Vegetarian Recipes

Mar 13, 2024 | 0 comments


Want to see any vegetarian recipes on Thrifty Lesley? Here they all are

Punjabi Cabbage
Punjabi Cabbage
Chocolate muffins
Chocolate Muffins. Quick, easy, great for packups and very cheap
snowman enjoying a vegetarian christmas
Vegetarian Christmas
wild garlic pesto in a glass jar, on a wooden board, with a spoon
Wild Garlic Pesto
red lentil and broccoli soup in a teal coloured bowl on a matching saucer, with a spoon.
Broccoli and Lentil Soup
home made Nutella on a small piece of bread
Healthier Nutella Alternative
Raisin pancakes
Raisin Pancakes
cranberry orange and ginger chutney
Home Made Christmas Hampers
Chocolate Ice Cream
No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream
a creamy vegetarian soup in a blue bowl on a gold charger
Cream of Cabbage Soup
hot ginger tea
Fresh Ginger Tea
Fresh lime simple syrup in a glass clip top jar
Homemade, fresh lime simple syrup
Vegan couscous salad on a plate, with black olives in a glass bowl
Vegan Couscous Salad
parsnip cake in close up
Parsnip Cake with Maple Syrup & Lemon
roulade recipe - half the roulade, overhead
A roulade recipe using mincemeat, Bramley apple and whipped cream - gluten free
leek crumble - on plate
Leek Crumble, with fresh and dried cranberries, and walnuts
Olive, soft cheese and cucumber sandwich
Olive, Soft Cheese and Cucumber Sandwich
pasta with soft cheese, tomato and olives
Pasta with Olives, Tomato & Soft Cheese
raisin biscuits - close up
Raisin Biscuits
caramelised onions
Caramelised Onions
simple red lentil tomato dahl in a mustard coloured dish
Simple Vegan Red Lentil Tomato Dahl
couscous salad
Salted Cashew Vegan Couscous Salad - warm or cold
vegan sweet potato soup
Vegan Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup
Carrot Jam - in jam pot
Carrot Jam
Soufflé Croûton Slice
Soufflé Croûton Slice
Barley, mushroom and spinach risotto
Barley, Mushroom & Spinach Risotto
cream cheese pizza on a blue speckled plate
Cream Cheese Pizza
Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup
Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup
carrot and sultana loaf - slices on plate, close up
Carrot & Sultana Loaf
oaty biscuits
Oaty Biscuits. Delicious, very versatile and totally irresistible!
pan fried falafel and carrot salad
Falafel with carrot salad
baked marmalade sponge in a white bowl
Baked Marmalade Sponge
how to make soup
Lentil Soup, my go to lunch time soup
broccoli pesto - in dish
Vegan Broccoli Pesto
Vegan sweetcorn fritters, with peas, oven wedges and ketchup, on a glass plate
Sweetcorn fritters, wedges & peas
close up of chickpea crumble, on a plate, with sides
Chickpea Crumble
fruit loaf - close up
An Easy Fruit Loaf
chole masala and nan bread
Chole Masala & Nan
apricot jam in a small glass dish
Apricot jam. Fresh and wonderful, and better than even the poshest versions you can buy!
The finished recipe, with parmesan
Spiced lentil balls
cheese and onion tart on plate
Cheese and Onion Tart
apple bread
Apple Bread
dozens of ideas and inspiration for Veganuary
Need some ideas for Veganuary?
mixed nut butter
Christmas leftovers - part 4. Chestnut Soup; Fruit Crumble Toppings; Mixed Nut Butter; Turkey Zombie Burgers
cooking parsnips
Christmas Leftovers - part 3. Turkey Burgers; Cheesy Pasta; Parsnip Dahl; Parsnip soup
welsh rarebit
Christmas Leftovers - part 2. Clementine salad; Preserved Clementine's; Turkey, Brie & Cranberry pie; Welsh Rarebit
Vegan BBQ Sauce
BBQ Sauce, it's vegan too
savoury popcorn recipe
Home made popcorn, less than half the price of shop bought
chocolate fudge cake
Chocolate Fudge Cake, made with / out eggs
Peanut noodles
Peanut Butter Noodles. Add chicken or fish, or keep it vegan
101 pancakes
Pancakes and not quite 101 ideas, sweet and savoury to fill them
Hazelnut Butter & Vegetable Bake
Hazelnut Butter Vegetable Bake - GF, DF & Vegan
butternut squash, coconut and ginger soup
Butternut Squash, Ginger & Coconut Soup - GF, NF, DF & Vegan
Fed up with plain cheese sandwiches? How about flavoured potted cheese?
summer tomatoes in a vegan panzanella
Panzanella with lovely sun ripened tomatoes.
celery, swede and chickpea bake
A Vegan Vegetable Bake - Celery, Swede & Chickpea
Home made honey smoked walnut butter. Easy, cheap and delicious!
