The McCartneys Take Over OFM

Photograph: Mary McCartney for the ObserverThe McCartneys took over the Sunday edition of the Observer Food Monthly and packed it with celebrity-inspired vegetarian recipes, articles, tips and more. Guest editors Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney let us in on how a vegetarian diet can benefit your health, wealth and the environment. “It's not about being or becoming a vegetarian. It's about opening your mind to new ways of eating that could lead to a healthier, cheaper and more environmental way of living,” says Stella to the Observer. 

Here is a great recipe provided by Gwyneth Paltrow:

Gwyneth Paltrow's burrata with roasted beetroot

  • 5 large beetroot
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 3 stalks mint, roughly chopped
  • Burrata cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Wash but don't peel the beetroot and trim off any leafy tops. Place them on a roasting tin or a large piece of foil. Coat them in olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt. Cover the beetroot with foil and bake until tender, 30 to 60 minutes, depending on size of the beetroot.

Leave until they are cool enough to handle and then peel. Cut the beetroot into large pieces. Toss with olive oil, roughly chopped mint and salt and serve with hunks of Burrata.

For more recipes, check out: Vegetarian recipe special: the celebrities.

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Katherine Peterson