May Green Bean Challenge Round Up

I’m a little bit sad that this challenge is coming to an end. We’ve had so much fun trying different recipes, ordering things from take-away menus we wouldn’t normally have and discovering new ways to cook with different veg.

May Green Bean Challenge

We’ve had three great guest bloggers: Emma, Rachel and Leandra. They’ve been kind enough to share with us why they are vegetarian and they’ve had some great stories to tell.

There was a bit of nostalgia for me too as I remembered Growing Up Vegi’ and got all misty eyed over my mum’s old recipe book, Bean Feast by Rosie Elliot.

Bean feast recipe Book

The whole point of this experiment was to think about what we eat and how it impacts our environment. In conclusion we decided, as a family, we would continue to eat meat in moderation but as with all our food, not just the meat, we will take responsibility for what we buy and what has happened to the food before it reaches our plate.

I reviewed some recipe magazines and tried out a few recipes from them. If you missed that you can read what I thought here. We also compared a replacement for the staple ingredient to any English breakfast; the sausage. The results for that are here.

Outside we started growing some of our own veg in a continuation af the March ‘Grow Your Own Challenge’ and indeed May’s challenge won’t stop here as we’ll be cutting down on our meat intake and only be eating meat for three out of seven days each week.

Bean started her adventures in puree and discovered broccoli, peas, courgette carrot, potato, apple, pear, apricots, nectarines, banana and raspberries.

We’d love to hear what you thought about this month’s green bean challenge and if you joined in, so don’t forget to let us know in the comments below…


2 thoughts on “May Green Bean Challenge Round Up

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    I’ve really enjoyed reading about this challenge. One of the great things about it is that it reminds me vegetarian doesn’t have to mean boring and tasteless. Lots of great ways to be more vegetarian even if you don’t entirely give up meat.


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