All posts tagged: national vegetarian week

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

In typical English fashion, this morning the heavens opened to make way for a few hours of rain showers. As the chill in the air returned, so did my craving for a big bowl of something warm. Broccoli and stilton is a soup combo as old as time, and usually I’m with the “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” guys but I’ve added a couple of ingredients that take the flavour in a slightly different direction and it totally works. Namely apple, kale and ginger. The kale is in there for the sake of it, someone in California somewhere once said it was good for us and we’ve all agreed that we must therefore put it in everything, it makes no difference to the taste of this dish but a big difference to how good it is for you. The ginger gives a little kick to add extra warmth perfectly suited to a miserable day, and the apple contributes a mild sweetness to keep the ginger in check.   1 head of broccoli, chopped …

Feta Frittata, Cucumber Cooler and Red Onion Relish

This skillfully alliterated recipe is my humble contribution to National Vegetarian Week. NVW is a pretty exciting campaign from the Vegetarian Society, the deal is, you go vegetarian from the 19th-25th May and see if you can drag anyone along with you. Check out their What’s Happening page to see if there’s anything awesome happening near you (shout out to my fellow Brightonians, your non-vegetarian friends eat free at Food For Friends this week! – thank me later).  Anyway, click their logo if you want to jump over to their site. This recipe is definitely a weekender. It’s chilled out, you can eat it lukewarm, and it looks great in the sunshine – let’s hope we have some of that. It’s also really easy to make it look like it was hard work, and if you’re a regular reader of Cate in the Kitchen, you will know that I’m all about the laziness, so trust in me when I say this is pretty easy to knock up. If you’re looking to entice your friends (or yourself) to even …