A vegan dish for a medieval palate

Cardiff Castle Garrison

While most medieval peasantry were not feasting on meat every meal – they probably didn’t cater for vegans either. Along with vegetables, a typical medieval diet in south Wales would have included a lot of cheese, eggs and fish.

However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t dishes we can create now to cater for vegan diets using ingredients available to people living in the 14th Century.

Over the August Bank Holiday we set up camp at the magnificent Caerphilly Castle.

One of the dishes I prepared on the Sunday was a lovely mushroom and lentil main. It’s very simple, tasty and easy to recreate at home.

What you’ll need:

  • Half a kilo of mushrooms – I used traditional closed cap mushrooms but you can mix this up dependant on the strength of flavour you want
  • Two cans of green lentils (you can soak lentils from a bag, but I’m a…

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