meat-free mondays

Kale IllustrationI want to champion the Meat Free Mondays campaign. It encourages people to help slow climate change, conserve precious natural resources and improve their health by having at least one plant-based day each week. Here are some dishes to inspire you.

Buddha Bowl with Miso Tahini Dressing

Buddha bowls combine a selection of delicious different bits and pieces, which, ideally vary in colour, taste and texture.

Roasted Red Pepper & Lentil Soup

A delicious, warming soup packed full of nutritious vegetables

Salsa Verde & Butternut Squash Soup

I think a really herby salsa verde is perhaps one of the most elevating condiments we can make, turning the simplest soup, steamed fish, chicken, plain pasta, or simple…

Veggie Nuggets

These nutritious nuggets don’t last very long at all in my house. Willow adores dipping them into a yogurt dip or homemade tomato sauce, and I love them with salad, or…

Courgette and Sweetcorn Fritters with a Yoghurt & Herb Dip

Fritters are a brilliant way of using up odds and ends, gluts of vegetables, or reimagining leftovers. They also freeze well if you want to do a big batch and, tend to be a…

Breakfast pizza

Pizza – for breakfast!?’ Yes! And it’s not all that strange when you consider the ingredients

Fruity breakfast crumble bars

These are great for grab-and-go breakfasts. They’re also a winner with kids and make a good after-school snack.

lazy dahl

I call it ‘lazy’ because I’ll sometimes use frozen chopped onions, garlic, ginger and chilli, and skip the toasting of the spices (just substituting an equivalent amount of…

Roasted Pumpkin Houmous

If pumpkin is out of season, this recipe will work just as well with butternut squash.

One Pot Veggie Pasta by Amelia Freer

One Pot Veggie Pasta

This one pot, lemony spaghetti is a lovely nod to warmer days ahead, while still offering comfort as we wait. It is, of course, incredibly simple to make and the washing up…

One-Tray Winter Roasted Salad

One-Tray Roasted Winter Salad

Roasted salads are a total game-changer for me. However sceptical you may be – just give it a go. The textures soften and the flavours enhance. It’s really no more…

Lentil and Mushroom Ragu by Amelia Freer

Lentil & Mushroom Ragu

This is a lovely meat-free Monday meal or a comforting, warming dish for a cosy night in. It is quick to make with simple ingredients and results in a complete, nourishing…

Autumn Salad with Artichokes and Beetroot

Autumn Salad

This multi-coloured and vibrant, warm roasted salad is a real celebration of autumn, my favourite month. The recipe is very forgiving so you can use other ingredients…

Egg Muffins, Amelia Freer

Egg ‘Muffins’

They are fluffy and light and a lovely way to feed a busy breakfast bunch AND they are great hot, warm or cold.  Play around with the fillings, use leftovers and make sure…

Winter Buddha Bowl by Amelia Freer

Winter Buddha Bowl

Buddha bowls are a really simple way to prepare a meal that is balanced, vibrant, healthy and diverse with plenty of colourful seasonal vegetables, a portion of protein,…

Nut Roast Served with a Rich Tomato Sauce

This is a lovely wintery nut roast that is wonderful for a Sunday lunch alternative to the meat roast or just a delicious meal to share with friends.

Brussels Sprouts Cashew Cheese

Brussels Sprouts Cashew Cheese

I try to include recipes for everyone, whatever your dietary preferences, and this is a great take on a classic if you cannot tolerate dairy or gluten, or if you are vegan. I…

Dairy Free Sweet Potato Cottage Pie | Waitrose

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie | Waitrose

There can be little more reward that a comforting, warming dish on a winter's day. And you know I’m all about adding in extra nutrients and vegetables where I can.

Aubergine & Chickpea Curry | Waitrose Aubergine & Chickpea Curry

Aubergine & Chickpea Curry

This is a bowl of warming, wholesome, nutritious goodness; containing many essential vitamins and minerals, as well as protein and fibre. To watch the video, click here: via…

Amelia Freer's 12 Favourite Things on Toast

12 Favourite Things on Toast

Here are a few ideas of delicious and nutritious toppings for toast that can be enjoyed for a leisurely breakfast, speedy lunch or a light supper, too.

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini & Miso Dipping Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini & Miso Dipping Sauce

Cauliflower contains a variety of nutrients including fibre, and vitamin C - which helps support our immune system. It is also totally delicious when roasted and pairs well…

English Summer Garden Salad

Garden Summer Salad

A beautiful salad is the epitome of summer when we are blessed with an abundance of resplendent seasonal produce.

Summary Potato Salad

Summery Potato Salad

Cooking, then cooling potatoes increases the ‘resistant starch’ in them. This is a type of fibre that the beneficial bacteria in our intestines love. It is called ‘resistant’…

Crunchy Vegetable ‘Tabbouleh’ with Coconut Cream & Herb Dressing

Crunchy Vegetable ‘Tabbouleh’ with Coconut Cream & Herb Dressing

This is a lovely starter to serve at a dinner party but I also eat this alone. The creaminess of the coconut cream with the crunch of the vegetables and the sharpness of the…

Chickpea & Aubergine Salad

Chickpea & Aubergine Salad

Chickpeas are a starchy carbohydrate, but they also contain protein. They are a brilliant substitute for meat, as demonstrated here in this filling meal.

Spiced Chickpea, Kale & Squash (or Pumpkin) Salad

Spiced Chickpea, Kale & Squash (or Pumpkin) Salad

This is a hearty salad, packed with flavour and goodness - it takes a little time to prepare but is a meal in itself, and is certainly worth it.

Sprout Slaw

Fragrant Sprout Slaw

Sprouts are in season from September all the way through until February but so many of us only eat them at Christmas.

Crisp Apple & Fennel Salad with Turmeric Dressing

Crisp Apple & Fennel Winter Salad with Turmeric Dressing

Salads aren't just for summer! As the seasons change, I continue trying to find ways to include them in my diet. This salad is the perfect combination of crunchy, creamy &…

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Store-cupboard Pasta