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spikemomma Sun 10-Feb-13 12:10:21

I'm so bored with our food- I want to find some yummy veg recipes that my family can eat. Can you help me?!

MrsJamin Thu 21-Feb-13 20:32:02

Vegetarian chilli
Mushroom Risotto
- 3 and 5 year olds eat these happily. We eat vegetarian probably twice a week, hope to increase this.

So glad you liked it!

Another vote for Greek butter beans here. I invented a completely inauthentic recipe but it's brilliant with pitta, tsatziki and a big Greek salad. It tastes like summer!

NettoSuperstar Thu 21-Feb-13 15:48:00

Remus, I tried you lentil lasagne on Monday and DD and I both loved it.
I'll do double the sauce next time to freeze.
I had two portions of the dish left, but DD insisted on having it again the next night, she loved it so much.

SilverSixpence Thu 14-Feb-13 19:39:56

Just made the menemen, looks delicious! Also try fasoliya gigantes (Greek butter beans in tomato sauce) - makes a nice meal with hummus and crusty bread.

bleedingheart Thu 14-Feb-13 13:30:44

Drladybird your recipe for lentil lasagne is gorgeous! I've just made it for lunch and am slightly blush to admit that I've burnt my mouth in impatience to eat it fresh out of the oven!

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 14-Feb-13 10:22:26

Ooh, thanks for that, Remus - that really sounds lovely and I am going to try it at weekend.

lolalotta Thu 14-Feb-13 06:19:34

LOVELY even!

lolalotta Thu 14-Feb-13 06:19:14

OP, that Somerset stew recipe OldBean posted a link to from BBC Good Food is AMAZING!!!!! Please try it, and it freezes well too, the mash is divine and it's lively with a veggie sausage! grin

I make mattar paneer v spicy but it can be as hot or not as you like.

Puy lentil lasagne -

roast some chunks of shallots, courgettes, mushrooms and peppers

Meanwhile - finely chop a couple of carrots, a couple of celery sticks, an onion and a couple of garlic cloves.
Fry a bit.
Add a big (BIG!) sploosh of either red wine or port and a splash of balsamic vinegar plus lots of black pepper and some fresh herbs (eg rosemary and thyme as basil is too delicate).
Add puy lentils and passata and cook.
When all done, stir the roasted veggies into the puy and tomatoey sauce.
Use instead of meat layers.
It's really rich and 'meaty' tasting and you can tweak it as you want.

MERLYPUSS Wed 13-Feb-13 14:36:06

Huevos Rancheros
Fry all your nearly past it veg (and smoked sausage substitute is really good) with herbs, smoked paprika and some chilli. Add a tin of chopped toms or two and some pulses if you want. Baked beans go really well (sounds gross but go with it) or sweetcorn. Garlic and tom puree. Crack an egg per person, cover and poach the eggs in the tomato sauce until the white set but yolk still slightly runny. It's a really quick and cheap meal that uses up left overs.
You can use more or less anything in this and we often have grated cheese on top of the egg. My fave accompanyment is crusty bread.
What about broccoli pasta ?
cook pasta and broccoli in the same pan. Smush the broccoli up and mix in a tub of phildelphia. Again smoked sausage / fried mushrooms/ onions are yum

BornToFolk Wed 13-Feb-13 08:38:10

I make muttar paneer with about a tablespoon of mild curry paste. It's really not too spicy but if DS complains I give him a bit of plain yoghurt to stir in.

rockinhippy Wed 13-Feb-13 01:38:48

Oh & Quesiladas - we had these today as pancake based - well at least mine are smile

Make pancakes, 2per adult, 1 per DC

Cook whatever fillings you like

We had sliced cooked mushrooms, finely sliced cooked onions, spinach & grated cheese in ours tonight - just pile up in the middle of one pancake leaving an inch around the edge - lay the other pancake on top & squash down - with the DC portions, just half fill & fold over.

Put on a tray & bake in a hot over for about 15 min, until the cheese melts & they crisp up - turn over half way if needed

Serve with salad, salsa, crime frais & if you like potato wedges

rockinhippy Wed 13-Feb-13 01:25:46

DDs favourite & goes down well with everyone & is very simple & quick

You need aprox...

