Flirting with vegetarianism is cheap, colourful, and generally leaves you feeling like you've done yourself a solid.
Turn your morning eggs into a comforting masterpiece with this recipe that touches on egg curry with rice. There are many versions in India, but perhaps the most famous is this Malayali breakfast dish from Kerala, a tangle of browned onions, curry leaves, green chillies and tomatoes. Try it with rice dosa, or some buttered toast!
Adam Liaw, of upcoming Destination Flavour Down Under, says miso and eggplant are a killer combo, particularly in this dish, known in Japan as nasu dengaku. The extra roasting of the miso gives a lovely nutty-sweet flavour.
Eating the rainbow is a cinch with this warm lentil salad with beetroot and pumpkin. It's sweetened with pomegranate molasses – a thick, tangy syrup made from the dark red juice of the pomegranate fruit.
Spring garlic is the straight, leek-like stems of growing garlic. It’s somewhat sweeter than mature garlic and lovely in spinach tartlets such as these. A handful of aged cheddar adds bite.
Israeli-born chef and veg lover Yotam Ottolenghi says this colourful riot of roasted sweet potatoes and sweet figs is one of the most popular dishes at his eponymous delis. It wholly depends, though, on the figs being sweet, moist and perfectly ripe.
Mushroom ragù with soft polenta and taleggio calls for an array of mushrooms (king brown, Swiss brown and oyster) with lots of garlic and herbs sitting atop a creamy base of soft polenta. You are excused for drooling.
Buckwheat is a gluten-free grain that's quick to cook and high in protein. With an earthy, nutty flavour, it teams perfectly with haloumi grilled with honey and lemon.
In this wholesome dish, the quinoa is cooked "risotto-style", producing a soft, creamy result without the starchiness of rice. Using vegetable stock makes this a great vegetarian option.
A great midweek meal for burger-loving vegos, these zesty quinoa numbers are a great reminder that meat doesn’t have to be the centre of every bun.
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