In the Kitchen: Meat Free Meals

There’s something about the summer months that has me leaning towards salads and cold meals, or meals without much meat content. There’s no real logic behind it, other than that generally meat free meals tend to be speedier to make, which is integral when the sun is shining and I’ve been destroyed by the evening commute! So with another two or so summer months to go I’m desperate for more meat free meals. Don’t get me wrong I love my stuffed sweet potatoes, caesar salads and pasta recipes, but I don’t want to get bored with them, so more options are needed asap.

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So after a bout of pinning and research, I’ve now got eleven more recipes to try. They range from super quick recipes to longer curries and they all look so delicious.

First up we have these yummy sounding cheese and broccoli bites, which are an ingenious idea. I bet they’d be yummy in a wrap or with couscous and roasted veg and some sweet chilli sauce. Oh and I bet they’d work as leftovers too. Halloumi is something I definitely don’t cook enough, so these harissa halloumi and veggie wraps need to happen! This cauliflower dhal looks yummy, although it might have to be a weekend meal option and not a mid-week one.

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Baked Brocolli Cheese Balls / Harissa Halloumi and Roasted Vegetables Wrap / Roasted Cauliflower Dhal

I’m a sucker for a sweet potato recipe – they’re just so versatile and easy to cook with – but its high time I tried some new ones, so these sweet potato chickpea burgers and fajita recipes are right up my street. How yummy do they look? And I bet they’re super simple too! Spinach lasagna roll ups sound a bit fancy, but they look like a delicious spinach pasta dish so I’m in!

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Sweet Potato Chickpea Burgers / Sweet Potato Fajitas Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

So I’m suitably intrigued by these courgette balls, the dish looks yummy and the creamy coconut tomato sauce idea sounds delicious. Is there anything better than a stuffed mushroom? I don’t think there is, except maybe balsamic miso glazed and pesto covered ones. Yum! This black bean flautus are on the list as I normally stick to enchiladas or fajitas, so branching out to other dishes sounds fun. Plus these take less than 30 minutes and come with a spicy avocado dip. YES!

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Courgette Kofta in Creamy Coconut Tomato Sauce / Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms / Black Bean Flautas

So granted this Spanish chickpea and spinach stew looks a bit more wintry than summery, but it also looks delicious. Perhaps I’ll bring it out on one or two of the colder nights we’re bound to have over the coming months. And now onto my final meat free meal, which is possibly a favourite! Stir fries are such a mid-week dinner win, but they’re always based around chicken, salmon or steak in our house. So I definitely need to try a meat free version, and this peanut one looks right up my street. Yeah for simple dishes.

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Spanish Chickpea Spinach Stew/ Peanut Noodle Stir Fry

Now I just have to decide which one I want to start first, I’m currently learning towards the broccoli and cheese bites or the sweet potato chickpea burgers. Decisions, decisions. For more yummy dinner options, including a fair few meat free meals, head on over to my ‘Savoury Yumminess’ board on Pinterest.

-Fi x