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What’s the alternative?

Vegetarian swaps that you’ll want to live by...

Warners Budgens Taste Club
Health experts suggest that we should go meat free for a few days a week to improve health and wellbeing. To coincide with National Vegetarian Week from 15th-21st May, we’ve suggested the following swaps which are all great meat free alternatives for you and your family. Try them – you could be pleasantly surprised!
Warners Budgens Taste Club - What’s the alternative?

Lentils for Lamb

Lentils work well as a substitute for mince, especially when used in a dish like shepherd’s pie which has plenty of sauce and flavour. Make in the usual way, but add red or puy lentils once you’ve fried your onions and mushrooms. Cover with a tin of tomatoes, add garlic and herbs and grate in some carrot and sweet potato then top with vegetable stock. Cover and cook for 45 minutes until the flavours have merged and the lentils have softened but still retain some bite. Top with mashed sweet potato and vegetarian grated cheese.

Warners Budgens Taste Club - What’s the alternative?

Cheese for Chicken

Instead of a chicken stir-fry, try a halloumi stir-fry. Halloumi is a hard Cypriat cheese that takes on a delicious salted caramel flavour when fried. You can add the halloumi to the dish along with the vegetables but it works best when fried separately.

Warners Budgens Taste Club - What’s the alternative?

Beans for Beef

Bean burgers are making a popular comeback as more people experiment with new flavours. Use cannellini or butter beans as a base, and add breadcrumbs or egg to bind the ingredients. Beans need strong flavours, so add anything from mint, oregano and thyme to chilli, garlic and lemon – whatever works for you, and experiment with other vegetables – try adding grated beetroot, carrot or sweet potato into the mix for fun!

Warners Budgens Taste Club - What’s the alternative?

Tofu for Turkey

Soy bean curd has a pleasantly mild and subtle flavour, a bit like turkey, and can be used in all manner of ways. Try making tofu escalopes by lightly drizzling slices of tofu with soy sauce. Coat in flour, egg and breadcrumbs then fry on each side until cooked. Serve with new potatoes and a little salsa.

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