This Month’s Recipes: August 2015

This Month's Recipes: August 2015. A collection of all the simple vegetarian recipes that appeared on AYB in August!

Well, summer is well and truly over! I woke up this morning to torrential rain. A great start to September – thanks for that, weather gods. No more lazing around in the sunshine all day long, sipping on cocktails with my husband. Nope, September means back to work, rainy days, and dark evenings.

Oh well. To be honest, I actually enjoy this time of year – a chance to refocus and set new challenges (yes I’m a total nerd).

Here’s what I got up to in August, in between pub lunches and walks in the park. You may notice that there’s a bit less than usual because cocktails and sunshine make me lazy.

The three most popular recipes in August were:

Smoked cheddar, walnut and broccoli tarts

Smoked cheddar, walnut and broccoli tarts

Homemade cheese and onion crisp bakes

Homemade cheese and onion crisp bakes

Caprese stuffed aubergines

Caprese stuffed aubergines

My personal favourite was:

Beer battered halloumi with homemade pickled onions

Beer battered halloumi with homemade pickled onions

And here are all the other recipes I posted in August (all three of them).

This Month's Recipes: August 2015. A collection of all the simple vegetarian recipes that appeared on AYB in August!

Apple cider BBQ sauce
Brûléed ginger and rhubarb cheesecake
Black olive and halloumi filo cigars

And I also put together a collection of my favourite easy vegetarian recipes – and I really do mean ‘bung it in the oven’ type dinners. No skill required.

51 easy vegetarian dinners

So there you have it! Hopefully I’ll bring you a bit more this month – I’m not a fan of sitting in my garden in the rain.

Did you all have fabulous summers?!

Beer battered halloumi with homemade pickled onions and tartar sauce

Beer battered halloumi with homemade pickled onions-5

If you were hoping for a light, healthy recipe today, move along (in fact, come back next time). If, on the other hand, you wanted a meal that's almost entirely homemade, you've come to the right place! Beer battered halloumi with homemade pickled onions and homemade tartar sauce. I'm not sure which part I'm more impressed with, but I know I'm super impressed with myself. … Read more

Smoked cheddar, walnut and broccoli tarts

Smoked cheddar, walnut and broccoli tarts-3

Would you call yourself a foodie? I know some people hate that word, and it's true that it sometimes has negative connotations - used to describe the sort of person who turns their nose up at anything short of champagne and truffles - but personally, I think it just means someone who loves food. And using that definition, I am definitely a foodie. But one thing I've never … Read more

Brûléed ginger and rhubarb cheesecake

Bruleed ginger and rhubarb cheesecake-7

Brûléed. All those accents are making me dizzy, but isn't that just one of the prettiest words ever?! Especially if you say it in a proper French accent, and even more especially when you think about what it actually means: crispy, almost-burned sugar, like you'd find on the top of a crème brûlée, that makes a pleasant crack as you tap it with a spoon. It's one of the most … Read more

Homemade cheese and onion crisp bakes

Homemade cheese and onion crisp bakes-4

If you've never had the cheese and onion crisp bakes from Marks and Spencer, you are missing a trick. They've not paid me to write this, in fact they most likely have no clue who I am, but I must say, Mr Marks and Mr Spencer: good job on the crisp bakes (side note: they are both very definitely long dead, but my appreciation still stands). If you live in a country that … Read more

Black olive and halloumi filo cigars

Black olive and halloumi filo cigars-2

You can't beat a take away after a tiring day - but a lot of the time we resist because they're usually not the healthiest option (not the way I order food, anyway...). However!! We've recently discovered a Turkish restaurant in our town which does amazing food that's a lot healthier than a creamy curry or oily chips. My new favourite thing ever is their vegetable kebab meal … Read more