Home made honey smoked walnut butter. Easy, cheap, versatile and super delicious
banana bread
Quick Banana Bread
Tomato & Almond Patè for a budget recipe
Tomato & Almond Patè
spicy vegetable fritters, a very cheap family meal
Vegetable Fritters
green pea hummus lasagna for a budget dinner
Green Pea Hummus Lasagna
vegan savoury cake
Vegan Savoury Loaf Cake
beetroot lasagna - vegetable lasagna
Beetroot Ragu Lasagna
side dishes
Something different to do as side dishes with everyday vegetables
vegetable lasagna, a tomato one
Tomato Lasagna
Lentil Ragu Lasagna
I say Lasagna you say Lasagne
almond nutella tart
Almond 'Nutella' Tart
Mushroom lasagna for a budget family meal
Mushroom Ragu Lasagna
red lentil ragu lasagna for a budget dinner
Lentil Ragu Lasagna
lentil pate for a budget breakfast
Lentil Pate
Black olive and tomato tapenade tart
Vegan Valentine Meal
veggie nut balls - with pasta, peas and parmesan
Lovely veggie Nut balls in a tomato sauce
cabbage, sultana and nut pasta bake in a ceramic dish
Cabbage, sultana and nut pasta bake
parsnip hummus
Another Trio of Vegetable Hummus - Beetroot, Parsnip and Swede
trio of vegetable hummus
A Trio of Vegetable Hummus
lentil ragu with spaghetti in a white bowl
Lentil ragu with spaghetti
snacky couscous bites
Couscous Snacky Lunchbox Bites
Sugar Free Chocolate, Cranberry and Walnut Tea Bread
Sugar Free Chocolate, Cranberry and Walnut Tea Bread
spiced broccoli soup recipe
Spiced Broccoli Soup. Delicious with tomato scone or herb bread
vegan crumble
Vegetarian Christmas Meal Plan - Vegan Walnut and Chestnut Crumble
spiced pot au chocolat
Vegetarian Christmas - Spiced Pot au Chocolat with a Spiced Biscuit
tomato stewed cauliflower a traditional Greek food.
Kounoupithi Yiahni or Tomato Stewed Cauliflower. A traditional Greek food
Cauliflower fritters a traditional Greek recipe
Kounoupidi tiganitó or Greek Fried Cauliflower
jacket potato
Jacket Potato Fillings
apricot jam
More uses for your wonderful home made jam
cherry baked oats
Baked Oats
green lentil salad
Green lentil, mushroom, raisin and cucumber salad, with a brinjal pickle and yoghurt dressing
carbonara sauce recipe
Spaghetti Carbonara - 41p a portion
Fudgy, gooey, white chocolate blondies
maple syrup granola
Maple Syrup, Toasted Almond & Cranberry Granola
how to make soup
Basics ....... How To Make Soup
Lentil nut loaf vegan, versatile & rather delicious
iceberg for lettuce soup
Lettuce Soup. Perfect to use up that half bag of salad leaves
vegetable and hummus pie
Vegetable and hummus pie
cranberry orange and ginger chutney
A wonderful winter chutney, Cranberry, orange and ginger
homemade hummus
Things You May Never Need To Buy Again - Hummus
Pasta sauce
Things You May Never Need To Buy Again - Pasta Sauce
tomato and chive soda bread
Tomato & Chive Soda Bread
Gajar Matar
Gajar Matar. Everyday vegetables wearing a sari
Sweet bean curry
Something I've been making for decades - Sweet Bean Curry
Bean and Quinoa Herby Salad
Bean and Quinoa, Lemon and Herb Salad
Stuffed potato cakes
Stuffed potato cakes
soy and ginger apples
OMG! These are AMAZING! Gingery soy sharp apples
Sweet and sour onions
Cipolline in Agrodolce (Onions in Sweet and Sour Sauce)
Vegetables for soup
Practically free soup using old veg and peelings stock
Runner bean pesto
Got too many runner beans? This lovely pesto will use up loads!
