Black Bean, Coconut & Sweetcorn Stew | The Occasional Vegan

If you overdid it with the Easter eggs this weekend and you’re frightened to even look at food for fear of putting on more weight (please, tell me it’s not just me!), you’re going to love the recipe I’m sharing with you today. This hearty black bean, coconut and sweetcorn stew comes from The Occasional Vegan, the new cookbook from fellow Cardiff food blogger, Sarah Philpott of Vegging It. Scroll to the end of this post for your chance to WIN a copy of The Occasional Vegan!

Front cover of The Occasional Vegan cookbook

It’s been less than a month since The Occasional Vegan was published by Seren Books, and Sarah has already been invited to speak about her book on BBC Radio Wales and attracted praise from fellow food bloggers such as Hungry City Hippy, while Cardiff-based independent cafe chain, Llaeth & Siwgr (Milk and Sugar) is launching a new vegan menu featuring some of Sarah’s delicious dishes.

Telling the tale of Sarah’s voyage into veganism at the age of 30, The Occasional Vegan is conveniently divided into four sections: the working week (quick and easy breakfasts lunches and dinners), something for the weekend (lazy brunches, lunches and meals), high days and holidays (dishes for special occasions) and comfort food and childhood favourites (like cawl, moussaka and kievs). This comes in really handy if when you’re looking for last-minute dinner inspiration and don’t have time to flick through an entire cookbook.

I’ve been really excited about the release of Sarah’s cook book for some time now, as I was lucky enough to be involved in testing some of her recipes a few months ago. I especially loved ‘Satay-day night fever’ – a delicious medley of aubergine, green beans and peas in a creamy satay sauce made using coconut milk and peanut butter.

When I was kindly sent a copy of The Occasional Vegan recently, I couldn’t wait to try out some more of Sarah’s amazing vegan creations. I was particuarly drawn to the black bean, coconut and sweetcorn stew because it’s bit like a toss-up between a veggie chilli con carne and a Caribbean casserole, and it’s quick and easy enough to to enjoy as a week-night dinner.

Black bean, sweetcorn and coconut stew with brown rice, topped with avocado, red chilli and paired with fresh lime, sitting alongside The Occasional Vegan cookbook

All of the ingredients were fairly easy to get hold of, although I had to try a few different shops to get my hands on some black beans. In the end, I managed to pick some up in a local shop that sells international produce.

I can’t believe how simple and easy it was to make this black bean, coconut and sweetcorn stew, and it was incredibly satisfying too. I didn’t miss eating meat, as the dish was packed with spicy, aromatic flavour and the black beans added a delicious texture. As I cheated and used a microwaveable rice pouch rather than cook rice from scratch, it meant the whole meal was ready in no more than 15 minutes – and I’ve got more than enough left for another bowl for lunch tomorrow!

Close-up of Black pea, sweetcorn and coconut stew

You can get a copy of The Occasional Vegan via Amazon for just £11.20, although you can find Sarah’s recipe for black bean, coconut and sweetcorn stew below – and don’t miss your chance to WIN your own copy of the book at the end of my blog post!

 

Black Bean, Coconut and Sweetcorn Stew

Packed with black beans, this hearty dish is rich in zinc and antioxidants, with enough protein and fibre to leave you feeling comfortably full. The spicy tones are offset by a touch of coconut cream or milk, not to mention Sarah's secret ingredient - banana!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Sarah Philpott

Ingredients

  • 1 onion peeled and diced
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • 400 g canned tomatoes chopped or plum
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 bag fresh spinach
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds crushed (or dried coriander)
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 50 g coconut cream (or 200ml coconut milk)
  • 1 lime (juice of)
  • flat leaf parsley
  • 200 g brown rice
  • 150 g sweetcorn fresh, frozen or canned

Instructions

  1. Bring the brown rice to a boil and cook for 20-25 minutes, then drain.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil in a large pan over a high heat. Add the onion and allow it to sweat for around two minutes.

  3. Add the coriander seeds and chilli flakes, and cook for a further two minutes.

  4. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, red chilli and banana, and then reduce the heat.

  5. After two minutes, add the black beans and sweetcorn and stir well.

  6. Simmer for a further five minutes, then add the coconut cream and stir though the spinach.

  7. Allow to simmer for five minutes more, then serve with the brown rice, with the fresh parsley and lime juice sprinkled scattered over the dish. Avocado is optional, but very tasty! 

