Two recipes from The Happy Pear

I’m not vegetarian, but I love vegetarian food and eat lots of it.

I asked my Mum for The Happy Pear cookbook for my birthday last year, and am enjoying trying out some lovely new recipes.

Here’s two I tried recently (but alas, did not take photos of!)

Irish Root Vegetable Soup

Just what it says on the tin (pot?)- a hearty soup full of lovely root vegetables  like leeks, carrots, parsnips, and potatoes.

Suitable for: vegetarians (obviously!), coeliacs

The verdict: Lots of root vegetables= lots of chopping, which can actually be a rather therapeutic exercise! Dead easy to make. Tastes like Irish stew in a bowl!

No-Bake Healthy Brownies

6 ingredients and a food processor. It doesn’t get much easier than that! Dates, oats, nuts, cocoa powder and a little vanilla.The brownies are then pressed into a tray and refrigerated before slicing.

Suitable for: vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs (GF oats). Paleo people won’t be happy with the oats, those on a sugar-free kick won’t agree with the dates…

The verdict: Mr. WB said ‘They taste healthy. You’ll like them’ (i.e. I don’t). I say- Rocket fuel! Definitely a good way to get your cocoa hit.


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