This week is the start of National Vegetarian Week, celebrating the wonderful meat-free dishes available at our fingertips, as well as Britain’s fantastic fruit and vegetable products.
TV chefs the Hairy Bikers are supporting National Vegetarian Week, which runs from 15th to 21st May. They said: “As cooks, we’ve always appreciated our veg and they’re a hugely important part of our cooking. And lately, without really thinking about it, we’ve been eating less meat. The more we learn about cooking great food, the more we enjoy making use of all the amazing produce that’s on offer and creating dishes where vegetables, pulses and other plant foods are the stars of the show. That’s why we’re getting stuck into National Vegetarian Week this year… and we think you should too!”
The Hairy Bikers are publishing a vegetarian cookbook during National Vegetarian Week this year. The book called The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie is published by Seven Dials, and is the fifth book in the Hairy Dieters series, which has sold over 2.5 million copies.
“This year we’re delighted to have The Hairy Bikers on board for National Vegetarian Week! We think the endearing duo are the ideal guys to help us encourage more people to give veggie food a go for the week,” said Lynne Elliot, chief executive the Vegetarian Society.
National Vegetarian Week is all about getting stuck in and going veggie for the week. If that’s a difficult task, start by sinking your teeth into Twice-Baked Potatoes with Leeks and Cheese, muscle in on Carrot, Beetroot and Harissa Hummus Flatbread and hold your own with Wholewheat Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes. For recipe ideas, visit www.nationalvegetarianweek.org.