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Early Vegetarian Recipes by Anne O'Connell

Thank you to everyone who commented on this blog over the last couple of weeks and we now have a winner of the National Vegetarian Week competition to win a copy of Early Vegetarian Recipes.

Congratulations to Yvonne at Krista, at the heart of it all.  I hope you enjoy the book!

share-banner-newNext week is National Vegetarian Week in the UK and the theme this year is ‘Share’.  So in keeping with the spirit of the week, I’ll be sharing (or giving away) a copy of my book, ‘Early Vegetarian Recipes’!  All you have to do to enter is make a comment on this blog by Thursday 21st May and your name will be put in the hat!  The winner announced and contacted for their postal address on Friday 22nd May. Good Luck


cauliflower recipesApparently the cauliflower has fallen from favour in the UK, as sales are in decline.  Maybe because people favour more exotic vegetables and are swayed by the advertised ‘superfood’ status of things like sweeet potatoes.  However, the humble cauliflower is not only tasty, cheap and versatile, it is an eco veg, as it can be grown in the UK all year round saving on food miles.

It should also shout more loudly about its own superfood status!  Michael van Straten lists it in his Superfood Pocketbook, detailing the cancer-fighting compounds, high levels of folic acid (protects against heart disease and birth defects) and, especially if you include the green leaves, vitamin C and beta carotene.  Also a useful source of B vitamins, tryptophan and omega 3!  What’s not to love?

Cauliflower is a descendant of the wild cabbage from Asia Minor, and has been popular in Turkey and Italy since at least 600 B.C. (Source:  Cauliflowers are not easy to grow, but are ‘satisfying’ apparently, check out the allotment keepers site for advice.

So how best to eat cauliflower?  Delish eaten raw with dips of course.  Or take a look at Abel and Cole’s excellent cauli recipes.

Or try this 1904 recipe from Early Vegetarian Recipes.

Cauliflower Fried by Mary Pope in Vegetarian Savouries

Boil a large cauliflower in salted water.  Cut up into suitable pieces.  Lay them while warm in a thick batter for 10 minutes.  Mix some bread crumbs with an equal quantity of grated cheese.  Take the cauliflower pieces one by one from the batter, cover with the crumbs, and fry in deep fat.

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