Category Vegetarian

Creamy Cauliflower Pasta with Pangrattato | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Creamy Cauliflower Pasta with Pangrattato

Want creamy alfredo sauce without the fatty cream and cheese? Try substituting them with cauliflower for a delicious, creamy pasta sauce. Your guests or kids will never know the difference! It feels weird writing this post. Apart from the Africa photos I dumped on you a couple of weeks ago, I haven’t gone through the whole […]

Soba Noodles with Vegetables | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Soba Noodles with Stir-Fried Vegetables

Crunchy stir-fried vegetables mixed with soba noodles with a Chinese-flavoured sauce. A great vegetarian dish served hot or cold. So I have some news to share with everyone today! I’ve been sitting on it for a while, but it’s coming up fast, so I feel like it’s time to share. I won’t beat around the bush; Iain […]

Pesto & Haloumi Veggie Burger | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Pesto & Haloumi Veggie Burgers

A vegetarian burger filled with perfectly cooked haloumi, roasted capsicum, zucchini, rocket and topped with homemade basil pesto. An incredible Mediterranean-flavoured veggie burger. Halluuuuuuuu Me! If you don’t say the word haloumi like this every time, then you’re doing it all wrong. Haloumi is one of the greatest things on this entire planet. If it doesn’t excite […]

Basil Pesto - Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Homemade Basil Pesto

Only a handful of ingredients are needed to make the lushest basil pesto you’ll ever taste. It only takes 5 minutes to make, so you have no excuse not to ditch the store-bought stuff. Boy oh boy, have I got a treat for you today. It’s going to rock your world. It’s going to make re-evaluate everything. […]

Southwestern Vegetable-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Southwestern Vegetable-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Remember when I brought you Mushroom Alfredo Spaghetti Squash the other week and told you that I’d been given two spaghetti squash? You guys didn’t think I’d let my second spaghetti squash go to waste without sharing another recipe with you, did you? I put my second and last spaghetti squash to good use, of course! […]

Mushroom Alfredo Spaghetti Squash | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Mushroom Alfredo Spaghetti Squash

Today I present to you the elusive, impossible to find in London, spaghetti squash! I’ve heard a lot about spaghetti squash since joining the food blogging world. And no matter how peeled I keep my eyes when I walk past a fruit and veggie stand, I have never been able to find this rare little gem. […]

Roasted Red Pepper & Goats Cheese Alfredo | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Roasted Red Pepper and Goats Cheese Alfredo

Iain and I have been doing a weekly meal plan in our house for a while now and I absolutely love knowing what’s coming up on the menu for the week. We had always done a basic meal plan, but we tended to stick to tried and true recipes. Something about going that step further and sitting […]