Main Dishes

Here you will find my collection of vegan and vegetarian main meals. If you’re looking for something quick and easy why not try my Tofu Fried Rice, if you’re after something comforting for a winter’s night my Red Dragon Pie is hard to beat and if you’re in a light, summery mood you could go for Barley Risotto with a Spring Zing

Hummus and Carrot Tart With Caramelised Onions and Thyme

Hummus and Carrot is one of those food pairings which just work and it has been a major flavour combination for my lot from the moment they could grab a carrot stick and dunk it into a bowl of creamy hummus; it always comes with us on our picnics and our sailing...

Easy Vegan Roast Potato Curry

Curry in all its guises is my favourite fall back recipe when I'm hungry and tired but I want something filling and tasty. When people tell me how hard being vegan is and ask me what on earth we eat and isn't it all just really expensive and time consuming? I answer...

Peanut Butter Tofu with Sweet Chilli and Soy

Ahhh...peanut butter tofu...this is one of my weekly go to recipes. It packs a real flavour punch without the need for hours of marinating, it only uses 4 ingredients and it's perfect on top of a quick stir fry. If you are looking for easy tofu recipes this is one of...

Vegan Alfredo Sauce with Tagliatelle

This simple vegan Alfredo sauce is super creamy and wraps thick ribbons of tagliatelle in a delicious savoury coat. Vegan Alfredo sauce is usually made with cashew cream but I've had a few requests via my Facebook page for more economical vegan food so, today, I am...

Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff with Mustard Mash

And so it begins, we dive into deepest, darkest January BUT...never fear! I am here to warm your cockles and fill your tummies with hearty, flavourful recipes guaranteed to see you through until Spring! Today's simple Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff is creamy, smoky, herby...

Cashew Nut Roast – Vegan Christmas Dinner

This simple cashew nut roast is savoury, moist and moreish and is the perfect centrepiece for a vegan Christmas dinner! I've gone all fancy pants with my presentation (I just can't help myself!) but you can just as easily make it in a regular roasting tin. I thought a...

Easy Vegan Falafels – Simple Vegan Comfort Food

You can make these easy vegan falafels and bake them in the oven if you want the healthy option but I am writing this post in deepest, darkest, coldest January and I want comfort food! My falafel were shallow fried in sunflower oil and drained on a clean tea towel to...

Easy Vegan Fried Rice

This easy vegan fried rice has become a firm favourite with both Bonus Boy and me and we can't wait to share it with his oldest brother when he returns from Tokyo next week! It's super simple to make because we used Cauldron's ready marinated tofu pieces which require...

Barley Risotto with a Spring Zing!

I'm writing this really quickly as I'm desperate to get outside into the spring sunshine which is blazing through my attic windows! It's been four long weeks since I managed to sit here long enough to share a recipe with you, mainly due to work away from my blog,...

Green Lentil Burgers with Sweet Pepper Sauce (Vegan)

Lentils are such fabulous little things - I cook with one or other of them at least twice a week and they are perfect in these vegan Green Lentil Burgers. The burger buns are homemade too, as is that glorious sweet pepper sauce, I was on a roll that day 😉 I'm...

Braised Lentils with Sausages, Tomatoes and Green Peppers (Vegan)

Braised lentils seem to pop up in various forms globally, no doubt because people have known for a very long time how good they are for us! This recipe for braised lentils is my vegan version of one of the staple dishes of Lanzarote - full of herbs and tomatoes, it is...

Vegan Beetroot Falafel in Pitta Bread

I'm delighted to be partnering with the Organic Trade Board and the #OrganicUnboxed campaign during Veganuary to bring you my Vegan Beetroot Falafel in Homemade Pitta Breads with a Tahini and Coconut Yogurt Dressing - all organic and all vegan to Jump Start 2017!...

Creamy Vegan Curry with Cypriot New Potatoes

Tesco Cypriot New Potatoes are in store from now until the end of March and are perfect in this creamy vegan curry - a weeknight winter warmer to see you through these January days! It's a joy to have new potatoes to cook with so early in the new year. Tesco...

Easy Vegan Chilli with Baked Potatoes and Broccoli

This week's simple recipe is an easy vegan chilli. This one pops up on rice, in tortillas and with polenta or cornbread, it works well in summer with cold beer but really comes into its own as a winter warmer with a glass of red, with friends, in front of the fire....

