Monday, 1 June 2015

Vegetable Palette: Favourite Vegetables #11

Welcome to May edition of The Vegetable Palette Round Up: natures colours - natures goodness''. 
The theme for May was Your Favourite Vegetables... and you fabulous bloggers did not disappoint, we had a bumper submission of vegetarian and vegan recipes.  (Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the new theme if you would like to take part this month).
The fist entry comes from Katie who blogs over at Feeding Boys and a Firefighter.  Katie shares with us a Zesty Courgette and Leek Soup which she describes as a light and uplifting soup when you're in a Spring - like mood but still need something warming.
We have another soup, this one comes from Camilla from FabFood4All.  Camilla shares with us a bowl of Simple Fat Free Spinach Soup.  She writes that whilst at school at a Home Economics class she was taught to eat iron rich leafy vegetables with something rich in vitamin C like a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice to allow the body to absorb more iron.  Interesting.  
Next we have a Creamy Veggie Pasta from C who blogs at Eating Enhanced  She writes that she likes both courgettes and broccoli, which made me smile as not many people I know like their greens - so its pleasing to note that C certainly does, a good example for some us for sure.  

Jen from Chardonnay & Samphire shares with us Sweet Potato, Aubergine with Tahini Dressing and Green Beans.  When Jen submitted her entry to me, in her e  mail she wrote 'Your favourite vegetable theme this month is such a challenge.  It was so tough trying to think of my ultimate dessert island vegetable would be.  Aubergine is definitely in the top 3, sweet potato in top 10, and this is one of my favourite suppers - a great hangover dish without all the carbs.   I like it. 
anet from the Taste Space loves Butter Lettuce, so shares with us a recipe for Butter Lettuce Wedge Salad and Tempeh Bacon.  I like how the Butter lettuce takes centre stage here. 
Next we have Caroline from Caroline Makes with Butternut Squash and Fennel Goats Cheese Tart.  Butternut Squash is one of Caroline's favourite vegetables because it is so versatile: it can be roasted, mashed, used in soups and salads, as well as hot meals.
Sadhna from Herbs, Spices and Traditions shares some impressive Baked Asparagus.  I love the simplicity of this recipe, what more can I say?!.  She writes asparagus is hard to come by, so you can see why such a special effort is made to make the most of a simple seasonal vegetable.
The Veg Hog shares with us cute Hedgehog shaped Ravioli with potato, olive and rosemary filling. As well as supporting Hedgehog Awareness Week 3rd - 9th May2015, the Veg Hog writes that one of her  favourite vegetables are potatoes, as they are so versatile, subtle yet tasty and also easy to cook in many shapes and forms.  
Helen from Family - Friends - Food shared with us a colourful plate of Sticky Baked Sweet Potato and Aubergines with Soy, Maple, Garlic and Ginger. I was rather surprised to read that the favourite vegetable here was aubergines aka eggplants, so many people dislike the texture, but Helen writes Aubergines are a first favourite in her home - they are tasty, versatile and easy to cook. 
Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen shared with us a pan of Spicy Chinese Greens being cooked over a Nordic Fire.  Wow, that looks dramatic, and I have no doubt the finished dish was delicious that included chickpeas too - my favourite legume.  
Elisa from Lemon & Lime Thyme brings to the table Butternut Squash Risotto.  Beautifully golden and creamy.  I am tempted, are you?!  
We have another butternut recipes, this one comes from Jen at Jen's Food.  It is Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta.  Jen writes that butternut squash is one of her favourite vegetables for its flavour, versatility and beautiful orange colour, plus it goes very well with cheese.  
And finally Charlene from Food Glorious Food shares with us Easy Jamaican Vegetable Patties. She writes that she adores sweetcorn.  These golden half moon patties would be most welcome at my table. 

If you would like to participate in the Vegetable Palette, then please follow this link on how to participate.  The theme for June is Blushing Pinks  -  Think rhubarb, radishes...


  1. Lots of really inspiring recipes here, thank you for a lovely round-up:-)

    1. Thank you Camilla. Hope you will participate in June.


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