Thursday, 22 January 2015

Our meals in pictures

I know I often post the menu for the week, but I thought you might like to see some photos of our meals. I don't always photograph everything we eat, but here is a selection for those of you who might be interested. I'm always very happy to pass on recipes if you'd like them. I spend a lot of time trawling the internet for vegan or gluten free recipes I can adapt to suit our dietary requirements. Apologies for the standard of photography!

Stuffed red peppers, filled with a spicy pepper, chilli and rice stuffing, served with a big mixed green salad

Thai vegetable stir fry, served with rice

Sesame tofu with roasted root vegetables

Chai latte rice pudding with apricots and pistachios

Bean crumble with green salad

Roasted root vegetable salad with garlicky yoghurt dressing

Vegetable chilli with sadza (polenta). I served this with peanut butter cabbage (not photographed)

What I notice from this is just how much vegetable matter there is! I think we would certainly be hitting out 5 a day quota! Also, it's often red/brown/orange combination. I guess as we move into the warmer months, there will be a lot more green vegetables making an appearance! 

Over the next week, I have planned:-
  • One-pot Cajun rice and beans
  • Spiced lentil and coconut Dahl
  • Veggie burgers and chips
  • Root vegetable crumble and coleslaw
  • Vegetable pad thai
  • Spinach, chick pea and potato hotpot with garlicky greens
My vegan GF bake will be Carrot and Pecan Muffins.

This week's shop came to just over £69. Then for the last few days of the month I will try to make do with whatever we have in the cupboards and deepfreeze to keep within my budget! 


  1. We are all meat eaters and have no diet problems, but I would quite happily eat your food, it looks delicious.

  2. Thank you! Theoretically I'm a meat eater too, but I'm not missing it much at the moment, so I'm happy to cut back for health and cost reasons. It's really made me do a whole load more research on different meals using vegetables and pulses as the main ingredient. I also go though a huge number of onions, garlic, ginger and spices! I'm looking forward to growing more herbs and salad leaves in the summer to add to the mix. Since adopting this new veggie diet, I have lost half a stone, my general health is much better and our food bills are half what they were!

  3. I love all those meals, and next weeks!! Can I come and live at your house? :)

  4. Thank you! We have an open house here so everyone is welcome! Frankly I may choose Cornwall over Suburbia myself!!