Walnut Nuttela wheat bisks
Walnut 'Nutella' and wheat bisks bites. These are so good they're dangerous!
30+ different flavours for baked bean hummus/pate
30+ different flavours for baked bean hummus / paté, a LCHF recipe, or fat free!
Self saucing chocolate pudding
Old fashioned self saucing chocolate pudding. Quick and easy, no complicated method, and a mere 20p a serving
Summer berries jam
Using up bits and pieces of fruit to make a lovely fresh Summer Berry jam
instant tomato pan fried focaccia
The easiest sundried tomatoes in olive oil - ever! And use them in instant tomato pan fried focaccia
no bake salted caramel cheesecake
Salted caramel cheesecake
flat breads in a pile
Lots of different things you can make, all using Magic Dough kept in the fridge
Three ingredient cake
How to make a cake with just 3 ingredients, or maybe even 2! For when the SHTF?
Fried lemon skins
Crispy Lemon Skin and refurbished pots
Roasted roots
I've found a new favourite thing!
Barley salad
Barley Salad, 59p. Versatile, delicious and very easy to make
Mulled wine
A brisk Sunday walk and a mulled wine apple crumble
Spinach and risotto pasta
Spinach and ricotta pasta
Home made mustard
Things you may never need to buy again - mustard
Paneer Curry
Paneer curry, using lovely home made paneer. 34p each and Yummy!
Home made paneer
Home made Paneer. Cheap, delicious, versatile and nutritious. What's not to like?
Sag aloo
A delicious Sag Aloo that really hits the spot.
granola breakfast bars
Gorgeous Granola Breakfast Bars. Super simple to make
apple curd
Apple Curd - a huge jar for 85p, and that's if you have to buy the apples!
Chow Mein
Chow mein - just like the takeaway?
river cottage a-z
I found a delicious new taste today
Plum pudding
Something old and something new. A lovely pie and a leftovers pudding
Really good home made Eccles cakes, 15p each
Rocket, watercress, basil and sunflower seed pesto. Nut and gluten free
Sage leaves
Sage, lemon and pumpkin seed pesto £2.99 for a huge jar
Mixed veg dauphinoise
Mixed vegetable dauphinoise for dinner, 47p
Wholemeal loaf
A sparkling water wholemeal loaf
Beetroot burgers
Beetroot burgers, 41p
Freeze dried vegetables
Freeze dried fruit and vegetables. Tasty? Economical? Desirable?
Tomato rolls
Tomato flavoured sparkling water rolls
Lentil flour and the simplest bread I've ever made
Chocolate, raisin and pecan muffins
Recipes for yesterday's baking - chapatti, muffins and a loaf
Home made bread
Chapatti, muffins and a warm salad
Carrot falafel
Raw chickpea carrot falafel, 15p. Delicious, with sweet variations too
Mushrooms on toast
Simple mushrooms on toast. A super simple plate of loveliness for any time of day
Cook book
Fiery Potatoes, spicy and delicious
Rosemary's flapjacks
Savoury flapjacks, fragrant with rosemary, caramelised onions and sweet chilli, 15p
Dahl soup ingredients
Mixed veg Dahl that turned into Dahl soup
Fishless kedgeree, 64p, or use it as vegetable rice, 25p
Spanish omelette
Spanish Omelette 46p, we had ours with sweet potato chips and kale crisps
Busy, busy and banana cake
Meal plan 10 - Pea fritters and chips, vegan
Auntie Louisa's Chutney
Cooked muesli
Ever tried cooking your muesli?