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Black bean, sweetcorn and coconut stew
Black Bean, Coconut and Sweetcorn Stew
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260 Comments

  1. April 3, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try out the recipe, especially as it means supporting a fellow welsh blogger! Entered the competition too 🙂

    Charli x

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:45 am

      It is such a lovely recipe. Good luck 🙂

  2. Andrea Upton
    April 3, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    I like lentils, a spaghetti bolognese made with lentils instead of mince is one of my favourites

  3. Asia
    April 3, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    I am the occasional vegan! I couldn’t give up on meat or seafood, but from time to time together with my bf we eat vegeterain and vegan dishes. And I like this dish! Thanks for sharing info about the book!

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:44 am

      I am the same. I do enjoy eating meat, but it’s surprising how little I miss it when I don’t have it. Veg can be surprisingly satisfying!

  4. Fred Nonterah
    April 4, 2018 / 1:45 am

    This is a bowl full of goodness, I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks. I love all the main ingredients and combining them is heavenly!

  5. April 4, 2018 / 5:47 am

    Oh, my! The stew looks so hearty and delish! It’s vegetarian, so I’d definitely love to try this out some time. 🙂
    I’d never have thought of adding banana to a stew. So interesting!

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Me neither, but it really works 🙂

  6. Lisa
    April 4, 2018 / 5:51 am

    I love getting new cookbooks! And this recipe looks tasty and filling!

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Me too – I love finding recipes on Pinterest, but there’s nothing like flicking through a decent cook book, is there?

  7. Charlotte Easton
    April 4, 2018 / 7:05 am

    A spicy dhal made with red lentils, sweet potato and spinach…and heaps of zingy, fresh coriander! Healthy, filling and wonderfully warming on cold nights.

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      Yummy. Fancy coming to cook for me?!

  8. Jen Oconnell
    April 4, 2018 / 7:43 am

    I’d love to try this book! I want to cut down on meat, but need some good recipes to convince my husband!

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      You would love this book. It’s great if you don’t often eat meat-free meals – lots of delicious dishes to ease you in!

  9. April 4, 2018 / 7:52 am

    I think it would have to be a nut roast. I love it when restaurants offer that on a Sunday.

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      I’ve actually never tried nut roast – bet it is tasty, though.

  10. janine atkin
    April 4, 2018 / 8:10 am

    quorn pieces with pasta and cheese sauce

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      What an excellent choice Janine!

  11. Mark R
    April 4, 2018 / 8:33 am

    I like a vegetable lasagne with lots of thickly sliced mushrooms

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Oh lovely! I’ll have to give that a go.

  12. Susan Lloyd
    April 4, 2018 / 8:35 am

    I love roasted vegetables x

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Me too – haven’t had them in a while – must change that soon!

  13. April 4, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Vegetable enchiladas, my boys had them at school and came home proclaiming their love for them so I make them all the time now

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      They are delicious – I love them with loads of cheese!

  14. Ritchie
    April 4, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Falafel and tabbouleh

  15. April 4, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    It is so tasty. Luckily for me, I have lots left over for lunch today – and stew always tastes better the next day, doesn’t it?!

  16. Camila Hurst
    April 4, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    This stew looks absolutely delicious! I love me some meatless dishes every now and then since I was a vegetarian for 16 years!! This looks like a winner!

    • April 4, 2018 / 12:41 pm

      It is delicious. So hearty and filling. Didn’t miss the meat at all!

  17. April
    April 4, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    How delicious! I’m not a vegan but I love vegetables. I eat vegan meals at least twice a week.

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:32 am

      I’m the same – it seems to make a big difference to my general health and wellbeing when I eat plenty of veg!

  18. Rachael Sexey
    April 4, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    One of our favourites is courgette risotto it’s delicious 💖

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:32 am

      That sounds ideal for the summer months!

  19. April 4, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    I would love to have this book I have recently made a lifestyle change and I am now a vegetarian, my favourite meat free dish is butternut squash curry and coconut rice x

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:31 am

      I love the sound of the coconut rice.

  20. Alison
    April 4, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    This looks great. I became a veggie a year ago, and an toying with the idea of veganism. Might do what the book says and be an occasional vegan 🙂

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:31 am

      It’s a diet choice that I really enjoy! Occasional meat-free meals are a great way to dip into the vegan lifestyle.

  21. Heather
    April 4, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    What a yummy stew! I am sure the leftovers are as good, if not, better. I love leftover stew as I feel the flavor really evolves even further. Yum!

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:30 am

      I totally agree – stew always tastes better the next day.

