to work with me when I am on early shift. They take minimal preparation and then you just put them in the fridge overnight – what is even better is you can make them up in advance for a few days worth of breakfasts!

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Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie - Meatless Mondays

Yes you can have a vegetarian cottage pie and it is pretty tasty! I even had Rachel test it out on meat loving BagDaddy Steve! He said it wasn’t the same as meat but was nice all the same, and coming from him that meant a lot! We use lentils in place of the mince which gives it the same sort of mouth feel as mince and whether I do it as mince or lentils there is a good whack of veggies in there too. For instance 00Steve’s youngest brother is the pickiest eater I have ever fed (bar those with allergies but they can’t help that) but because I grate the veggies in he couldn’t just pick it out and he ate the lot, on more than one occasion! Read more

Asparagus and Feta Risotto

Feta and Asparagus Risotto

This week’s Meatless Monday is a staple for me as it doesn’t take too long to prep and cook and that is Asparagus and Feta Risotto. It is a really nice comfort food and a nice change to tomato or parmesan based risotto’s. I remember posting the photo on instagram last year when I first started making it and so many people thanked me for inspiring new flavour combinations which was really nice to hear. Also whenever I read the word risotto I hear my best mate El Husko saying risoootoooe like Ina Garten even though we normally would say it quite abruptly. Read more

Autumn Minestrone – Meatless Monday

Autumn Minestrone

I have always wanted to try making my own minestrone but if I’m honest I have always been worried about the idea of the pasta and it going soggy or being hard. But this turned out brilliantly, not to blow my own trumpet but I was so happy with the taste and everything! It is pretty healthy too as there is no fat and other than the root veg and pasta it isn’t carb heavy. It is a lovely tomato broth based soup that is easy on your (well mine for sure) digestive system. I am also taking part in “blogtober” which I will talk about later this week! Read more

Cheesy Potato Bake

Cheesy Potato Bake - Meatless Mondays

One of my go to comfort foods has always been cheesy potato bake and before I didn’t just prefer eating vegetarian I would always put in some sliced chorizo between the layers. This is something I eat on its own or makes a great alternative to your standard potato side dish. I’m sure you can easily make it vegan for swapping to non dairy alternatives. This would serve two as a main or in my case half now half later! Read more

Lentil Falafel and Tabbouleh – Meatless Monday

Lentil Falafel and Tabbouleh - meatless monday

I have been wanting to retry making falafel since a really bad attempt at a slimming world or weight watchers recipe was dry like cardboard. I also have been wanting to add more lentils in my life and I thought why not! Then I added in extra veggies because you can’t have too many right? This paired with the tabbouleh and of course some hummus was a really nice and light meal to have at work. Read more

Vegan “Cheesy” Pasta – Meatless Monday

Vegan "cheesy" pasta - meatless mondays

So I recently bought some nutritional yeast – I say I did actually 00Steve did because I said it would reduce the amount he spends on cheese that he doesn’t eat himself, which is actually about 90% of the cheese in the house! I wasn’t sure if I would like nutritional yeast but I thought it was only like £3 for a decent sized tub from Holland and Barrett that it didn’t matter as I would find a use for it, I read somewhere a long time ago that you would find it hard to resist just nabbing bits as you go past (a bit like the cheese graters prerogative of eating a chunk once finished) and my goodness they weren’t lying even Ra-Ra likes it! I totally understand the cheesy notes that people are on about when it comes to the nutritional yeast or “nooch” Read more

Chickpea Salad Toasties – Meatless Monday

Chickpea Salad Toastie - Meatless Mondays

I truly adore chickpeas, they are so versatile and incredibly good for you plus they are the main ingredient in hummus and if you know me personally you know that I’m it’s biggest fan TRU DAT! Haha…anyway back to the delightfulness of this toastie! It lasts well and is really tasty plus with a couple of simple swaps it is entirely vegan too! 00Steve was surprised at how much it looked like tuna, but he is fast against chickpeas and hummus (I know how on earth does our marriage work?!) so he won’t try it sadly. But I freaking LOVED it! Read more

Harissa Spiced “Salad” – Meatless Mondays

harissa spiced cous cous salad - meatless monday

Today’s Meatless Monday was a game changer for me and has quickly become a go to meal that is both quick and easy which means it is now a staple for my lunch for work! It is also easier on the waist line than some of my other meals which is clearly a good thing! Cous cous is a fairly light carb that is filling and lends itself to other flavours really well. Read more

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