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googietheegg Mon 27-Jan-14 19:30:52

Dh and I are edging towards being vegetarian - the cost of good quality meat is just too much and I'm not prepared to buy cheaper meat - so we've been eating far more veggie meals this year.

Already loving bean burgers, chick pea and spinach curry and bean chilli, but I'm running out of ideas!

Just bought Hugh Fernly-fellow's veg book but there's loads of mushroom and pastry in it, both of which are out for us.

So gimme your best veggie meals please! grin

Nojustalurker Mon 27-Jan-14 20:21:40

I love the bbc good food website for recipes
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/category/vegetarian

I have just started making home made pizza and it is amazing.

meerschweinchen Mon 27-Jan-14 20:24:31

Lentil tagine is good. Roasted veg lasagne, butternut squash casserole, risotto etc. I second the BBC good food website for ideas!

googietheegg Mon 27-Jan-14 21:16:24

Great website, thanks grin

Anyone got any other ideas?

lauren222 Mon 27-Jan-14 21:48:43

For roasted veggies try peppers, mushrooms and red onion. You can add cheese if you want to. It's really nice with tortillas.

lauren222 Mon 27-Jan-14 22:03:22

You can replace the mushrooms with something else - maybe courgettes.

sharond101 Mon 27-Jan-14 22:07:07

Roasted vegetable lasagne, or roasted vegetable strudel
ratatouille with cous cous, ratatouille in wraps, ontop of nachos or on baked potatoes
bean enchiladas
veggie chilli with cornbread

stayingdry Mon 27-Jan-14 22:12:22

Asda do a good vegi range for quick meals.2 for £3.
Their broc, stilton, risotto burgers are particularly nice. They do a great mushroom Wellington but you dont like them, but others reading might.
also a home made quiche containing stilton, yummy

nippysweetie82 Mon 27-Jan-14 22:14:19

I've been veggie for years and I'm now stuck in a bit of a rut and tend to use quorn mince/ chunks if I'm cooking for the kids. I prefer vegetables and pulses to meat substitutes though.

I cook vegetable fajitas, dahl and chapatis, African stew(fresh chillies, onions, spinach, chopped tomatoes, veg stock, kidney beans or black eyed beans with an optional tbsp of peanut butter) served with rice or fufu.
I also like wagamama style yasai katsu( slices of aubergine and sweet potato coated in panko breadcrumbs and served with katsu curry sauce and rice).

kanita Mon 27-Jan-14 22:36:54

allrecipes.com/recipe/eggplant-parmesan-ii/

The best thing, ever.

Make a big batch as it is a bit fuffy and then freeze.

Downfall Mon 27-Jan-14 23:31:06

Stir fry veg and cashews with sweet and sour sauce and noodles

Halloumi cheese kebabs with peppers, tomato, courgette and salad or cous cous.

Scarletbanner Mon 27-Jan-14 23:47:18

Yum to halloumi!
Also check out "Plenty" by Yotam Ottolenghi. A bit faffy but some wonderful recipes.

sicily1921 Tue 28-Jan-14 16:25:58

Are you eating fish? this is nice, simple and tasty.

Jacket potato. Mix about half a tub of normal philedephia chesse with a tin of tuna, a clove of garlic and sprinkle with black pepper to taste. Dead easy.

The black pepper tofu in, 'Plenty' is gorgeous - I cut down seriously on the amount of butter and reduced the chilli content a bit too though. It is very rich, and you will probably want sugar snaps or tenderstem or something else green and crunchy on the side.

Have a search for my dhal recipe - I love this with pilau rice (I stick frozen peas in to up the vege count), parathas, minty yoghurt and salad.

Beany fajitas, or burriotos or tacos always go down well here, especially if served with homemade guacamole or mango salsa.

Big dish of roast veggies with giant Yorkies and gravy, maybe with nut cutlets (I buy the Goodlife frozen ones in Waitrose and they are v nice).

Thai curries, stir fries etc.

dizhin79 Tue 04-Feb-14 23:38:43

fajitas with mixed vege and beans or chick peas, loads of different Curries, chilli, soups are great and warming in this cold weather.
I made gnocchi with a cream and ricotta sauce with shredded savoy cabbage, spinach and sunflower seeds in it last night, it was superb! grin

dizhin79 Tue 04-Feb-14 23:40:53

also Granose do some great dry mixes of burgers, roasts etc... they're great to adapt. you can make up the nut roast and layer it with things like roasted red peppers, cheese olives etc....

Any book by rose Elliott will help you out immeasurably I've been veggie for 20 years and still look at her books grin

WilsonFrickett Wed 05-Feb-14 10:46:29

oh dahl, I could eat dahl till it's coming out of my ears.

Veggie curries - indian and thai. Stirfries. I do a lovely lentil stew with lots of veg and chilli which even DH (not convinced by veggieness) loves.

Millypiemummy Wed 05-Feb-14 11:51:09

Meals we enjoy regularly are:
Paneer and chickpea curry
Spinach and Butternut squash lasagne
Roasted vegetables with fennel polenta 'chips'
Homemade pizza
Aubergine moussaka
Cheese, onion and potato pie
Beer battered halloumi and chips

HTH smile

CosyTeaBags Wed 05-Feb-14 12:01:36

I use a lot of quorn, although I realize this is still expensive. I can't eat beans or pulses, so I need to find my protein elsewhere.

Made a gorgeous veggie lasagne the other day using quorn mince, it was delicious. DP (not veggie) said he wouldn't have known it was veggie if I hadn't told him. If you want to save on money, you could easily omit the quorn and add some roasted veg.

The marinated tofu pieces in tescos are really good in stir fry, green curry etc. Non marinated tofu needs a bit of extra attention before it's nice.

Veggie sausage casserole is a favourite in our house.

I've just discovered Baked sweet potato. Had one with a pile of home made guacamole (just mashed avocado with garlic), chopped red peppers, spring onions and a handful of watercress salad the other night. It was divine.

Ooh and Sweet potato wedges. Delicious.

Veggie frittata - any veg you like, onion, courgette, peppers, thinly sliced potato, fried up then bung on 4 whisked eggs, fry for a bit, put some cheese on top and under the grill. Serve with salad. Lush.

My fave easy meal is enchiladas. The kits are really cheap, just add some peppers, kidney beans if you like, mushrooms, onions, fry up with the passata for the filling. More passata on top, cheese, bake. YUM!

Onykahonie Wed 05-Feb-14 17:14:29

I do a lot of veggie curries, pasta with various sauces and Mexican dishes. I do use Quorn and meat subs but only in a couple of meals per week. Tonight's dinner is a quick and easy vegetarian 'chicken' parmesan made with veggie 'chicken' burgers.

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