  22. April 4, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    I love sweet potato and chickpea curry!

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:30 am

      I haven’t tried sweet potato in curry before, I wonder what that’s like!

  23. April 4, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    This looks so filling and delicious! I love to try a good vegan recipe from time to time even though I’m not a strict vegan or anything for that matter 🙂

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:30 am

      I am the same. I could never give up meat completely, but the older I get, the more meat-free meals I find myself eating!

  24. Chris Andrews
    April 4, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know your favourite meat-free meal.

    . . . . . vegetable soup with crusty bread

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:29 am

      I love crusty bread and salted butter with hot soup… such a treat!

  25. Lucy
    April 4, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    I love having mushroom and asparagus risotto 🙂

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:31 am

      I love mushroom risotto – I will have to throw in some asparagus too next time!

  26. Rachel Craig
    April 4, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Macaroni cheese

  27. Jason Tolliss
    April 4, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    Do love a vegetable curry or mushroom stroganoff

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:29 am

      My mum does a delicious veggie curry!

  28. Jennifer Mai
    April 4, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Fav veggie meal is definitely veggie roast! Have one three times a week : D

  29. Rebecca Brown
    April 4, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    I really love curried vegetables served with cauliflower rice – yum!

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:28 am

      I’ve never tried cauliflower rice but I think I would adore it!

  30. sarah Mackay
    April 4, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    It would have to be vegetable lasagna

  31. Margaret Gallagher
    April 4, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Penne pasta with basil and garlic pesto

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:28 am

      I knew I should’ve eaten lunch before reading these comments!

  32. Solange
    April 4, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    I love mushroom risotto.

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:27 am

      That’s one of my favourite kinds of risotto. Porcini mushrooms are the best.

  33. Judith Allen
    April 4, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    This does look tasty, black beans are my favourite. My go to is houmous, bought or homemade, I love it. In a wholemeal pita with grated carrot is good.

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:27 am

      I love pitta bread, especially fresh pitta – mmm!

  34. DAWN WINSKILL
    April 5, 2018 / 2:34 am

    I like a halloumi, red onion and red/green peppers stir-fry.

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Oh yummy – I’ll have to give that a go!

  35. emilyfowlerwrites
    April 5, 2018 / 10:10 am

    As a non-occasional vegan 😉 I have many favourites! Black bean chilli is one of my all time faves though 🙂

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:26 am

      It has definitely become one of my favourite meat-free meals!

  36. Natalie Turner
    April 5, 2018 / 10:48 am

    A lovely veggie chilli with some curly fries and garlic bread yum

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:26 am

      Mmm – gotta have the garlic bread!

  37. Lyndsey
    April 5, 2018 / 11:30 am

    Crispy ginger and sesame tofu is one of my fave meat free meals

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:32 am

      Yummy. The sesame tofu is particularly appealing.

  38. April 5, 2018 / 11:40 am

    This looks stunning, Kacie! I do love coconut stew – it’s defo underrated!

    • April 5, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      Thank you, I’m so glad that you think so 🙂 I can’t believe I’ve never made anything like this before; it was amazing!

  39. Richard Eldred Hawes
    April 5, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    What I really like is cauliflower cheese with tomatoes and mushrooms

    • April 5, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      That sounds heavenly, Richard! Mmmm…

  40. Sheena Batey
    April 5, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Macaroni cheese

  41. April 5, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Our favorite vegetarian recipe is a fabulous mushroom soup.

  42. Cath English
    April 5, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    I love Buddha bowls….I use up lots of food in these, butternut squash, rice, avocado. Filling and delicious.

    • April 5, 2018 / 4:48 pm

      I must try one of these Buddha bowls for myself – I’ve heard so much about them!

  43. sarah rees
    April 5, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    vegetable lasagna

    • April 5, 2018 / 4:48 pm

      Mmmm – that is a fantastic choice Sarah!

  44. Frances H
    April 5, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Mushroom risotto.

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      That’s one of my favourite meat-free meals. I make a mean porcini mushroom risotto <3

  45. Maxine G
    April 5, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    Caponata, a really tasty aubergine stew from Italy with olives and capers – a real taste of sunshine!

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      Yummy. Aubergine is so under-rated!

  46. Lisa Dolatowski
    April 5, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Indian potato pie for the Dolatowski kitchen!

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:25 pm

      Oooh, that sounds delicious Lisa – I wish I could try it for myself!

