Chickpea Stew

Chickpea Stew - Meatless Monday

This weeks meatless Monday is one of my favourite comfort food’s when the weather gets cooler. This chickpea recipe is something I have been eating since just after Ra-Ra was born and I needed something quick and easy but substantial too. You can add chorizo and/or spring greens if you like or can tolerate but I have found it is perfectly fine without! It has little fat content before toppings so is good for a filling meal when you maybe watching your weight. This can be vegan, vegetarian, gluten free or with meat but all which ways it really is a delightful party in your mush! Read more

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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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

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

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

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

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