Reduce Your Footprint With Carbon-Cutting 10 Minute Dinners
Conscious of your dinner’s carbon footprint? Then meat and dairy are out, and meat-free swaps are in. And if you’re worried about the prep, don’t sweat. I’ve got my top 10 plant-based meals here, all served up in as little as 10 mins (9 if you shake a leg).
Packed with iron-rich spinach, potatoes and peas, this fragrant Indian-style dish is one of my carbon-cutting weeknight winners.
With this speedy puttanesca, bold flavours are the dish of the day. The punchy sauce is packed with sweet cherry tomatoes, chilli and olives. Then forget the parm, and top it with crunchy pangrattato and capers instead.
Making bulgogi lower carbon and meat-free is as simple as can be. You’ll caramelise meatless mince in a sweet-savoury bulgogi sauce and serve with sesame spinach and spicy carrot pickle.
Fragrant black dal is a hot topic right now. Creamy, aromatic and earthy, this protein-packed dish is the perfect addition to a plant-based diet. Pack in more veg with a herby kachumba salad and dive in naan first.
Delicious dals come in all shapes and sizes – and I love every single one. This combines piquant mustard seeds, tender lentils and sweet butternut squash for the perfect balance of flavours. Serve up with minty coconut raita and dip for days.
Nutty, creamy and chock-full of protein, this mealtime marvel is one of my top nourishing plates. It’s a quick curry paired with subtly sweet coconut, bold Indian spices and good-for-you greens.
Lentils stand up to just about any flavour you throw at them. This warming spiced stew pairs green lentils with a triumphant trio of sweet tomato, smoky cumin and citrusy ground coriander seed. Sprinkle your stew with a nigella and peanut crumb for a nutty crunch.
Larb is eaten across Thailand, Southeast Asia and beyond. Go lower carbon with meatless mince and throw in classic Thai aromas, punchy spices and a squeeze of lime.
If you aren’t already a tofu convert then the time is now. As a substitute for egg. Crumble it up, fry until golden and toss through wholewheat noodles with a lip-smacking sauce.
Fancy brunch, but not got the time? This ‘brinner’ will do nicely. Top toasted brioche buns with a medley of smoky mushrooms, butterbeans and chives. Speedy, satisfying and a tasty source of vitamin D and protein.
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