All posts filed under: Vegetarian

Spring Pasta Salad (perfect for packed lunch)

This month, Cate in the Kitchen turned three years old. I didn’t bake a cake, I didn’t write a blog post, I didn’t even really pay my own personal anniversary much noticeΒ until the past couple of days. When I got to thinking, I realised that this blog is a really different space than it was three years ago. I’ve grown as a writer, I’ve widened the net a little in terms of the content I produce here, and I’ve almost completely stopped publishing recipes – which was pretty much my sole purpose when I first started blogging. I don’t know why that is, exactly. It could be that consistently publishing new recipes takes a shit tonne of planning time that I no longer have, or that recipes just don’t do so well when it comes to traffic, or that my creativity is being channeled elsewhere. I’m always doing new things with food, but those experiments and discoveries and adventures tend to happen only on social media now, and never make it onto the blog. I …

How to make your own veg stock for (basically) free

I’m keeping my promise on budgeting tighter this month, and in order to reflect that as early on as possible for you lot, here’s a free (basically, pretty much, sort of) recipe. Early on in the year, I saw a video from a foodie Facebook page (I’ve looked back at my shares in the name of full credit, it was BuzzFeed Tasty) that detailed how to make vegetable stock from frozen vegetable scraps. I vowed to try it, and for once I actually bloody did, and I’ve been doing it every Sunday since, so I thought it was about time I wrote about it. It’s so easy, it eliminates a huge chunk of my food waste, and it costs next to nothing. The odds and ends of vegetables are usually thrown away – unless you’ve got yourself a composting situation – and I’ve learned now that they needn’t be. They’ll happily simmer away to make a lovely vegetable stock. I’ve not used it yet to make anything other than gravy, but the gravy I make …

Goodlife Review

Review | Goodlife – frozen stuff.. but the good kind

I was first introduced to Good Life when I was taking part in Veganuary in 2016. I found a packet of their picador parsnip & sweet carrot nut burgers in the back of the freezer at Infinity Foods and was most pleasantly surprised by them. I think they went on to be a part of one of the best vegan burgers I built that year – and there were a lot of good ones. Anyway, Veganuary ended, I finished the box of burgers, and I forgot all about Good Life until a couple of weeks ago. Good Life reminded me of their existence recently – and boy am I glad they did – by inviting me to try three of their products to see what I thought. Here are those three products, and, you know, what I thought.. French bean and spinach sausages with wensleydale A really bloody good vegetarian sausage. Served here with sweet potato slices and a crispy fried egg, they’re a nice way to add a bit of extra veg content to …