Home grown pumpkin curry, 77p if you buy it all
Veggie Lasagna 43p a serving - Meal Plan 10
Tom yum soup
Vegan 5:2 Tom Yum with shredded cabbage, 43p
Herby omelette
Herby Omelette, chips and peas 31p - Meal Plan 10
green tomato curry
Green Tomato Curry, vegan and using up LOADS of what I have
Herby scones
Herby Scones, 2p a scone - Meal Plan 10
Cheesy Bean Lasagna, based on a SW recipe, 60p a servi g
Roasted vegetable soup, with a scone and roasted onion topping, 32p
Deli Platter - Meal Plan 9, 64p
a pile of grated white cabbage
Cheese and potato salad with coleslaw - No Power Plan
raw carrots in a pile
Haslet & crudités, No Power Meal Plan
Quinoa burger
Now we're talking! An extremely yummy quinoa burger version, and some raspberry muffins
Protein packed Quinoa burgers, 32p for a 2 burger portion
Rose Elliott
Bircher Muesli, from 24p
Home made muesli, 9p
Raspberry mousse
Lots of pink, bees and raspberry ice cream or mousse, 31p
Another successful experiment. Mandarin ice cream, 17p
Couscous salad
No Power Meal Plan - Couscous Salad 50p a serving
hole 3
Roasted Vegetables in the Hole, 43p
walnut pasta
Salsa di Noci e Pasta - walnut sauce & pasta
peanut mousse
A versatile Peanut mousse that can be sweet or savoury, 7p a serving
Coffee and walnut cake
No sleep, a long walk and a big cake
peanut butter & jam mug cake
Peanut butter and jam mug cake, mmm, too easy
spicy katjan sauce
Vegan bean and spicy katjan sauce sandwich paste, 12p a sandwich, LOADS of variations
Happy Easter
Transform tomato cannon balls to taste bomb tomatoes
spinach and coconut dahl
Spinach & Coconut Dahl
Individual lunchtime pies, a bargainous 20p each. Won't get these in Greggs 🙂
chicken noodle soup in a white bowl with a spoon
Meal Plan 8 - Chicken Noodle Soup 20p
Butter Beans with Sauted Mixed Veg on a large white plate
Meal Plan 4 - Butter Beans with Sauted Mixed Veg, 38p
Crocus and nearly meal plan 8 soup
Meal Plan 8 - peanut butter and coconut pancakes with sweet chilli, 15p
Food vouchers and Meal Plan 8, Lentils, chilli and coconut with salad
Chocolate Roulade on a translucent plate.
An outstanding chocolate roulade
Cranberry Curd, lots and lots of other variations, including savoury ones
Stilton Quiche with Red Cabbage Coleslaw, 39p
mixed veg
Christmas Meal Plan - super simple mixed veg soup, with fresh crusty roll, 18p
Christmas Meal Plan - Stilton Jackets with Clementines & Yogort for pudding, 73p each
Muscovado and mixed fruit pudding, with double cream, 32p
20p lunch, 19p vanilla pods and extremely cheap vanilla & cinnamon extract
Percy Pumpkin Soup, version 2, 15p a portion, and top quality singing for the price of an internet connection
Roast Parsnip & Apple Salad, with Carrot, Raisin & Peanut Salad and Jacket Potato, total of 54p each
Raw Carrot, Apple and Cashew soup, with a Walnut Loaf & butter, 65p per serving. Plus how to stay on budget for the day
Green lentil cottage pie, 4 very generous portions, 56p each
Beachy Head
10,000 steps and gooseberry crumble
A freeform loaf and a broad bean & feta wrap
tomatoes for soup
Fresh tomato soup, 10p homegrown, 18p using tinned
CFR nut butter
Another CFR recipe, walnut & seed butter
Butter bean, pepper and carrot salad, with a lemon juice and coconut dressing, 84p
A garden visit, youth re-visited and salady musings on the bus
Coffee semi-freddo, 26p each, and a chocolate version, 37p
Mango, coconut and feta pasta
spring green breakfast pancakes
Spring green breakfast pancakes and really good tortillas
A mountainous larder, raspberries, pasta and crispy fish burger
jacket and cheese spread
Robin chicks, Resolutions lunch and Basics cheese spread (1)
Mealy worms, double crumbles and cooked radish
chilled radish soup
Novel uses for radishes
Lentil Dumplings, with Tomato Sauce, 20-30p a serving, + green vegetable
a stick of pepperoni
Week Six Meal Plan - Oats, Pepperoni & Eggs
Rosemary, mustard and cayenne scones, 12 for 53p
feta stuffed peppers
Aldi Bargains (3) Feta Stuffed Peppers 64p
Aldi Bargains (2) Mushroom Stroganoff, 70p
Aldi bargains (1) Peperonata, 53p
Fruit Trees, Date & Apple Muffins and Sugar Paste Flowers
A pile of pancakes on a plate
Pancakes, with lemon and sugar, the classic, and SUPER cheap!
