Meatfree Monday Roundup

Making Mondays meatless has never been this easy (+ healthy + delicious). So what’s for dinner?  Meatfree Monday Brupper Omelette       10-min Cheatza  Veggie Burgers   Chickpea, Butternut, And Coriander Fritters with Coconut Cream    Curried Butternut Soup with Homemade Yogurt Bread    Veggy Scramble Wrap    Aubergine Stack with Hummus and Tomato […]

Gluten Free, Low Fat A-MAIZE-ing Savoury Muffins

  MIELIES, as we call them in South Africa; the much over-looked naturally gluten-free staple of many African countries. Did I mention gluten-free and cheap? (Seems somewhat of an oxymoron, as most gluten-free foods cost a wheatless fortune!)   Ingredients: 2 cups mielie meal 4 cups water salt and pepper to taste 1-2 tsp cayenne […]

Meatfree Monday: Low Carb Leek, Cauli, and Coconut Soup

So, we already know that cauli is perfect low carb substitute for pizza base, mash, and rice. It also works wonders in a Leek & Potato Soup Makeover. And instead of heavy cream, I used coconut milk, which is even more delicious IMHO (Acronym Alert!). Ingredients: 4 leeks, chopped. PS – you can use the leaves! […]

Meatfree Monday: Cool as a Creamy Cucumber Soup

Taste first, judge after! For some reason, I had 3 cucumbers in the fridge – far too much gherkin for one gal to take. So Google helped me find a creamy cucumber soup recipe, and it was actually rather delicious. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, diced 1 […]

Meat Free Monday: Veggie Scramble Wraps

Is it too soon for another Meat Free Monday Brupper? Or may I please just have breakfast for every meal of the day? Spot the peanut butter… 🙂 After a holiday sans-veggies, my body was crying for some vegetation. Simply chop up every veggie you have in the fridge, scramble with eggs, and wrap it […]

Meat Free Monday: Warm Health Bread and Spiced Butternut Soup

Warm, hearty bread steamy from the oven, and a hot butternut soup with spices tickling at your nose… what could be cosier? And like my low fat, sugar free bananabread and beer bread.. no kneady yeast necessary! 1. Bread Ahead Ingredients: 500 ml Plain Yoghurt 2 Tbsp Honey 2 cups Nuttywheat Flour 1 cup White Flour […]

Meat Free Monday: Good Golly, she made that with Cauli?

Clever, clever cauliflower makes for a brilliant low-calorie substitute in some of your favourite carby treats. Meat-Free Monday friendly to boot! 1. Smashing! Ingredients: 1 Large Cauliflower Head 2 Garlic Cloves Black Pepper 3 Cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth ( Chicken Broth Works Too) Directions Cut off large stems of cauliflower and chop up the […]

Meat Free Monday: Butternut and Chickpea Fritters

Meat Free Magic… Ingredients 400 g butternut squash, peeled & cut into 1-2 cm cubes 1 tbsp honey 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tin cooked chickpeas, rinsed & drained 40 gr (1/3 cup) polenta/oats/flour (or breadcrumbs) plus extra for coating 1 tbsp garam masala 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp finely chopped […]

Meat Free Monday: 10 minute Veggie Burgers

As you may have noticed in previous Meat Free Monday posts, I’m always game for a quick, healthy fix on a Monday evening. I promise to make my own veggie burgers sometime soon, but for now… thank you Woolies for making a pattie so delicious that I would claim it as my own if it […]

Meat Free Monday: 2 Minute Peppadew and Feta Dip

Difficulty Level: 0.5; Tastiness: A solid 9.1 This dip/spread is actually too easy to be this tasty. Not exactly a meal, but you might just eat the whole jar.   Ingredients: 1 jar Peppadews, drained 1 Small container feta. drained A Tbsp of good quality olive oil Fresh herbs from your herb garden to taste […]

Meat Free Monday: Butternut, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry

This meal always brings back good memories of living in digs with 5 of my girlfriends, peeling butternut in the lounge so we didn’t miss out on the mindless conversations going on while we were on cooking duty.   Ingredients 1 can cooked chickpeas 1 medium butternut A large bunch of spinach 1 large onion […]

Meat Free Monday: 10 Minute Cheatza

No yeast at least… The perfect, surprisingly healthy, Meat Free Monday meal Ingredients: Wholewheat wraps (ah, haaaaa.. holla all y’all lovers of thin crust, high fibre, low calorie, easy-as-opening-a-bag pizza bases!) Toppings of choice: My personal favourite: Pesto sauce base Caramelized Onion (simply fry up onion rings with butter, sugar, and salt) Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Seeds […]

Herb 101: A Meat Free Monday Brupper

Breakfast for Supper, I could do almost every night. What you need: Free range eggs Tomato Spinach from your herb garden Spring onion from your herb garden Cheeses of choice Matches my toast. Win! Herb 101: Growing spring onion Time of year: Plant your seedlings in April-ish, and harvest in 8-10 weeks. Soil: I used bone meal […]