National Vegetarian Week – Grilled Vegetable Tian

It’s much easier than you think to reduce the amount of meat that you eat benefitting your health, your budget and the environment. It’s National Vegetarian Week in the UK, and I’m celebrating it here on The 21st Century Housewife as well. I want to highlight the abundant variety of wonderful vegetarian recipes there are out Read More…

Mediterranean Vegetable Tart

Looking for inspiration for meat free meals? Look no further! This colourful, delicious Mediterranean Vegetable Tart is both easy and nutritious. Provided you use pastry that contains only vegetable fats and vegetarian cheese, it’s completely vegetarian as well. If you have leftover roast vegetables already in the fridge, this tart is the work of moments. Read More…

Quick and Easy Coq au Vin

‘Quick’ and ‘easy’ are not normally words you would use to describe Coq au Vin, a traditional slow-cooked French recipe originally developed to make the oldest, toughest poultry melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Peeling tiny shallots, browning chicken pieces, sautéing bacon and flaming the dish before it is stewed make it a rather high maintenance dish. My version Read More…

Spinach Florentine Pasta Bake

Photos by Alex J Harris My Spinach Florentine Pasta Bake was inspired by a recipe from the late Linda McCartney’s book, ‘Linda’s Kitchen’. Her layered Spinach Fusilli Bake always appealed to me, except that I wasn’t keen on the idea of a layer of pasta dressed with olive oil and garlic in the middle, and Read More…