Before I embarked on meat free week a month ago I put out a call to twitter [as well as to you, blog readers], to ask for some meat free recipes that the carnivores would like.
The wonderful Julie Goodwin [who I WILL meet one day] very kindly, and immediately [!] tweeted me a few ideas, then saying if I sent her my email she would email some recipes. Um, YES! Not only have I been a fan of hers since she her first audition when she won over the judges with lamb and mash, but she is also from the Central Coast, where I grew up. And we’ve had a few twitter chats, which makes her even more likeable as far as I’m concerned.
Anyway, Jules [can I call you that?] sent me a bunch of vegetarian recipes [including one with bacon – great to see someone else considers bacon to be a veggie :)]. I didn’t make any of them during meat free week, but I did whip them out yesterday when wondering what to make for meatless Monday.
After a quick look through the fridge and discovering a wilting bunch of silverbeet, I went with spanakopita, a dish I’ve always loved but not cooked in at least a couple of years. Perfect for meatless Monday.
|Warning – dodgy photos throughout! We were hungry and hubby and Mr12 were keen to go and hit golf balls at the driving range|
By Mel Kettle, based on a recipe provided to me by Julie Goodwin
What you need:
|How beautiful does this look! The vibrant yellow is courtesy of the eggs from our gorgeous chooks|
I used a large lasagne dish (20cm x 30cm) to bake this in, but Julie also suggests a baking tray. Place one sheet of filo in the lasagne dish and brush it with melted butter. Repeat this step with five more sheets of filo.
|Perfect for meatless Monday – served with a simple salad of spinach [yep, more!], home-roasted tomatoes and avocado|