Simple Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake

It's Wednesday again so it must be time for the next in my series of the simplest vegetarian recipes for students, for people who are new to vegetarian cooking and for those of you who just want a simple meat free midweek meal. This week I am sharing another one of...

Pappardelle with Squash, Chestnuts, Mushrooms and Sage

Pappardelle is my current favourite pasta and Pappardelle with Squash, Chestnuts, Mushrooms and Sage is currently my favourite thing to make with it. I love the thick ribbons wrapping themselves around roasted squash and herby, buttery mushrooms, I love the texture of...

Pumpkin Pancakes with Chilli Fried Tenderstem® Broccoli

These pumpkin pancakes, topped with chilli fried Tenderstem®  broccoli and drizzled with a Somerset goat's cheese sauce, are a perfect and utterly delicious way to make the most of November's seasonal veg. I was delighted when Tenderstem asked me to develop a...

5 Simple Weeknight Pasta Dishes

5 Simple Weeknight Pasta Dishes for #PastaPlease in November November dawned all misty and murky here in Somerset after a glorious Samhain and Halloween weekend. We watched fireworks on Saturday, sailed on Sunday and climbed Glastonbury Tor on Monday. We shared the...

Easy Vegan Minestrone Soup – A Simple Vegan Recipe!

This easy Vegan Minestrone Soup has been our family go to comfort food for as long as I've been a mum, so I have to share it here as part of my easy recipes series, don't I?! This marks the fourth of my super easy recipes for students, people new to vegetarian cooking...

Baked Bean Curry – a Super Simple Vegan Recipe

Time is whizzing by and this is already the fourth in my series of the Simplest Vegetarian Recipes! These recipes are aimed at people who are new to vegetarian cooking, vegetarian and vegan students and those who just want something simple which is on the table in a...

10 Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Pasta Recipes

Goodness the months are whizzing by! It's time for my monthly round-up of pasta dishes from fabulous food bloggers! I must apologise for the late appearance of Pasta Please this month - it turns out that having children living away from home can be far more...

Roast Pumpkin and Fig Salad – Autumn on a Plate

Heading into the second weekend of October it is definitely Autumn down here in the West Country! My obsession with all things pumpkin continues and today I am offering you a simple Roast Pumpkin and Fresh Fig Salad with Goat's Cheese, Beluga Lentils and Chilli Oil....

Easy One Pot Pasta with Broccoli and Peas

This oh so creamy easy one pot pasta recipe is the latest in my series of the simplest vegetarian recipes here on Thinly Spread. With two of my offspring now ensconced at University I am sharing the easiest recipes in my repertoire every Wednesday during term time. It...

Easy Mushroom Risotto

This easy mushroom risotto is the second recipe of my new series here on Thinly Spread. Every Wednesday, in term time, I am sharing the simplest vegetarian recipes in my repertoire. I now have two boys away at University so this is as much an easy...

The Easiest Vegetarian Recipes – Pea and Potato Frittata

This week's easy vegetarian recipe is a really simple pea and potato frittata - a frittata is, basically, a fat omelette filled with vegetables. You don't flip it as you would an omelette, instead cooking the base on the hob and then finishing the top off under the...

Vegetarian Student Recipes

Well, it's happened, we have two vegetarian students in the family. We have gone from a household of six to one of four as our second born has flown the nest and headed up North to Uni. Number one is in Berlin studying at Uni there on his year abroad so we are feeling...

9 Simple Vegetarian Pasta Dishes for Pasta Please!

I have no idea how the summer has galloped away so quickly, how can it be September already?! My children are beginning to scatter to the winds, either to school or to Uni, and my thoughts are turning to autumn days and comfort foods. There's not much that is more...

Easy Pasta Recipes for Summer – Pasta Please!

The summer holidays are finally here and it's sailing time at last! Pasta has to be one of the easiest things to cook on board so it pops up in many guises! One Pot Pasta Puttanesca is a particular favourite as it's so simple to make (and doesn't require me to deal...

Quornâ„¢and Aubergine Moussaka

I'm desperate to return to the Greek Islands, to sit in a taverna overlooking the bluest of seas eating olives and sipping wine. Instead, as one of mine is still in school and I'm not allowed to go anywhere, I cooked up this Quorn™ and Aubergine Moussaka with all the...

4 Summer Pasta Recipes for June

After last month's galloping start, this month's Pasta Please is a little less frantic but no less delicious and I'm loving the variety of summer pasta recipes on offer, thank you so much to those of you who joined in! The Veghog carried on her flowery theme from last...

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