Sunday, 31 August 2014

Round Up #3 Eat Your Greens and Pasta Please September Challenge

Welcome to Eat Your Greens Round Up  #3.    This is a monthly vegetarian cooking challenge for food bloggers.  The  'Eat Your Greens'  challenge was launched a couple of months ago. The idea behind 'Eat Your Greens' is really simple, to make something with a green vegetable each month.  
So here are this months fabulous green eats ...  


Jasmine Trinity from Self Sufficient Cafe sends us this awesome green vegan Broad Bean 'Cheese'.  As soon as I saw it I bookmarked it to make, and guess what I actually made it. All I can say is go on over and check it out!
Helen from Fuss Free Flavours shares a gloriously Green Healthy Vegan Goddess Dressing made from mint, chives and dill.  It can be whizzed up in a blender within minutes and is perfect not just for green salads, but also over rice or tossed through some pasta.
Helene from  Croque Maman:  A French Mum's Cooking Secrets shares a Salade de Concombre translated as Cucumber Salad - the faint green colour is just so dreamy.  This Cucumber salad is fresh, creamy, crunchy and indulgent.  This sort of salad is really perfect to make and take on picnics, or BBQ.  I think it would be fantastic between two slices of bread too or even slathered on a crusty piece!  Eat this one like a lady! 
Manpreet from Eat Well, Feel Good shares Black Bean Zesty Chaat Salad.  I love Indian style chaat salads, but this one has me swooning.  Lots of greens here: celery, cucumber, cabbage, green pepper, as well as salad leaves such as Baby Kale, Chard, Romaine Lettuce and Spinach.  Perfect for these warm evenings. 
Janet from The Taste Space shared a Creamy Curried Green Lentil Salad.   The French green lentils are cooked then  tossed with capers and currants and then coated a curried  creamy dressing made with tahini and other store cupboard ingredients.   
Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares Salad with home-made buttermilk dressing. The salad is made with a mixture of leafy greens including  carrot top greens.  This certainly makes for interesting eating.
The lovely Linzi from Lancashire Food shares French Beans, Tomato and Cumin Salad made with homegrown veggies, both the golden french beans and tomatoes are from her garden.  The green salad is lightly aromatic from fresh coriander and cumin.   
Johanna from the fabulous vegetarian Green Gourmet Giraffe blog shared her Strawberry, Haloumi and Green Salad. This green salad with ruby red strawberries can be put together within minutes, providing you have all the ingredients to hand.   The greens come from the baby spinach and cucumber.  
Laura from How To Cook Good Food shared Okonomiyaki, a savoury Japanese Pancake. Okonomiyaki translated as 'anything you like, cooked'.  Laura used packet Okonomiyaki pancake flour mix and then added  some green vegetables to it, these were cabbage, courgettes and spring onions.  
Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary shares a wholesome and comforting Grilled Veggie Lasagne with Wild Garlic Pesto.  There are plenty of green vegetables in this lasagne: spinach, courgette and celery, but enhanced even further with wild garlic pesto, albeit from a jar, still sounds delicious and one to make come  Autumn. 
Laura from I'd Rather Bake Than.... shares a super duper Double Chocolate Courgette Cake, full of chocolate flavour and pockets of molten chocolate chunks. and moisture comes from courgettes.   Laura is making the most of her homegrown produce or bargains from the supermarkets.  She confesses that now (like me) she is a convert of courgettes in baked goods. She describes this as one of those easy quick to mix and get in the oven cakes - now that is what I like.
We have another cake made with courgettes, this Spiced Courgette Loaf comes from Vohn's Vittles.  It is healthy and loaded with nuts and seeds and spices like nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. Eat this any time of day, you will feel virtuous.   I also love how the green flecks from the grated courgettes just come through, so pretty. 
And finally, Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog shares delightful morsels Chocolate Chip Avocado Cookies. Look close and you can just about see the green mashed cream from the avocado.  Choclette describes them as particularly moreish, crisp on the inside and soft and chewy on the inside.  She does admit that they do taste of avocado, so it may not be to every ones taste, but I often say, don't dismiss them until you have tried them, then decided for sure.    

Thank you so much to every one who has participated in this months Eat Your Greens blogging challenge this month.  Please, please do go on over and check out each entry one by one and leave a comment.

Now onto September - September's Eat Your Greens has a theme.  
I have the pleasure of hosting Pasta Please and I have agreed with the lovely Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes to combine both Eat Your Greens and Pasta Please.  Please Follow this link for the details.   I know the linky has ended, but you can still share your recipes up until the 28th of September, so please either e mail me, or add the link to the comment section of this post. 
And link up your recipe here.  

21 comments:

  1. I have the perfect recipe photographed and ready to blog for this! Clearly I was meant to post it in September!

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    1. great, please feel free to link it when your ready.

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  2. fun greens - that broad bean cheese looks amazing - am sure I will have some for you this month

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    1. It is, I made some with coriander and was well impressed, will share soon, but pls do go by and check out the original

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  3. oh just one question - are you only accepting greens if they are with pasta?

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    1. oh that is a shame as I had some dishes earmarked for eat your greens - might manage a pasta one but will have to see how I go

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    2. Oh I am v. sorry Johanna, can you keep them for October (maybe)...

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    3. Have managed to get something in for eat your greens - not as much green looking as my vision but still has a decent amount of greens in it

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  4. Yes, I won,t always have a theme, but this month it is greens with pasta as I am hosting pasta please, sorry if this has scuppered you a little

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  5. A lovely round up - some mouthwatering recipes in there! Love the sound of that chaat salad. MMmmm!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. It does sound good.

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  6. So sad I missed this month! Great selection of dishes.... the cucumber salad looks so refreshing!

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    1. Thank you so much Kate, no worries, I hope you can participate this month with a GF pasta green dish, otherwise there is always the following month :)

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  7. Ooh there are some wonderful recipes here Shaheen. That broad bean cheese sounds particularly good and it's so beautifully presented too. Thanks for the super round-up.

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    1. Thanks Choclette, Yes I agree, it is very intriguing.

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  8. There are some delicious looking green recipes here! Great round up as ever too. I'll have to get my thinking cap on for Septembers and combine it with Vegan Mofo! :o)

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  9. There are some delicious looking green recipes here! Great round up as ever too. I'll have to get my thinking cap on for Septembers and combine it with Vegan Mofo! :o)

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    1. Thank you so much Jasmine, do hope you can participate

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  10. http://realhomecookedfood.blogspot.com/2014/09/whole-wheat-spinach-ravioli-with.html

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