  47. Judith Allen
    April 5, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Love the texture of black beans, think they are my favourite. My go to quick vegan meal is wholemeal pita with houmous and grated carrot. Bought houmous or homemade, I’ve not met one I don’t like. I’m not vegan, but my daughter is, and this has long been a favourite.

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:25 pm

      I love houmous and pitta too, it’s so comforting. Sometimes I have it with some celery as well.

  48. Annabel Greaves
    April 5, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    I love hummus

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:25 pm

      Me too. I love it with fresh pitta – mmm!

  49. lynn neal
    April 5, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    I love to make a vegetable curry using whatever veggies are in season!

  50. Catherine Stewart
    April 5, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Veggie Thai curry!

    • April 5, 2018 / 11:24 pm

      Great choice! I love Thai green curry especially.

  51. laura stewart
    April 5, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    i like egg and chips 🙂 x

  52. ElizM
    April 5, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    veggie green thai curry

  53. Jaye
    April 6, 2018 / 12:07 am

    I’ve been eyeing this book up. I eat vegetarian at home and my sister is vegan so it would be great when she comes to stay as it looks like it has some great recipes! My favourite is falafel!

    • April 6, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      I think you would enjoy this book, there are a few recipes that I’m looking forward to try and most of them are quite easy to make too 🙂 Falafel seems to be a popular choice!

  54. Jaye
    April 6, 2018 / 12:55 am

    I’d have to say falafel!

  55. April 6, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I love the sound of this dish, looks delicious too and being an Occasional Vegan really appeals to me…
    My favourite vegetarian meals are made using roasted veg. I make a vegetarian tartiflette too using wild mushrooms in place of the bacon!

    • April 6, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      That sounds scrumptious. I love wild mushrooms! I do enjoy eating meatless meals and I will look forward to working my way through some of the other recipes in this book.

  56. Kelly
    April 6, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Looks great! Love black beans, especially in enchiladas.

    • April 9, 2018 / 5:15 pm

      I love black beans too, they’re so comforting and filling.

    • April 9, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Mac n’cheese is probably one of my favourite meat-free meals <3

  57. Sue Cook
    April 6, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Hubby and I are trying hard to be veggies, being doing well, but this book would make the ‘difficult’ days so much easier when inspiration has left me.

    • April 9, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      Definitely – there are several really quick and easy meals in here that are great to rustle up when you’re short on ideas.

  58. Sue Cook
    April 6, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    Pasta with whatever veg is in season is my standby but would love to have this great book at hand.

    • April 9, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      It is a fabulous book. I’m sure you’d find lots of recipes you love in here.

  59. April 6, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    Veg lasagne.

  60. Lyn Geddes
    April 6, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Home made nut roast from my ancient Cranks book!

    • April 9, 2018 / 3:26 pm

      I would love to taste that for myself Lyn!

  61. Lucy Gardner
    April 7, 2018 / 10:28 am

    This looks awesome, my brother is vegan and I always struggle to cater for him, this would definitely help!

    • April 9, 2018 / 3:23 pm

      You would find this book so useful!

  62. Lucy Gardner
    April 7, 2018 / 10:30 am

    My fav meat free meal is halloumi and bean stew, but it’s certainly not vegan 🙈

    • April 9, 2018 / 3:22 pm

      I love halloumi too, especially grilled halloumi!

  63. ROBERT MCINTOSH
    April 7, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Beetroot mornay and garlic bread with a mixed salad -very yummy

    • April 9, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      Ooh, now you’re making me drool Robert!

  64. Sarah-Dawn Pope
    April 7, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Rajma masala – a red kidney bean curry. Easy to make and absolutely delicious

  65. claire woods
    April 8, 2018 / 10:14 am

    mushroom risotto

  66. Juli Savage
    April 8, 2018 / 10:22 am

    A simple veggie stir fry – quick and easy

  67. Selina F
    April 8, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Red Thai aubergine curry with sticky rice.

    • April 9, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      I’ve never tried it with aubergine, but I bet it is lovely.

  68. Kim Styles
    April 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I love curried spinach and potato cakes

    • April 9, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      They sound delicious Kim – mmmm!

  69. Sheila Reeves @cakereev
    April 8, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    My favourite dish is Tagliatelle Broccollo – so simple but absolutely delicious

    • April 9, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      That sounds so good – does it contain broccoli?

  70. Amy Jo McLellan
    April 8, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    I love the whole concept of this book! My favourite meat free meal is my mum’s veggie bolognese.

