10 Vegetarian Recipes & Hacks for a Tastier Result November 10, 2016

by Trisha Our Cooking tools

Vegetarian Inspiration for Flexitarians

Have you heard of this new Flexitarian phenomena? More and more of us are reducing the amount of meat we eat. But more often that not just removing the meat from a meat-centric dish isn’t very satisfying. So, here are our 10 favourite vegetarian recipes and little hacks for people who want to reduce the amount of meat they eat, for whatever reason but aren’t sure how to cook vegetarian food well.

Here are our best hacks to make your vegetarian food extra tasty and nutritious.

Vegetarian Recipe: Mushroom pie

Creamy Mushroom and Feta Pie

Mushrooms are a great substitute if you are craving meat, because the stock  and juices are slightly more meaty than other vegetables.

Vegetarian Cumin and Halloumi Freekeh Pilaf

Persian Freekeh Pilaf with
Mango Halloumi and Charred Peppers

How about some charring to give your peppers that delicious barbecue taste?

Vegetarian Shepherd's pie recipe

Psychedelic Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

Swap your standard vegetable for a different variety – instead of potatoes, get some purple ones.

vegetarian udon noodle recipe

Asian Mushroom Broth with Udon Noodles 

Asian spices and herbs add a hell of a punch of flavour.

Vegetarian Quinoa Pilaf recipe

Roasted Curried Parsnips
with Quinoa Pilaf and Pomegranate

Roasted root vegetables and nuts are a great way of adding depth of flavour.

vegetarian ragu recipe

Greek Ragu with Almond,
Aubergine and Basil Couscous

For soft, melt in your mouth aubergines – cook  them on a high heat in oil, followed by a low heat in a ragu for an hour or two.

Aubergine stuffed with goat's cheese vegetarian

Goats Cheese Stuffed Aubergine
with Chermoula Freekeh

The world of cheeses is your oyster. Goat’s cheese, halloumi and feta are a great start to add a twist.

vegetarian pasta recipe

Aubergine Tagliatelle with Chilli
and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Add flavour with pickled vegetables, sun dried tomatoes or chilli.

vegetarian paneer curry recipe

Aubergine and Paneer Curry
with Cinnamon Rice

Another cheese which is a must try for vegetarians is paneer. Indian cheese – great in a curry.

Vegetarian Risotto recipe

Leek and Courgette Risotto
with Toasted Pine Nuts
Try new vegetables with every dish – not the same ones!
Enjoy and if you have any other questions about cooking vegetarian food, head over to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages and leave us a comment. We’ll ask our chefs and get back to you!

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Sally says:

Hi. I absolutely love my veggie box every week and look back on previous recipes for ideas for the rest of the week Would it be possible to have a small grocery online shop as well for all the lovely spices etc as some I just can’t find in the supermarket

Tina Hector says:


Mrs Montserrat masot says:

I love animals and I am a vegetarian from age 13. I discover that a tiger have a very short intestine and digest any amount of meat in 20 minutes.the human body intestine takes almost 3 hours to digest as is 2 meters long.being a strict vegetarian is the best for everyone and the who?le environment benefits.I like to offer my 250 vegeterian recepies book to a suitable vegetarian person for 14 pounds only

frodo says:

Human intestines are 25 feet long, 7 – 8 meters! Hens it takes longer than 3hrs to digest meats.

Christine Rawle says:

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