Meat-free Monday recipe

I watched the Simon Amstell: Carnage mockumentry about veganism last week and I’m now filled with a terrible guilt about the dairy industry! I have actively tried to incorporate meat-free dishes into our weekly menu for about a year now; both for the health and environmental benefits. I decided to try out some dairy alternatives this week with almond and soya milk. My experiments have so far found that almond milk is a bit odd in coffee, but soya milk works in both tea and coffee! 

I thought I would try one of my regular recipes with a swap of almond milk 

Roasted vegetable and goats cheese torte

Crepe batter

  • 115g buckwheat flour
  • 350ml almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk


  • 2 peppers
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 red onion 
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp mixed olives
  • Goats cheese log
  • 1tsp each of oregano and basil
  1. Chop up the vegetables into chunks and mix with 1tbsp of olive oil. Roast for around 20 minutes at 200c.
  2. Make up the batter by adding the egg and milk to the flour. Whisk until fully incorporated.
  3. Prepare the crepes in a frying pan on a high heat. Spray the pan with spray oil or coat the pan with a small amount of butter. Stack the crepes on a plate ready for assembly.
  4. Remove the roasted vegetables from the oven and allow to cool slightly before adding the olives.
  5. Crumble up the goats cheese and mix in the herbs.
  6. Spray a 20cm loose bottom cake tin. Place a crepe in the bottom and place a layer of vegetables on top. 
  7. Cover with a crepe and a layer of goats cheese. 
  8. Alternate layers of vegetables and goats cheese. Top with a final crepe and cover with a greased foil circle.
  9. Bake at 190c for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and slice into wedges. 

    My kids love this meal and it’s also baby-led weaning friendly! The swap from dairy to almond milk was great and the crepes turned out great. 

    One Comment Add yours

    1. QuirkyMama says:

      Have you watched Forks Over Knives and Cowspiracy on Netflix (neither are graphic)? Very much worth a watch. Vegucated is pretty good too. 🙂


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