One in every 10 of us is vegetarian, according to a recent Roy Morgan survey of 20,000 Australians.
According to the Australian Vegetarian Society, Vegetarian eating is about consuming a wide variety of food prepared in an abundance of different ways.
“Being a good vegetarian means being adventurous and open-minded about food. It is not simply about eating a predictable menu, day in, day out. Many vegetarian staples had their origin in different countries hundreds of years ago… pasta from China (and later Italy), tofu from Japan and China, and tempeh from Indonesia. These are not merely substitutes for meat, but nutritious foods in themselves which have proved to be an excellent source of protein for centuries.”
With this in mind we thought is was fitting to dive into the Best Home Chef vegetarian recipes to help you put together a menu for meat-free meals. Use fresh, in-season vegetables for best results.
For the perfect starter when hosting a dinner party with wow-factor, try Smeg brand mentor Luca Ciano’s Eggplant and Ricotta Rolls (without pancetta) which are
easy to make and taste delicious. We sampled them in the Best Home Chef office and they are extremely moreish.
Or, for a main meal or something a bit more substantial, you could try Kevin Attard’s Vegetarian Moussaka .
For salads to accompany your meat-free Monday, you could try Melissa Allen’s Roasted Pumpkin, Beetroot, Red Quinoa and Fetta Salad. Quinoa can be a difficult
seed to crack which is why we’ve written about some tips to cooking perfect quinoa to help you master this superfood.
or Luca Ciano’s Pomegranate and Fennel Salad.
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