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Tacos to keep everyone happy!

Vegetarian Tacos
Tacos for all!

Tired of everyone wanting something different for dinner?  Well, here’s your answer.

Heat up some taco shells and refried beans, set out your favourite topping ingredients and let everyone build their own tacos.

For non-vegetarians

Shell,  devein and grill around 200g of prawns per person.

Cooking smarter tips

Save prep and cleanup time by purchasing 150g shelled and deveined prawn meat for each non-vegetarian, instead of cleaning the prawns yourself.

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Enchilada Soup

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Enchilada Soup

An easy, healthy and warming slow cooker vegetarian enchilada soup with only 10 mins hands-on prep time.  Simmer vegetable stock, enchilada sauce,  onion, tomato, garlic and chili in a crock pot and top with tortilla strips, tasty cheese, lime wedges and your choice of garnish.

For non-vegetarians

Add prawns (shrimp) or chicken half an hour before end of cooking time OR heat and add to individual bowls immediately before serving.  Details are in the recipe below.

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Boulangere potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Layers of potato and onion cooked in butter and stock. A delicious side dish for meat, fish, or vegetarian dishes. To make the dish more substantial, add some grated cheese, sprinkled over the top just before you bake it. The chilli flakes are optional.

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“What’s a flexitarian?” “How can you be a semi-vegetarian?” “You’re either vegetarian or you’re not.”

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When I tell people I have a flexitarian blog,  their first question is usually “What’s a flexitarian?”.

Their next question is “How can you only be a vegetarian some of the time?”  Sometimes I’m asked “Isn’t it cheating in a way? I mean, really you’re either a vegetarian or you’re not“.

This is what I tell them. Read more

Avocado toast with brie and mustard (Brie, avocado and mustard melts)

Avocado toast with brie and mustard

Avocado toast with brie and mustard

Thickly spread avocado on your choice of toasted bread,topped with brie and mustard and broiled to perfection. Gourmet, fast and real food that’s good for you.
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Curried Red Lentil Soup

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Simple, comforting and healthy, my red lentil soup is nutritious and vegetarian-friendly.  The addition of mild curry powder gives it a flavour boost without being overpowering.  Eat now, make ahead for work lunches or freeze for later.  Read more

Cream of Celery Soup

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With only 5 mins needed to prep the ingredients, you can have fresh, healthy, homemade cream of celery soup on the table in 30 minutes.  Read more

Lightly Curried Pumpkin Soup

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This recipe was adapted from “The Margaret Fulton Cookbook”, published in 1968.

For a vegetarian soup, use vegetable stock instead of the chicken stock in the recipe.

Timesaving tips:

  • Use garlic paste instead of crushing garlic cloves.  It tastes the same with no mess or cleanup.
  • Use ready peeled and chopped pumpkin pieces available from supermarkets

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Huevos a la flamenca (Eggs flamenco)

Huevos a la Flamenca

Huevos a la flamenca (Eggs flamenco)

Huevos a la flamenca, also known as Eggs flamenco or  Andalusian baked eggs, is a traditional Spanish dish, with many regional variations.

Regardless of its origin, the basic recipe for huevos a la flamenca is to gently fry onions, garlic, tomatoes and peppers, add a pinch of paprika, salt and pepper, crack eggs over the mixture, add your choice of herbs and bake until the egg whites are set and the yolks still soft.

Easy, quick, filling and delicious.  Serve with crusty bread or garlic bread fresh out of the oven to elevate this dish to a substantial meal.

 


Photograph by Molly Elliott | CCBYND2.0

Vegetarian Loaded Baked Potatoes – 44 ideas for fillings

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Vegetarian Loaded Baked Potatoes

44 easy ways to feed a family!  Make your loaded potatoes as gourmet or family friendly as you like.  Or set up a vegetarian baked potato bar – set out your choice of fillings while the potatoes are baking and let everyone top their own potato. Read more

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