*In collaboration with Schwartz*
If there is one thing I would find it hard to do without in the kitchen apart from salt, it would have to be herbs and spices. They play a major part in my recipes and I love to have my store cupboard fully stocked with them at all times as well as having a stash of fresh herbs in my fridge.
There are some herbs that dry particularly well. Mediterranean herbs such a oregano, rosemary and Bay leaves are my favourites. I find the softer, more delicate herbs such as dill, chervil and basil are not as well suited to being dried.
Good quality store cupboard herbs (as well as spices) are so useful when it comes to throwing together a quick marinade, dressing or even a soup. They are always included in my list of store cupboard essentials – a subject I like to talk about in my beginner cookery classes, along with my staple shopping list and weekly meal planner.
So, when Schwartz commissioned me to write a recipe using their products I decided to create some vegan supergreen meatballs with a bay and lemon sauce, incorporating a generous handful of Schwartz Bay Leaves.
What you will notice with vegan meatballs, is just how light and easy to digest they are in comparison to a meaty version. Don’t get me wrong, I am the biggest fan of a classic spaghetti meatballs loaded with both pork and beef but during the working week, I like to enjoy lighter, less meaty meals. More often than not, I find myself creating vegan and vegetarian dishes inspired by what I see on my Instagram and Twitter feeds.
These simple vegan supergreen meatballs would make a really tasty meal served along with the bay and lemon sauce and a side serving of my spring green quinoa salad. A perfect way to introduce yourself to a vegan meal if you are new to this light yet satisfying way of eating.
If you are looking for more vegan & vegetarian meatball inspiration, check out theses recipes:
Spaghetti & Beanballs – Tinned Tomatoes
Vegan aubergine meatballs – Supergolden Bakes
Lentil Feta & chickpea meatballs – Amuse your bouche
Meat free Swedish meatballs – Planet Veggie
Simple vegan meatballs – The minimalsit baker
Curried vegetarian meatballs – Naturally Ella
*This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Schwartz. All opinions are my own*