    • April 9, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      I love a good veggie spag bol too! With spiralized sweet potato – scrumptious.

  71. Mark Mccaffery
    April 9, 2018 / 1:44 am

    It would have to be a vegetable lasagne.

  72. Margaret Mccaffery
    April 9, 2018 / 6:56 am

    Vegetable soup

  73. Sarah Mccaffery
    April 9, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    My favourite vegetarian dish would be vegetable lasagne.

  74. Victoria Prince
    April 9, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    I love the look of this book, and that recipe sounds yummy! I think my favourite meat-free recipe is lentil lasagne 🙂

    • April 10, 2018 / 12:24 pm

      Oh, that sounds good – I’ll have to try it for myself sometime.

  75. Jade Hewlett
    April 9, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    I like vegetable lasagne

    • April 10, 2018 / 12:24 pm

      That seems like a popular choice!

  76. Simone Griffin
    April 9, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    I love a vegetable lasagne or moussaka made from scratch with loads of vegetables x

    • April 10, 2018 / 12:38 pm

      I love a moussaka. One of my friends made one once and it took hours, but it was well worth the wait.

    • April 10, 2018 / 12:22 pm

      Great choice – I love a porcini mushroom risotto myself

  77. Glyn Green
    April 10, 2018 / 10:06 am

    One of my favourite vegan dishes is chickpea & mushroom curry. It’s been a cheap, and delicious, stand-by for quite some time!

    • April 10, 2018 / 11:50 am

      Ooh, I’ll have to give that a go!

    • April 10, 2018 / 11:49 am

      That is a lovely dish! I like it with lots of mushrooms in.

  78. Kim M
    April 10, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Like a vegetarian chilli x

    • April 10, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Mmm, me too – with lots of beans in it!

  79. Joanna Ford
    April 10, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Macaroni Cheese

  80. April 10, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    vegetable shepherd’s pie

    • April 11, 2018 / 10:56 am

      I haven’t tried that before, but I’d love to – it sounds delicious!

  81. beccabarnessheffield
    April 11, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Hands down has to be veggie lasagne! 🙂

  82. lozzle77
    April 12, 2018 / 10:20 am

    mushroom risotto

    • April 12, 2018 / 11:57 am

      I love it with porcini mushrooms, mmm!

  83. Mandy Betts
    April 13, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Mary Berry’s mushroom lasagne is pretty epic

  84. Emma C
    April 14, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Love some stuffed courgettes

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Mmm. Stuffed marrow is delicious too!

  85. Emily Niven
    April 14, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    Looks delicious! I love making vegan stew

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      I really enjoyed making this too 🙂

  86. Carole Nott
    April 14, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    a tasty vegetable lasagna with lots of cheese always goes well

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      I love it with loads of cheese too Carole – mmmM!

  87. sheri Darby
    April 14, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Chick Pea curry

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:42 pm

      I love it too, especially served with some fresh paratha on the side.

  88. Rai
    April 14, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    Mushroom and crayfish tagliatelli in a sauce with cream, cheese, sweetcorn and mustard. Thinly sliced veg like green beans or purple sprouting is a nice addition too.

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      Wow, that sounds so unique. I guess it’s not technically meat-free as it contains crayfish, but they could be omitted for a vegan meal 🙂

  89. Kimberley Grant
    April 15, 2018 / 4:02 am

    I love a lentil curry

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      Me too. It can be so tasty and filling.

  90. claire griffiths
    April 15, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    i really like veggie lasagne yummy

  91. Amanda Norwood
    April 15, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    Vegetable chilli

  92. Stacy Fenemore
    April 15, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    mushroom stroganoff

  93. Charmaine Dance
    April 15, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    This looks delicious!

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:37 pm

      It was so good. I will have to make it again sometime.

  94. zoe g
    April 15, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    a simple tomato based pasta sauce is always delicious

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:36 pm

      Too right. I like it with a touch of chilli.

  95. paula cheadle
    April 15, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    I love home made bubble and squeak

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:35 pm

      oh me too! My mum does the best bubble and squeak.

  96. Christopher Read
    April 15, 2018 / 11:59 pm

    Vegetable pizza is my favourite! 🙂 Great comp – thanks for running

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:35 pm

      I love a veggie pizza with lots of jalapenos on – mmm!

  97. J Legg
    April 16, 2018 / 1:36 am

    Lentil bolognese

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:34 pm

      I bet the lemon adds lots of extra flavour.