Mincemeat and oat muffin
Muffins made with mincemeat and oats
chocolate, coconut, raisin and nut muffins
Chocolate, Coconut, Raisin and Chopped Nut Muffins
Avocado, Tomato & Orange Salad, 62p
Dahl Sambar 31p a portion, diet ideas, progress today & other kitchen happenings
Muscovado and Red Fruit Cheesecake, 50p a serving with the fruit, 33p without
Christmas Pie at the WI, not a 50p one!
Lemon Dahl from 18p to 24p depending on if you use value or basmati rice
Coconut Dahl, from 17p to 23p a portion depending on if you use value or basmati rice
Spicy chickpeas
Toasted Nan & Dahl, 38p a portion
pasta with tomato puree and soft cheese in a shallow duck egg blue coloured bowl.
Pasta, soft cheese and tomato purée, 25p a portion
baked potato
Potato and Onion Layer
muffins, uncooked
Apple and Spice Muffins, using no egg and my apples, 4p each, 9p if you buy the apples
Herb Bread, 6p a serving
Gigantes Plaki and pitta
curried parsnip soup
Spiced Parsnip Soup 17p a serving. Serve with tomato scone or herb bread
Butter Bean and Vegetable Curry
Granola, 8p a serving, 14p including the milk
Spring Green Pesto
bread pudding on a bakers shelf
Bread Pudden, made using leftover bread
Apples again - baked sponge with an apple base, and compote with raisin pancakes
Oaty Apple Crumble, use foraged fruit and it's even cheaper
Piccallili - around 84p a jar
vegan oat bars, filled with jam
Jammy Flapjack. This vegan oat bar can be savoury too
a head of cauliflower
Cauliflower and chick pea soup with little dumplings
Tomato Scones
carrot tied to a tree
Carrot Hummus, creamy with tahini
Creamy Apples and Croutons 37p a serving, 17p if you have apples in the garden
Sunday Lunch with no meat
Meatless Sunday Lunch
stuffed pancakes
Pancakes filled with Carrots, Onions and Peas in Soft Cheese
Olive drop scone, crispy fried onion, carrot ribbon salad
Olive Drop Scones, Crispy Fried Onions & Carrot Ribbon Salad
Filled pitta breads, stuffed with soft cheese, carrot and lemon zest & juice
Filled Pitta Breads, with Carrot, Lemon & Soft Cheese
Spinach Dumplings
Spinach Dumplings with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Stir fry
Vegetable Stir Fry, 51p a serving
Ginger Toast with Banana
Ginger Toast with Banana for breakfast today
a dish of croutons.
cinnamon toast
Cinnamon Toast for breakfast, 4p a slice
cauliflower leaves pesto in a small transparent plastic pot
Cauliflower Leaves Pesto
Olive Drop Scones, Garlicky Soft Cheese, 28p a serving
garlicky soft cheese on a pice of baguette on a white and blue plate.
Variations on a Soft Cheese theme, from 18p sandwiches to 25p dinners
egg, lentil, raisin, puy and curry sandwich
Egg, Lentil, Raisin, Puy & Curry Sandwich
courgette pasta
Courgette Pasta
a close up shot of a beetroot and feta tart.
Beetroot & Feta Tart. As good cold in a packed lunch as it is hot for dinner
Spicy Cabbage, Lentils & Nan
Spicy Cabbage, Lentils & Nan
Vegetable Casserole & Dumplings
vegetable crumble in a white dish, with tomatoes in the background
Vegetable Crumble. Root veg in a tomato sauce, topped with oats, cheese and salted peanuts
Pea Soup, from Meal Plan 1
Spiced broccoli soup recipe
Carrot & Lentil Soup - 20p a serving, Meal Plan 1
Hummus & Grated Carrot Sandwich
Vegan Fruit Scones
Fruit Scones that happen to be egg free and vegan
rolled out pastry draped over a hand
Making Pastry With Oil



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