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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Extra Veg - June Round-up

I hosted Extra Veg in June which is a blogging challenge created by myself and Helen from Fuss Free Flavours as a way to encourage us all to incorporate more vegetables into our meals.

There were lots of fabulous entries, thanks to all who linked up and took part!


Miso-tamarind roasted potatoes wedges with locally sourced, garden salad items

Juggle Mum created a Pasta 'Fakeaway' using courgettes instead of pasta to make a scrumptious quick lunch. 

vegetable ribbon 3 cheese 'pasta' fakeaway

The Taste Space made some delicious Laotian Larb Tofu Lettuce Wraps, a very tasty and healthy vegan dinner.

Laotian Tofu Larb Lettuce Wraps

Green Gourmet Giraffe baked Apple and Pumpkin Pastries with Spiced Red Wine, a fab dessert for a dinner party or special treat. 


The co-creator of this challenge, Helen from Fuss Free Flavours, made Warm Butternut Squash Salad with Dukkah Crunch.  A flavourful and healthy lunch or light supper.


Camilla from Fab Food 4 All created a delicious Prawn Curry, perfect for a family supper.


Searching for Spice made a light, flavoursome and healthy Turkey Chilli perfect for summer.


Sarah from Maison Cupcake created a super healthy, very quick and delicious Kermit Soup which was a gorgeous vibrant colour.

Raw green soup with cavolo nero, coconut and butternut squash Vitamix recipe

Caroline made a tasty Posh Cheese on Toast for a substantial lunch treat.


Eat Your Veg bravely cooked an Easy Peasy Vegetable Stir Fry with a class of KS1 children.


The co-creator of this challenge, Helen from Fuss Free Flavours, made a Chocolate Hazelnut Green Smoothie.  A great way to start the day, or a healthy and tasty afternoon pick me up.


Choclette created Chocolate Bean Burgers with Hot Chilli Sauce, a fab summer dinner guaranteed to wake up your tastebuds.


Camilla made a Roasted Tomato, Red Pepper and Chorizo Soup.  A delicious vibrant soup packed with flavour.


Extra Veg in July is being hosted by Juggle Mum so head over and link up your sweet or savoury recipes that feature vegetables.

6 comments:

  1. A lovely array of healthy and delicious ideas here. Thank you for a fabulous round-up Michelle:-)

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  2. Some gorgeous recipes to lust after there Michelle... loving the vibrant green soup from Sarah!!!

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  3. Lovely array of flavours there. I like the sound of the chocolate and hazelnut smoothie - off to grab the ingredients for that one!

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  4. Camilla's soup has my name all over it. (Not that my name is chorizo!)

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  5. Oh a few there I want to try. Nice roundup.

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  6. So many brilliant ideas. I'm in veggie heaven! ;)

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