National Vegetarian Week 13th – 19th May – Celebrate with Offers & Recipes

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National Vegetarian Week starts on Monday 13th – running to Sunday 19th May – thought it might be useful to pop up a thread to celebrate the week with some of the best offers around & some tasty (hopefully) recipes that I’ve used – have tried to find offers for the ingredients in these too

We aren’t Vegetarians ourselves but my youngest is not keen on the texture of meat, so over the last few years I have tried to introduce more vegetarian meals to help her, we’re not quite at flexitarian standards yet, as we still eat meat based main meals around 4 nights out of 7 and will continue to do so, I suppose you could say. we’re having our cake & eating it too

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The Best of Fresh


Lidl Deals – 9-15th May- Spring Onions 35p, Melon 99p, Asparagus Tips 95p.– credit andreocean

Aldi Super 6 – Thur 9th – Chantenay Carrots 500g 39p Cucumber 39p Little Gem Lettuce 39p Radish 39p Salad Tomatoes 6pk 55p Beetroot 500g 55p– credit BrummyGeezer

Baby Jersey Royal Potatoes 450g for 69p at Tesco – credit idontflycathay

Waste Not Fruit & Veg Box (Too Good to Waste boxes / Wonky) priced £1.50 each @ Lidl – credit Aiva

Stir Fry Meal Deal – Buy 1 Vegetable + 1 Noodle + 1 Sauce for £2.50 at Tesco

3 for 2 Selected Prepared Vegetables at Tesco

A list of in-store offers available at M&S, includes food/dinner offers and snacks– credit GamerTales

Morrisons Sweet Potatoes 1kg now £1
– credit Mo2783

Selected Quorn Picnic Food £1 at Asda

Tesco Jacket Potatoes 700G £0.39 / Salad Tomatoes 6 Pack £0.39 / Apple 5 Pack £0.49 / Large Asparagus Bundle £1.50 @ Tesco – credit reindeer333

Ready To Eat Medium Avocados Each £0.39 / Tesco Pineapple £0.49 @ Tesco– credit reindeer333

The Best of Frozen


Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Beef Roast with Red Wine & Shallot Glaze 500g £1.50 / 6 X Sausages £1 @ Sainsbury’s

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages x6 / 6 Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages / Mozzarella Quarter Pounder Burger x2 for £1 @ Asda – credit idontflycathay

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages x6 / Pulled Pork Quarter Pounder Burgers x2 / Mozzarella Quarter Pounder Burger x2 for £1 @ Morrisons – credit idontflycathay

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Roast 500g £2.62 Waitrose & Partners – credit jade1975

4 for £6 Selected Frozen Quorn Products at Asda

3 for £5 Selected Quorn at Tesco

3 for £4 on Selected Frozen Vegetarian at Morrisons

2 x Vegan No Bull Quarter Pounder Burgers was £2 now £1 / Linda McCartney’s 2 Vegetarian Mozzarella 1/4 LB Burgers £1 @ Iceland – more in OP

The Best of Tinned


KTC Chilli Beans in a Spicy Tomato Sauce 45p each or 4 for £1 @ Asda ( more tinned veg in offer inc Kala Chana, Rosecoco,Toms, Chickpeas)

Branston Baked Beans x 6 £2 Tesco in store and online – credit CheapandCheer

Baked beans and sausages / Beans and Vegetarian Sausages / Spaghetti rings & sausages 40p a tin @ Morrisons– credit emribena

East End Chopped Tomatoes 400g – 4 for £1 at B&M

Any 4 for £1 at Tesco – includes, chopped tomatoes, plum tomatoes, chickpeas & kidney beans


Being a working mum, I know how hard it is to plan a meal & cook for the family at the end of every day – so I thought it might be nice to share a few recipes / tips to help each other out – if you have any – please feel free to add in comments

Hidden Vegetable Pasta – contains 5 of your 5 a day


The basic recipe is below & it is freezable, so I often batch make & freeze – I’ve tried to find offers on the ingredients & linked to them

Ingredients – serves 4 – prep 15mins / cook minimum 50mins

1tbsp Olive Oil

1 large onion – chopped

2 celery sticks – chopped

2 carrots – chopped

200g leeks

2 peppers – deseeded & chopped – or I sometimes cheat & use Frozen

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

minced garlicto taste – I use equivalent of 2 cloves

1tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1 tbsp caster sugar

300g pasta of choice


1) Heat the oil in a large non-stick saucepan and gently cook the onion, celery, carrots and leek until soft – usually about 20 mins. Add the peppers and cook for a further 10 mins, then tip in the tomatoes, sugar and vinegar. Simmer for at least 20 mins – the longer the better really

2) Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, blitz the sauce with a hand blender until smooth, season and return to the heat to keep warm while the pasta cooks. Drain the pasta and toss through the sauce, serve with grated cheddar or Grated Mozzarella & Cheddarsprinkled over

Hidden Vegetable Mac & Cheese – suitable for vegetarians


Ingredients – serves 6 – prep 15mins / cook minimum 50mins

500g macaroi pasta

300g cauliflower– I use frozen but you can use fresh

250g butternut squash chunks– I use frozen but you can use fresh

2 carrots – chopped

500ml milk

300g cheddar grated

100g cream cheese

120ml water


1) Add water, cauliflower, squash, and carrots in a saucepan. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender.

2) Cook & drain macaroni – al dente as cooks again later

3) Add everything including cooking water BUT NOT macaroni into a blender, and blend until smooth.

4) Return blended veggies to the pot over medium heat, and add the milk, cheese, and cream cheese. Stir until smooth.

5) Add macaroni, reduce heat, mix thoroughly, and cover for 20 minutes

6) Serve ( can spinkle with more grated cheese if required )

Vegetable Bean Chilli – serves 4 – 6 – approx 20mins


You can do this with either tinned or frozen beans / veg


3 Tinsof choice – I use Chilli Beans, Black Eye Beans & Chickpeas


1 Bag of Birds Eye Frozen Mexican Bean Mix

1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes

minced garlic to taste – I use equivalent of 2 cloves

1tbsp Olive Oil

200ml vegetable stock

200g frozen mixed vegetables

1 onion – chopped

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp mild chilli powder

Riceof choice


1) Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions start to soften.

2) Add the garlic and the spices, stir quickly and fry for another minute.

3) Add the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock and bring to the boil.

4) Add the Tinned Beans or Bag of Frozen Mexican Bean Mix

5) Add frozen Mix Veg and cook for approx 10 minutes minutes.

6) Serve immediately with rice

Freebies & Resources

Free [Going Veggie: What to Eat] Book – Physical Copy by Post or PDF Digital Download Version from Vegetarian Society – credit GamerTales

Free National Vegetarian Week 2019 pack with Wall Chart Delivered or Download at – credit GamerTales

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