Vegetarianism for Lent

Aside from all the same ol’ sugar free lent’s we all try; we’re here to give you inspiration to give Vegetarianism a try. Whilst we’re proud animal lovers ourselves, and indeed the meat farming industry is an issue we can no longer turn our backs on, the health benefits are something heavily shadowed yet surprisingly substantial. Equally, vegetarianism is becoming much more accessible, with a greater number of our favourite restaurants joining the ‘trend’ there’s loads of really yummy veggie dishes for us to taste and even better, they’re easy to make at home too. To introduce those taste buds, here are some of our favourite veggie dishes and recipes, which, quite frankly, we think are tastier than most meat options.


With an urban, trendy aesthetic DISHOOM serves what we can only best describe as exciting modern Indian tapas kind-of deal with prices kept low. One of their go-to-dishes is the Black lentil daal, but needless to say it can’t go without the fried paneer and finished with the Malai Kulfi for desert (a caramel ice-cream lollipop)! It’s worth taking the trip around DISHOOM’s three vibrant spots in London and exploring their menu all round.

Click on the image for an easy recipe to follow if you’d like to give it a go at home!


Home Slice. One of the best independent pizza stores in London. This street-stall come restaurant offers, as quite rightly put, “tradition with innovation; a take on the classics alongside unique flavour combinations”. We’re going mad for the Aubergine, Cauliflower cheese, spinach and harissa pizza.



If you’re feeling inspired to try out some recipes yourself, here are some truly flavour-packed and easy meals for everyone to enjoy at home.

Alana’s Speedy Bean Stew is absolutely veggie friendly, kind to your gut and fresh and delicious. This is a particular favourite of ours because leftovers can easily be popped in the fridge and the flavours are even better for lunch the next day!


Don’t let the word kale blind you; these Vegan Kale Burgers are an absolute dream to your taste buds. It’s also a super fun dinner to make with the kids. Perfect for satisfying those burger cravings, and taste even better when done on the bbq!


A particular favourite from this wonderful list of veggie curries is the Spinach and Chickpea, but the Potato and Garlic Dhal is a pretty close second. In fact, take a look at Lucy’s blog for some mouth-watering veggie recipes…


Megan Smith

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