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Meatless Monday recipes

Published:Thursday | January 29, 2015 | 1:00 AM

Meatless Mondays recipes

Juicychef's Garlic String Beans

Even if you are not versed in the kitchen, you can prepare this easy dish. I have given no measurements, just make enough for your needs, a handful of beans per person. These beans are so more-ish. I use olive oil, but sometimes use coconut, depending on my mood.

Ingredients

String beans

Peeled garlic cloves

Salt and pepper

Olive or coconut oil

Method

1. Trim and rinse beans, pat dry and place in a bowl.

2. Crush garlic and add to beans, with salt and pepper to taste and a drizzle of olive or coconut oil.

3. Toss to coat and place under the grill and cook until charred and caramelised.

Juicychef's Mashed Pumpkin and Carrots with Coconut Milk, Parsley and Chives

Pumpkins and carrots are often relatively inexpensive and, paired with their natural starches and sweetness, make an enjoyable alternative to plain potato mash with extra nutritional value. This is a comforting, healthy side dish and

serves 4.

Ingredients

1lb pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed and cut into chunks

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks

1/2 cup coconut milk

1tbsp vegan 'butter' or regular unsalted butter

2 tbsps chopped flat leaf parsley (or regular curly is fine)

3 chive stalks, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

1. Place pumpkin and carrot chunks in a medium saucepan and cover with enough water to submerge vegetables. Bring to a boil and simmer until vegetables are tender and drain.

2. Mash vegetables together with vegan 'butter' (or regular butter) and coconut milk until your desired texture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Mix in herbs and leave a few to sprinkle over for garnish.