  98. April 16, 2018 / 9:54 am

    Pasta with home grown basil and home made pesto

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:33 pm

      I love homemade pesto – so much better than shop-bought!

  99. JAN COX
    April 16, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Been a veggie for years & now moving to more to vegan. Favourite dish is 5 bean stew x

  100. ruth lee
    April 16, 2018 / 11:37 am

    vegetable curry

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:33 pm

      Great way to use up leftover veg!

  101. Deborah Clarke
    April 16, 2018 / 11:44 am

    I’m meant free and the family eat meat free the majority of the time . My 2 bean Mexican lasagne is a firm favourite in our house #win

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:33 pm

      I love Mexican beans. Never had them in lasagne but I bet I would enjoy that.

  102. B West
    April 16, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Roasted mushroom sous cous <3 basically anything with mushrooms in 🙂

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:32 pm

      I love homemade cous cous – it’s surprising how flavoursome it can be and I love experimenting with different flavours.

  103. dana
    April 16, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    vegetarian lasagne

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      That is a delicious choice, Dana.

  104. greig spencer
    April 16, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    quorn pieces with pasta and a chilli sauce

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      I’ve never really liked the texture of Quorn, but I do love a spicy tomato pasta sauce!

  105. stephanie
    April 16, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    love the lasagna

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:30 pm

      I adore lasagne. Veggie lasagne can be just as tasty!

  106. April 16, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    This cookbook looks incredible, I loved all the dishes you made. We are a young family of & and are all vegan, this would be a wonderful asset to our family. <3

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      It sounds like this book was made for you 🙂

  107. katie smith
    April 16, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Sweet potato, lentil and chickpea curry. Super yummy!

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:30 pm

      A few people have suggested that – I must try it myself sometime.

  108. April 16, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    Oh my, that looks absolutely delicious! Great that the ingredients are so readily available, the coconut feels like such an amazing touch though, just a layer of additional sweet richness!

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      The coconut really did add that edge, you’re right 🙂 It made the dish creamy and slightly sweet – mmmm!

  109. Dean T
    April 16, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    My fave meat free meal is a greek classic Gigantes Plakis (spelling probably wrong), sort of a tomato and broad bean casserole my Greek friend eats often and got em to make!

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:30 pm

      Oh that sounds amazing. Greek food is so tasty. This sounds like a very good friend, haha

  110. carol Boffey
    April 16, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    veggie lasgna

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:28 pm

      That’s a great option. I love veggie lasagne.

  111. Ruth Wollerton
    April 16, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    I love caramalised onions and roasted vegetable omelettes – yummytastic

  112. April 16, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    I am vegetarian and my favourite meal is a mezze of spicy couscous, quinoa,green leafy salad, coleslaw,olives, beets, houmous and soda bread. It’s the sort of meal that you can just graze and eat a little and often.

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:27 pm

      I tried soda bread for the first time in Belfast recently; I’m not sure what I make of it.

  113. April 16, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    Mushroom stroganoff with rice or we like to have it with roast potatoes and any left over, which is very rare, we do with chips the next day. Yum.

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      I love using up leftovers – for some reason, food often tastes better the next day!

  114. Stefany Acaster
    April 16, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    mushroom risotto

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      I love that too. Especially with porcini mushrooms!

  115. louise
    April 16, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    kale and potato soup, it’s really filling and delicious

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:25 pm

      I bet. It sounds like a lovely variation on potato and leek soup.

  116. Lauren Main
    April 16, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Egg fried rice!

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:25 pm

      That would be one of my favourites, too!

  117. Natalie Crossan
    April 16, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Loooove vegetable lasange x

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      That has been a popular answer 🙂

  118. April 16, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    I love a sweet potato and chickpea curry mmmmmm!

  119. Laura Pritchard
    April 16, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    Chunky vegetable soup

  120. Cerys John
    April 16, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I love a vegetarian pad thai

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:17 pm

      I’m not sure I’ve ever tried a veggie one.

  121. Emma Middleton
    April 16, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    My mum makes the best Welsh rarebit evee

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:16 pm

      Mums are always the best cooks 🙂

  122. Lucy Chester
    April 16, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    My oldest son is vegan and my other son is vegetarian so always looking for new ideas. We love pasta and rice dishes and only add cheese to a main dish after taking out a potion for my son. We always have different types of mushrooms and vegetables and use different sauces for flavour

    • April 17, 2018 / 2:16 pm

      I love all the different kinds of mushrooms you can get. I am especially fond of porcini mushrooms.

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