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Sweet figs on toast

Sweet figs on toast

Beetroot gnocchi with smoked almond pesto

Beetroot gnocchi with smoked almond pesto

Chocolate and hazelnut meringues

Chocolate and hazelnut meringues

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Sweet figs on toast

These colourful recipes come from Simon Rimmer, co-presenter and chef on BBC2's Sunday morning staple, 'Something for the Weekend'.



Simon is chef-proprietor of the award-winning Greens in Manchester and Earle in Hale. His books, 'The Accidental Vegetarian' and 'Rebel Cook', were top sellers.

In his latest culinary tome, Simon says veggie -- or meat-free -- food is changing.

Years ago, nearly all veggie food was either brown and worthy in vegetarian eateries, or a cheese salad elsewhere.

Now, vegetarian cuisine has "come out of the shadows and into the light".

'More From the Accidental Vegetarian' by Simon Rimmer, published by Mitchell Beazley; £9.99; www.octopusbooks.co.uk

Weekend Magazine