Our favourite recipes for National Vegetarian Week

It’s National Vegetarian Week – a national campaign that encourages people to go vegetarian for a week and discover new, delicious and exciting food. 

From health considerations to animal welfare and environmental advocacy, there’s plenty of great reasons to go vegetarian.

This week, get stuck in and try going vegetarian with five delicious recipes to help you go meat-free.

Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto

This delicious risotto recipe is vegetarian and incorporates fresh summer flavours to create a twist on a warming comfort dish.

Butternut squash pasta bake

This delicious dish is a hearty supper for cosy evenings and also makes for easy batch cooking.

Asparagus, sweet potato and tomato shakshouka

Shake up your weekend brunch with this delicious and healthy shakshouka recipe with asparagus, sweet potato and tomato.

Pesto and goats’ cheese mushroom burgers

This is a perfect recipe for any reluctant vegetarians out there – it’s so rich, hearty and satisfying you’ll barely notice it doesn’t contain any meat!

Tenderstem & Cambazola Tartlet

Easy yet impressive, these tartlets are ideal for alfresco eating.

Are you a vegetarian? Would you consider trying it? Share your experiences in the comments below. 

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29th Jun 2020
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Just came across this "section" about vegetarianism on Silver Surfers website, and noticed that there were only 2 postings, and these were written several yrs ago ! Does this mean that older people tend NOT to be vegetarians ? I sort of think that I (already) know the answer = Although there "has" to be a certain number of senior vegetarians out there, I don't think there's a lot of them. < when I'm at the grocery store, in the "vegetarian food section," MOST of the folks buying vegetarian and/or vegan food are young people, in their 20's and 30's. Since I live in the USA, I'm wondering if "this" is the same over in England -- where almost everyone who's a vegetarian is a "young person," and there's hardly any SENIOR vegetarians ? ? ?
16th May 2017
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I'm not vegetarian, but that doesn't stop me enjoying vegetarian style food at home or when dining out. These recipes look and sound delicious. Thank you.

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