Five Suppers for National Vegetarian Week
I’m not usually a fan of a ‘national day or week’. National mulled wine day on March 4th anyone? And I’m always torn between celebrating national carrot cake day (3rd Feb) and international carrot cake day (4th April). But to me any day/week that shine the light on eating more veg is a good thing.
Every year, National Vegetarian Week encourages us for a week to put a spotlight on delicious vegetable-centred meals. We all know we should be eating more vegetables and less meat, fish and dairy, for both our bodies and the planet so here are 5 quick, flavour packed weeknight recipes.
MONDAY: ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH BREADCRUMBS + YOGHURT
The spears have a pleasing crunch tempered by a quick bath in some lemon juice.
TUESDAY: DOSA-SPICED POTATO CAKES
So often the recipe that people tell me they make the most. A brilliant way to use leftover mash, borrowing flavours from my favourite Masala Dosa.
WEDNESDAY: RICOTTA + ROMESCO SANDWICH
I love a sandwich. Why are they so often relegated to lunchtime? As far as I am concerned, they are a meal as worthy of fanfare as any other. The romesco takes a little time to make, but once you have a jar of this flavour-packed wonder sauce in your fridge, it will boost so many meals, you’ll be patting yourself on the back after each one.
THURSDAY: CRISPY BUTTERBEANS WITH KALE, PARMESAN AND LEMON
FRIDAY: CHARD, LENTIL + BAY GRATIN
With flavours firmly rooted in Italy, this gratin tastes more indulgent than the sum of its parts.