Portobello steak strips 5

Portobello ‘steak’ strips

These portobello ‘steak’ strips are not: – identical to real steak – going to fool anyone into thinking they’re real steak – as chewy as real steak (…I assume…) These portobello ‘steak’ strips are: – dark and smoky and full of flavour – useful as a vegan alternative for recipes that might otherwise call for steak… 

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Caramelised butternut squash quinoa burritos 3

Caramelised butternut squash and quinoa burritos

I did warn you that I was now on the butternut squash train, and it was no lie. This veg is here to stay (until January…). The gorgeous orange colour just makes me feel so cheerful! Which is very much appreciated when the weather’s a bit miserable outside. Do you know one way to transform… 

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Roasted vegetable chickpea pate 1

Roasted vegetable chickpea pâté

Who else is madly in love with roasted veg? I’ve said it before and I’ll almost certainly say it again – roasting is the less supernatural (and slightly more time-consuming) version of waving a magic wand over vegetables. It can literally transform something from a hard, bland lump to a sweet, sticky, crispy nugget of… 

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