All posts tagged: vegetarian

Vegetarian Cooking Broth for Dumplings

All the most delicious dumpling and noodle broths call for animal fat or fish seasoning of some kind to boost their flavour. In my current state as a midweek vegetarian – and cooking for a boy who requires a stab to the thigh with an epi pen at even the mention of a prawn –Β  neither were options. However, I happened upon frozen Itsu Vegetable Gyoza in the ready meal freezer at ASDA yesterday, so desperately wanted to knock something up to serve them in, and this was more than sufficient. Makes enough for 1 300g pack frozen dumplings 1.5 litres vegetable stock (I used bouillon powder) 1 red chilli 1 large chunk ginger 3-5 cloves garlic soy sauce pinch sugar Chop chilli finely, grate ginger and garlic coarsely. Heat 1-2 tbsps oil in a pan (the more neutral the better aka sunflower or groundnut, but if you’ve only got olive it’s not the end of the world) and cook the chilli, garlic and ginger until beginning to brown. Pour in stock, add soy sauce …

Baked BBQ Aubergine

There’s no direct replacement for meat come BBQ season, I myself am preparing to cave on the mostly-plant-based front as soon as it’s sunny enough to take hot coals down to the beach and smoke out anyone in a 5 metre radius. There are, however, several worthy alternatives. Aubergine is one of them. It’s a naturally smoky vegetable, and one that gratefully absorbs any flavour you introduce it to – making it particularly susceptible to a good BBQ rub. I was in the mood for a fancy one (feel free to recommend if you have a fav) but ASDA had only the Nando’s Peri Peri BBQ rub to offer, which did me just fine. Score as deeply as possible without cutting through the flesh for best results, and remember that aubergine’s a bastard for absorbing oil – so you’ll need more than you’d need for any other vegetable you’re used to baking in this way. For each salad-y thing you can see pictured in the featured image, I’ve included brief instructions and method after the …

Peanut Butter Biscoff Porridge

If you’re in the market for a recipe that adds a few hundred extra calories to a breakfast staple for no reason other than a fondness for deliciousness, you have come to the right place. I’ve been eating this for breakfast almost every day for just over a month. The biscuits give it a cakey consistency that is either going to be very much up your street or make you hate me a little bit. Please do keep me posted. The peanut butter in conjunction with the seeds and oats make this a proper slow release energy, full until at least 11-11.30am breakfast situation. (I’m not gonna say full until lunchtime because I don’t believe that anyone is ever truly full until lunch, they’re just resisting the urge to have a Kit Kat at elevenses, which is entirely different.) The closest comparison I can give this is to the Dorset Cereals gingerbread porridge sachets – if you like those, you’ll have a lot of time for this. Serves 1: 1/2 cup porridge oats 1/2 cup …