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Here’s a quick heads-up for you…. National Vegetarian Week is coming up very soon, (16th – 22nd May). How will you be marking it? There are so many ways to celebrate vegetarian food during the week – the website is a great source of ideas… how about inviting friends round for a meal, sharing some veggie food with your colleagues, or organising a community event to spread the meat-free love?
Once again, I’ve teamed up with Cranks to talk about all things veggie, and to share the story of our partnership, as part of the National Vegetarian Week ‘Share Your Stories’ campaign.
The Veg Space & Cranks: The Story
It all began with a cookbook I bought after reading a glowing review over 10 years ago; the wonderful Cranks Bible, packed with recipes that were really different, totally delicious and satisfying to make. One of those books from which you could be confident any recipe you picked would turn out really well.
Next, came the day more recently that Cranks got in touch to ask if I could come up with an idea for a ‘re-make’ of their signature dish, Homity Pie. This is the result – my Swiss Style Homity Pie, complete with rosti-style grated potato, white wine braised onions, and swiss cheeses.
I particularly enjoyed making the mini homity pie canapés – cute and delicious!
Next, Cranks invited me to do a ‘website takeover’ for the month of April, writing recipes and articles for their site.
My first recipe was this Spring Greens Coconut Curry, which you can find the recipe for over on their website.
And later came this Spring Vegetable Parsley Pesto Tart, a creamy pine nut and parsley sauce with green seasonal vegetables, sandwiched between two layers of puff pastry.
Perfect for a springtime Sunday lunch!
It is always fun to work with Cranks. We share a love of really delicious vegetarian food, without the fuss. Keep your eyes peeled for another Cranks recipe coming up later this week here on the blog. Its a particularly tasty one, even if I do say so myself!
A National Vegetarian Week Meal Plan
If you’re veggie-curious or a meat-reducer, National Vegetarian Week is the perfect opportunity to take the plunge and go completely vegetarian for the week, and see what happens. To help you out, here’s a meal plan of some of my favourite recipes to help you on the way:
- Monday 16th May – Veggie Shepherd’s Pie Jacket Potatoes
- Tuesday 17th May – Spicy Sesame & Edamame Noodles
- Wednesday 18th May – Veggie Sausage & Sun-Dried Tomato One Pot Pasta
- Thursday 19th May – Slow-Cooked Borlotti Bean Chilli
- Friday 20th May – Swiss Chard & New Potato Dhal
- Saturday 21st May – Baked Tortellini & Broccoli with a Garlic Bread Crust
- Sunday 22nd May – Porcini & Polenta Sausages & Mash
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of an ongoing partnership with Cranks. All opinions are my own.