Spaghetti, we use a mix of whole wheat & white - usual portion per person

Glassish of white white, per 4 servings, increase if for more people

Handful of mushrooms per person, cleaned & thinly sliced

Handful of spinach leaves per person.

3\4 pack of Gorgonzola cheese, aprox 200g(?)

Knob of butter,

Dollop of crime frais or cream

Salt & pepper

Teaspoon ish of tomato purée

A tea spoon ish of dark soy sauce

This isn't rocket science, just treat as you would a stew & throw together & taste/look as you go until its how you like it...

Cook & drain Spagetti - save a ladle full of the pasta water

In the same pan soften mushrooms in the butter

Add wine to mushrooms

Crumble Gorgonzola into the pan & stir until its melting

Add a little pasta water

Add cream

Add soy sauce - add half, taste & add more if you need it

Add Tomatoe purée & stir through until it thickens a bit

Taste & then Season as you see fit - adding more cheese if you think it needs it

You should now have a thin sauce

Add Spagetti back to the pan & stir through

Throw in the spinach,

The sauce should thicken with the pasta - if you don't have enough sauce to coat the Spagetti, add a bit more of the pasta water to thin it down & stir through again


HazeltheMcWitch Wed 13-Feb-13 01:00:55

Remus - please could you post recipe or link to your puy lentil lasagne? It sounds delish.

TheOneWithTheNameChange Tue 12-Feb-13 21:41:36

Is mattar paneer mild? My Ds is not find of very heavily spiced food. I think he'd like creamy curry. Have a madhur jaffrey book downstairs, but lots of complicated blending with spices, so I've chickened out of trying!

Love mattar paneer. We have it with chapatis and a minty yoghurt dip, or as a side with another curry.

SilverSixpence Tue 12-Feb-13 12:05:52

Pea and paneer curry, very easy and quick, and ds aged 4 really enjoyed it in pitta pockets

Recipe here

BornToFolk Tue 12-Feb-13 11:46:54

Just marking my place as there are some very yummy-looking recipes here!

Last night, DS and I had the Moroccan Vegetable Tagine (MN recipes, have a search!) I love it, it's really easy to cook, freezes well and DS likes it as it's got raisins and apricots in so has a lovely sweet, spicy flavour.

Macaroni cheese is also a huge favourite

OldBeanbagz Tue 12-Feb-13 11:34:46

Veggie chilli is a firm favourite in our house. Last night we had it with giant couscous.

BBC Good Food's Somerset stew

Mushroom risotto or mushroom stroganoff & rice.

I bought Rose Elliot's 30 Minute Vegetarian last year and have cooked several things out of it.

spikemomma Tue 12-Feb-13 11:11:57

Oh my word theonewiththenamechange I am salivating! That sounds delicious!

Merylpuss what is heovus rancheros!? I am intrigued. You lot have really inspired me! Xx

TheOneWithTheNameChange Mon 11-Feb-13 21:05:38

Not filo! Grr, I meant puff pastry!

TheOneWithTheNameChange Mon 11-Feb-13 21:05:19


Mix together and put in an oven dish, add a layer of filo to the top and cook for 30 mins.

I served with mash and green veg, though just green veg would have been plenty.

TheOneWithTheNameChange Mon 11-Feb-13 21:03:53

Hugh fw's chickpea and butternut squash stew is lovely. I serve it with paratha or peshwari naan.

Curried parsnip soup also good for light supper.

I made a leek and mushroom filo topped pie this week. It was very rich, but basically you fry mushrooms and leeks (add quorn if you want) and then made a roux to which I added milk, cream and the fresh thyme and a bay leaf. When both are cooked, mix together and

PoppadomPreach Mon 11-Feb-13 20:50:29

Broccoli pesto pasta

MERLYPUSS Mon 11-Feb-13 20:47:03

Felafel in pittas
fajitas (with Quorn?)
Heuvos Rancheros
Thick veg soup and garlic bread.
Rice and bits with egg on top and curry sauce.
These are my main veggie ones without buying meat substitue i.e hot dogs and tofu

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