Happy Vegetarian Day!

Happy Vegetarian Day!

Is being a Vegetarian Good for you? And What are the best Vegetarian Voucher Codes?

We are not getting into whether being a vegetarian is good for you or not on here but if your passionate about vegies doesn’t matter if you’re a vegetarian or not you’ll love our Kale Risotto Recipe! I for one LOVE risottos and have done since I was a student. I find them easy to cook, easy to get right and I always feel satisfied after eating one. I have them down to a t!

4 Vital Ingredients for a Risotto:

  1. Vegetable stock (Bouillon is the best from Planet Organic or Waitrose)
  2. Risotto rice (any brand is fine but if you want brown risotto rice try Planet Organic)
  3. Any veg (ideally green such as kale, broccoli or cavello nero)
  4. Pecorino or parmesan cheese (Waitrose offers Pecorino cheese)
  5. Water!

When I first went to university as with a lot of things we don’t understand, I couldn’t cook! It was simply a question of ignorance. While I thought cooking was hard it was actually enjoyable and easy and because I was a student and had been an on off vegetarian, I never really bought meat anyway.

I figured that rice was cheap and I knew how to make it taste nice because my Mum always banged on about vegetable Bouillon. There are plenty of vegetable stocks around, so you don’t have to use that one if you don’t want to but in hone of vegetarian day, I am opting for the vegetable Bouillon in this recipe.

I was brought up on Kale fresh from the garden so I would recommend that if possible. It is also still just in season now if you are growing it. It is SO rich in nutrients and nobody can argue that it’s not an excellent health food. Apparently just one cup can give you more than 200% of your vitamin A for the day, and nearly 700% of your vitamin K.

I do a lot of running so for runners, a risotto is a great source of carbohydrate before a big race. Mixed with a vitamin rich vegetable like kale you can't go wrong.

I served this risotto with fantastic, easy to crispy kale leaves, the crispiness of the kale compliments the soft risotto perfectly.

Kale Risotto Recipe

Serves 3-4

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup risotto rice
  • 2 cups vegetable Bouillon stock
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 clove garlic 8 oz kale
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 75g pecorino cheese (or more if you fancy), cut into small pieces
  • Black pepper and to taste

Method

  1. Warm the coconut oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the kale and garlic and cook with the lid on for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  2. Add the risotto rice and vegetable stock. Stir well.
  3. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. When almost all the liquid is absorbed, add the mustard, stirring well. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat, plate up and add the cheese. Stir well and serve as soon as the cheese is melted.

Serve with Crispy Kale Leaves or steamed vegetables. Leftovers (if there are any!)

What Retailers Are Good for Vegetarian Food?

Enjoy your Risotto kale recipe and if you are after some of the ingredients mentioned in this blog then check out the following retailers voted by me a best for vegetarian food.

Waitrose offers some great vegetarian food and the Bouillon stock mentioned. Check out the laest Waitrose voucher codes and offers.

Planet Organic are great for (clue the answer is in their name) … organic food and particularly for vegetarians and vegans alike, they are one of the only places I know of to get brown risotto from. Check out our Planet Organic Voucher Codes and offers.

Want to take Vegetarian Day to the next level? How about getting some vegetarian beauty and cleaning products?

Vegetarian Beauty Product Offers and Vouchers

We work with lots of vegetarian beauty brands whose vegetarian offers and vegetarian voucher codes go easy on our animal friends as well as the earth. We will always advertise the most up to date vegetarian beauty voucher codes.

When it comes to vegan beauty choose form soaps, shampoo bars, face wash, body lotions, makeup etc. There are so many companies selling cruelty free and vegan toiletries. Our favorites include The Somerset Toiletry Company, Green People, Nakin Skincare, REN Skincare to mention a few. And check Aurelia Skincare Voucher Codes too, my personal favorite. All products come in glass bottles, way better for the environment and during the time of writing this they have some great offers.

Vegetarian Household Cleaning Eco Offers

Big Green Smile offers a great selection of everyday green and vegetarian household items and a section dedicated to non-plastic products. Shop sustainably and save with Big Green Smile voucher codes.

Planet Organic offers lots of household cleaning products alongside vegetarian and vegan food too. They are UK's largest fully certified organic supermarket and always have amazing organic food offers. They offer delivery across the UK and Europe! Check out our latest Planet Organic discount codes and deals today.

So whatever you have in mind for dinner tonight we hope this has inspired you to have something vegetarian or just add extra veges to your usual dish, most of all we hope it tastes delish!

Miranda Coombes

Miranda Coombes, mother of 2, passionate about the environment,

keen horse rider, marathon runner and a business owner

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