All posts tagged: pesto

Creamy Vegan Kobucha Squash and Sausage Red Pesto Penne

This week, I found a kobucha squash (first of the season) nestled in my veg box next to a big bag of spinach and this recipe was born. I used veggie sausages simply because they’re my current favourite source of protein, wholemeal as opposed to standard pasta because the nuttiness lends itself so beautifully to the autumn vibes and red pesto to round off the sweetness of the squash. I’m breaking a few rules of mine in terms of pan usage here. If I can get away with it, I’m very much a one pan girl. Here, we use at least three. There’s pasta to be cooked, an onion to be caramelised and squash and sausages to be baked. Sometimes, it just can’t be avoided. This was my first time using Oatly creme fraiche (always one to adopt plant based alternatives as and when I can, as you know) and I was impressed, it’s definitely an appropriate replacement for dairy creme fraiche in pasta dishes for me. I found my pot in ASDA but a …

3 (Vegetarian) Ways with Sprouts

The vegetable that divides the nation come December is finally back in season, and I’m sat firmly in the camp of people that are delighted. I’m fairly sure I despised sprouts as a child, as did most of us. These days, my fridge is never without a bag in the winter. Those of us with a fondness for sprouts are often looking for new ways to prepare them so as to entice those of us who refuse to pile them onto their plate. I wanted to try and do something vegetarian this year, because in previous years I’ve relied solely on bacon to tempt sprout haters and I like a challenge. Whether or not you succeed in convincing the sprout haters in your life that the little green things should be given another chance, I hope you’ll find something in this post that you haven’t tried before. Sprouts with Goats Cheese and Dried Cranberries This never used to be my style, but I’m finding this year that I’m more partial to sprouts that have been …

Pesto Grilled Cheese for Cully & Sully Soups

This post is sponsored by Cully & Sully Back once again for some fried stuff with cheese. What can I say? The cold and the drizzle just do something to me. I need carbs and I need them buttered and fried on both sides. It’s November. It’s the law. When Cully & Sully challenged me to come up with a quick, easy recipe to perfectly complement one of their soups, what else was there but grilled cheese? Cully & Sully are the most popular soup brand in Ireland. Having tried a few from their range of fresh boxed soups, I have to admit that I can see why. I’m not one to buy soup all that often. I’ll make it myself or swerve it altogether. This is because soup from the fresh aisle is, to me, always depressing. Thin, watery, lacking in flavour – you know the drill. However, I think Cully & Sully have cracked it. Before posting I tried 6 soups from their range to make sure they all checked out and were …