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Mini Wraps

Mini Wraps

I’m always looking for quick & easy meals for the kids, especially ones which can be prepped ahead.  I spotted these spicy bean wraps while having a nose around on the Vegetarian Society’s Website & thought the kids would love them.

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Posted in 2014, Light Meals, Packed Lunch

Japanese Tofu Bowl

Japanese Tofu Bowl

Do you sometimes get in a food rut? I try really hard to have a variety of things on the menu, but one meal which has stayed the same for what feels like the last million years is wednesday night pizza.

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Posted in 2014, Light Meals, Starter, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mexican Quinoa Salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad

Since DC3’s arrival I’ve been trying to make my life easier when it comes to meal prep, so I’ve been looking for some interesting salads that are easy to make, I can eat at home, DH can take to work

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Posted in 2014, Light Meals, Packed Lunch, Starter, Vegan, Vegetarian

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad

I’ve been on the lookout for salads the whole family will enjoy & this recipe from the Oh She Glows Cookbook (on my amazon wish list!) is a noodly variation on our favourite raw pad thai & everyone loved it. Like this?

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Posted in 2014, Light Meals, Packed Lunch, Vegan, Vegetarian

Raw Pad Thai

Raw Pad Thai

When I saw this recipe on Oh She Glows I just knew I had to make it!  Or rather eat it, anything involving this much chopping I hand over to DH, as although I am perfectly capable, it will take

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Posted in 2014, Light Meals, Packed Lunch, Vegan, Vegetarian

Creamy White Bean Soup

Creamy White Bean Soup

I was intrigued by how this creamy bean soup could be vegan & was surprised to learn that the creamyness actually comes from ground up cashews!    Note: these need soaking for several hours before cooking – don’t forget! The original recipe used coconut

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Posted in 2014, Main Meal, Vegan, Vegetarian

White Bean and Avocado Sandwich

White Bean & Avocado Sandwich

A few weeks ago the unthinkable happened….. I got bored of hummus! <gasp!>  I couldn’t quite believe it myself, but even with a variety of additions (salad, harissa, avocado) I had eaten it so much I was bored of it!

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Posted in 2014, Dips, Packed Lunch, Vegan, Vegetarian

Red Lentil Pate

Red Lentil Pate

The kids will eat bucketfuls of hummus, and love lentils, so thought I would try them with this Red Lentil Pate…. It was easy enough to make, but didn’t go well with the kids.  DD1(5) refused to even try it

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Posted in 2014, Dips, Finger Food, Light Meals, Snacks, Starter, Vegan, Vegetarian

Bean & Rice Burritos

Bean & Rice Burritos

I found this burrito recipe on Vegetarian Dad’s blog & thought I’d give it a go to see if it would be a suitable take-to-work lunch. DH ended up making them while I played with the kids.  We both enjoyed them,

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Posted in Packed Lunch, Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Chilli (slow cooker)

Butternut Squash Chilli (slow cooker)

I think I saw this on Pinterest & thought it would be a change from our usual chilli & being able to do it in the slow cooker is always appealing! It was easy enough to make (I am a

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Posted in 2013, Main Meal, Slow Cooker, Vegan, Vegetarian
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