Its National Vegetarian Week this week (Monday 18th May - Sunday 24th May), I will be putting a few posts up to give you a taste of my Vegetarian lifestyle & hopefully it might persuade you to to give it a go or try a few different things things.
The above delicious looking picture is one of my favourite meals, this is easy, quick and the ingredients aren't extortionate!
I used to use any supermarket's own pasta, mainly because of the great 20p/30p price tag. But that pasta isn't great quality & there is always a thick starch covering (not great to taste). Since turning Vegetarian I decided to branch out on my pasta (pasta is so versatile & makes for a nice quick dinner).
Orgran is a brand I found in my local health food store. This brand specializes in Gluten-Free products - baking, snacks, breakfast & pasta. Organ products are:
- Gluten Free
- Wheat Free
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Yeast Free
- GMO Free
I went for the Corn & Vegetable Shells, this particular pasta is made out of vegetables & corn. These only take approximately 8 minutes to cook in a saucepan and there is no starch residue! I like to use pesto or pastes with pastas (so easy & quick), this Olive Branch Greek Mezze Sun Dried Tomato Paste is the perfect addition for dinner! (Tesco's Finest also do a similar which is equally as delicious!) Obviously add this once you have drained all your pasta properly. At this stage I like to add some baby plum tomatoes & baby spinach. Mix it all together to make sure the paste cover's everything nicely and put the saucepan back on to simmer for a few moments while stirring.
Simple I know, but this makes for a jolly delicious vegetarian (and coincidentally Vegan) dinner.
Cost of dinner:
- Orgran Pasta - £1.89 from my local health food shop, Greens
- Olive Branch Sun Dried Tomato Paste - 190g jar, RRP £2.99 from my Vegan Kind Monthly Box, I have found a shop on Amazon too.
- Spinach - £1.50, 240g bag from Tesco.
- Baby Plum Tomatoes - £1, 250g pot from Tesco.
ALL these products are good for at least 5 meals, if not longer! Reasonably priced, healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan, Cruelty-Free and full of flavour!