Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Mildreds: The Vegetarian Cookbook - A review & give-away

Mildreds Vegetarian Cookbook
A few years ago, I had a wonderful meal at Mildreds vegetarian restaurant in London's West End. There are no exclusively vegetarian restaurants where I live, so it's always a real treat to be able to choose anything from a menu, without scrutinising it for traces of chorizo or anchovy!

I recently found out that there's now a Mildreds cookbook, packed full of recipes for the sort of homely dishes served in the restaurant, including some of their classic starters, mains, mezze dishes and desserts. These are mainly a mix of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian-inspired recipes...just the sort of meals I love to both cook and eat.
"An exciting new cookery book from the popular vegetarian restaurant, Mildreds: The Vegetarian Cookbook has something for everyone. Whether you are a vegetarian, or are trying to cut down on your meat intake, the international influences in these recipes promise variety and flavour."

Once I'd had a quick browse, I was really excited to get cooking. First on the list was the vegan chocolate and peanut butter brownies, which tasted as good as they sounded. I then made the halloumi, courgette and mint fritters and the roast pepper and black olive lahmacuns (Turkish pizzas) which turned out really well, as you can see below.

I loved the book and it's one I'll definitely be returning to time and time again. The recipes are clearly laid out, easy to follow and use fresh and seasonal, mainstream ingredients, available from most supermarkets. They're marked with a V for vegan recipes and GF for gluten-free, but most recipes also include a vegan option if they contain eggs or dairy. Due to the unpretentious and fuss-free nature of the recipes, I would particularly recommend this book to new or young vegetarians, meat reducers and vegetarian families, who want to cook simple, quick and tasty, vegetarian food. 

For recipes and news from Mildreds, do pop over and take a look at their blog

Mildreds: The Vegetarian Cookbook by Mildreds, Photography by Jonathan Gregson, Published by Mitchell Beazley, £25, http://www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

I have a copy of this fabulous book to give away (UK ONLY). Just tell me your favourite vegetarian meal in a comment below and add your details to the Rafflecopter widget. Competition closes 12:00 am 16th June 2015.

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I received a complimentary copy of the book to review and one to give-away. All views expressed are my own.



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39 comments:

  1. spelt with spinach and beetroot flafals

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  2. Cauliflower and broccoli cheese

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  3. What's your favourite vegetarian dish? . . . . . . . cauliflower cheese

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  4. Courgettes and peppers lasagne

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  5. Vegetable pasta bake (but that's only because I have very basic vegetarian cooking skills lol

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  6. Vegetable Lasagne

    kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. Sweet potato, chick pea and spinach Thai curry :)

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  8. Aubergine and potato curry , chapatti and khichri :)

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  9. baked potato with coleslaw and roasted pepper

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  10. Vegetable lasagne - my absolute favourite. :)

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  11. Cannot beat my mum's vegetable lasagne with homemade chips or wedges - no-one else's comes close!

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  12. Cannot beat my mum's vegetable lasagne with homemade chips or wedges - no-one else's comes close!

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  13. Please don't enter me for the comp. as I was fortunate to win a copy of my own. Just wanted to let you know that I made the vegan Peanut Butter Brownies and added your review and give-away to the link. http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/mildreds-vegan-peanut-butter-brownies.html

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  14. Ooh, this book looks wonderful! My favourite meal at the moment is couscous with a lime and mint sauce, chickpeas and griddled halloumi - such a fresh and tasty meal!

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  15. vegetable curry- can make such a variety!

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  16. Enchiladas filled with refried beans - yummy!!

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  17. Enchiladas filled with refried beans - yummy!!

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  18. Looking at the other comments I feel very repetitive, but my mum makes the most gorgeous vegetable lasagne. Her lentil lasagne comes a close second!

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  19. Tagliatelle Broccolo - so easy and very tasty
    Sheila Reeves

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  20. Vegetarian Lasagne

    Trevor Linvell

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