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Delicious breakfast recipes for National Vegetarian Week 2012

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vegetarian-week-2012-breakfast.jpgIt's National Vegetarian Week (21-27 May), and this year the people behind the veggie week are celebrating breakfast as an essential part of everyone's day.

The Vegetarian Society has asked some well-known faces to share their favourite vegetarian breakfasts, and here they are:

Dave Spikey, comedian, actor and writer - "Eggs Florentine."

Fiona Phillips, presenter and journalist - "My favourite veggie breakfast is scrambled eggs with Marmite on sourdough toast"

James Willstrop, the World No 1 squash player - "I'd go for quinoa porridge with vanilla soy milk, agave, currants, blueberries and pecans."

Alan Titchmarsh, gardener, presenter, author - "Porridge and honey - every morning bar Saturday or Sunday when the only veg on my plate is baked beans .....!"

George Galloway, Member of Parliament - "I almost always have a veggie breakfast -usually cereal, followed by fruit, with wholemeal toast and loads of black coffee."

If you need a bit of inspiration, The Vegetarian Society has loads of recipes on their website, we particularly like the sound of the 'nice but naughty fruit compote' - it is allegedly perfect for those wanting to detox:

Nice-but-Naughty-Fruit-Compote.jpgNice but Naughty Fruit Compote

Serves 4
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 25 minutes
Can be vegan*

Ingredients

Compote:

2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced

200g ready to eat prunes, sliced

30g sultanas

200ml apple juice

Yoghurt mixture:

50g blueberries or blackberries (reserve a few for the topping)

200g zero fat Greek yoghurt (or soya yoghurt for vegan option*)

Topping:

75g oats

50g chopped hazelnuts

Pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon

Method:

Place the compote ingredients into a large pan and gently simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Fold the blueberries into the yoghurt and set aside.

Place the oats, nuts and nutmeg or cinnamon into a non-stick pan. Gently heat for five minutes, stirring from time to time.

To serve, share out the fruit into four dishes, add a little yoghurt then top with the oat mixture and the reserved blueberries.

For more delectable breakfast recipes visit www.nationalvegetarianweek.org.

Now in its twentieth year, National Vegetarian Week is the annual awareness-raising campaign promoting inspirational vegetarian food and the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle. Across the UK there are special menus, events, offers, promotions and discounts - they're all listed in the what's happening calendar at www.nationalvegetarianweek.org.


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