National Vegetarian Week (Friday update)

*Our vegetarian week was actually nine days as we included the weekend before as well.


For the past nine days we have eaten entirely vegetarian food at home. I have been completely vegetarian, as have hubby and younger son who has been choosing vegetarian options at school.

To engage the boys more, and help them to really think about whether they liked vegetarian food, I chose new recipes which we each scored out of 10.

These are our homemade main meals for the week with scores:

1st place with an astounding 40/40 was the Cheesy Lattice Pie – extremely worthy of the top spot, served with Dauphinoise Potatoes and Green Beans, this was an outstanding meal. My older son immediately asked if I would make it again!
2nd: Noodles in Spicy Peanut Sauce
3rd: Jacket Potato with Cheesy Leeks
4th: Cajun Quorn with Coriander Rice
Joint 5th: Tofu with Coconut Rice / Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine
7th: Gnocchi with Spinach and Tomato Sauce
8th: Quorn Chilli Tacos

And at the very bottom was the one freezer meal of veggie pizza and garlic bread with only 29 points… proof that homecooked is best!

I will definitely be repeating Vegetarian Week over the school summer holiday and hope to involve the boys in choosing the menu and cooking meals.

All recipes were from The Vegetarian Society.
I have included links and score breakdown below.

Tofu with coconut and lemongrass rice (9,9,9,7) Total 34/40

Chickpea, sweet potato and quinoa tagine (10,9,8,7) Total 34/40

Cajun Quorn with lime and coriander rice (10,10,8,7) Total 35/40

Baked potatoes with leeks and cheese (10,10,9,8) Total 37/40

Noodles with spring vegetables and spicy peanut sauce (10,10,9,9) Total 38/40

Cheesy lattice pie (all 10s!) Total 40/40

Black bean and Quorn chilli tacos (9,9,7,6) Total 31/40

Gnocchi with spinach, pepper and tomato sauce (10,8,8,7) Total 33/40



8 comments on “National Vegetarian Week (Friday update)”
  1. The recipes sound really yummy. Will try them soon. Thanks for sharing Karen.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      No worries, they have all been gorgeous. Keep an eye out for my post tomorrow when I share the scores!


      1. Sure. I am not going to miss it.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Em says:

    Yummy! Since I stopped eating meat, I discovered foods that I didn’t even know existed! It’s an exciting journey.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      I’m seriously considering making the change. I only eat fish and occasional chicken, I’ll decide once I’ve emptied the house of those.
      Do you have a favourite recipe?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Em says:

        I am not the best cook , but so far I am very impressed with quinoa burgers. They are very delicious.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Karen says:

        oh yes, they sound lovely.

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