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

4 Summer Pasta Recipes for June

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...

Braised Fennel and Dolcelatte Filo Parcels

Braised Fennel and Dolcelatte Filo Parcels

Lemony fennel, slowly braised in olive oil with chilli sitting on a creamy cushion of Dolcelatte cheese all wrapped up in crisp filo pastry - yes, I am a genius. Especially if you like fennel. If you don't, just move on - have a look at these Enchiladas or this Pasta...

Easy Vegetarian Enchiladas

Easy Vegetarian Enchiladas

The hot weather we've been having makes me crave spicy food and cold beer and these easy vegetarian enchiladas made with Quorn and Beans really hit the spot! What could be better on a warm June evening than spicy refried beans, quorn chunks and a few veggies all...

One Pot Pasta – Vegetarian Puttanesca

One Pot Pasta – Vegetarian Puttanesca

Cooking on board can be very trying. When we are on a long trip and people don't want to wait for calm waters I can either be found braced at an angle in front of the cooker, cursing whoever thought this was a good way to spend a holiday, or slapping hummus on bread...

11 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes for Pasta Please in May!

11 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes for Pasta Please in May!

My first month hosting the Pasta Please blog link up went very well indeed! I was a little worried it would be just me looking all 'Billy No Mates' but food bloggers are a busy bunch and I had quite a few entries to tickle my tastebuds! So, without further ado, here...

Spring Vegetable Pizza with Asparagus and Jersey Royals

Spring Vegetable Pizza with Asparagus and Jersey Royals

Sometimes only a slice of pizza really hits the spot and couscous salad or polenta baskets just won't cut it -  I need carbs! Asparagus and Jersey Royal potatoes along with the first of the peas and bunches of spring onions all called to me as I wandered around our...

Greek Salad Couscous

Greek Salad Couscous

Day two of National Vegetarian Week and I'm sharing another really simple, quick as anything supper dish. Greek Salad Couscous is fresh and light, perfect for warm evenings with a glass of wine. This is another of my regular one pot boat dishes, I fry the almonds and...

Pea Pesto with Spaghetti

Pea Pesto with Spaghetti

Today marks the beginning of this year's National Vegetarian Week and I am planning to share some of my easiest family vegetarian recipes with you. Whether you are trying vegetarianism for the first time, are meat reducing with Meat Free Monday or are a seasoned...

Vegan Picnic Pies with Crisp Hot Water Crust Pastry

Vegan Picnic Pies with Crisp Hot Water Crust Pastry

Last week I told you my Vegetarian Story  and  promised that this week I would be sharing a brand new vegetarian Sunday Lunch Recipe to celebrate National Vegetarian Week. Today is my eldest's 20th Birthday so, yesterday, we all headed to Cardiff to...

One Pot Quinoa Chilli

One Pot Quinoa Chilli

I do love a one pot meal and this one pot quinoa chilli is one I make on the boat all the time where washing up is a tricky business and I really, REALLY don't want lots of dirty dishes hanging around! It's also quick which is a massive bonus when there are six hungry...

Wild Garlic Spelt Risotto with Black Garlic Sauce

Wild Garlic Spelt Risotto with Black Garlic Sauce

The arrival of wild garlic season sent me rushing to the kitchen to brandish knives, stir stock, taste and fiddle and taste some more as I put together this aromatic spelt risotto topped with a drizzle of deeply flavoured black garlic sauce. I’ve used spelt here...

Polenta Baskets with Garlic Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Polenta Baskets with Garlic Mushrooms and Tomatoes

I seem to be having a bit of a 'thing' with polenta at the moment - it's well on the way to being my new pasta. For quite a while I had an opened packet, shoved to the back of my store cupboard, pulled out only to make a polenta mash to go with veggie sausages or as a...

Goats Cheese Tart with Mint

Goats Cheese Tart with Mint

This oh so simple Goats Cheese Tart is one of my staple dishes; it is delicious hot, cold or in between. It appears in the picnic basket in Summer, with the first of the new potatoes and asparagus in Spring and I particularly like it in Autumn with a baked potato and...

Vegan Ravioli Two Ways

Vegan Ravioli Two Ways

My pasta machine has been languishing at the back of a cupboard for far too long so I am very grateful to Alex Connell, chef and Principal Tutor at the Vegetarian Society's Cookery School in Cheshire, for inspiring me to get it out again! Vegan Ravioli was just...

Courgette, Leek and Herb Risotto Cake

Courgette, Leek and Herb Risotto Cake

There is something deeply comforting about this risotto cake and, as the winter finally seems to be making an appearance here in the UK, I am all about the comfort food! This is a dish which appears hot, straight from the oven, on my Winter menu and again in cold...

Chestnut and Cashew Nut Roast – Vegan Christmas Roast

Chestnut and Cashew Nut Roast – Vegan Christmas Roast

When I met Mr TS back in 1988 I was delighted that he too was vegetarian and even more delighted to get my hands on his well thumbed copy of the original Cranks Recipe Book. Cranks brought the nut roast to the vegetarian Christmas table and it has never left mine -...

Sweet Potato & Chestnut Pie Recipe- Vegetarian Christmas

Sweet Potato & Chestnut Pie Recipe- Vegetarian Christmas

This recipe ticks all my Vegetarian Christmas boxes. It is substantial enough to fill me up (who wants a tiny tower of rice or a goat’s cheese salad on Christmas day? Not I!) and happily sits alongside all the traditional trimmings…

Stuffed Munchkin Pumpkins with Stilton and Walnut Pàtê

Stuffed Munchkin Pumpkins with Stilton and Walnut Pàtê

These little munchkin pumpkins were crying out to be centre stage, no walk on part for them, they needed roasting and stuffing with something very special so they could show off their deliciousness – perfect for a vegetarian Christmas!

Vegan Creamy Mushrooms

Vegan Creamy Mushrooms

Vegan Creamy Mushrooms are one of the dishes I love surprising non vegan friends with - it's one of those recipes which proves how easy it is to be vegan. They can't believe that it is dairy free and their faces are a picture as they try to decide if I have returned...

Baked Pasta with Spinach and Eggs

Baked Pasta with Spinach and Eggs

This easy little baked pasta dish is warming, filling comfort food at its best. Simple to make it can be on your table within half an hour if you’re organised, longer if you natter on and faff about a bit like I do.

Red Dragon Pie – A Simple Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Red Dragon Pie – A Simple Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Red Dragon Pie was one of the first recipes I posted here on Thinly Spread back in 2011 and it is still one of the most popular amongst my readers so I've updated it with new photos and a printable recipe card to make it even more appealing - who could resist this...

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