Pan Fried Mackerel Fillets with Parsley, Mint and Anchovy Sauce

A lot of people have the wrong idea about Mackerel. Even me. I had only ever eaten it pickled or smoked and it wasn’t my favourite, to put it mildly. I really don’t like pickled or smoked fish. Even smoked salmon, but that is another story.  Anyway, I have recently discovered that served fresh, mackerel Read More…

Easy Vegetable Pot Pies

Who says you can’t have comforting pot pie if you are trying to cut back on meat? My Easy Vegetable Pot Pies mean you definitely can! This vegetarian version of a classic comfort food tastes great and it’s perfect for using up vegetables that are a little past their prime. Gently stewing the vegetables brings Read More…

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…

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…