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Solasum Mon 24-Nov-14 19:57:13

This week I discovered puréed leek. Nice change from potato, as much lighter and a bit tangier, and seemingly delicious with all sorts.

What have you discovered recently? Inspire me!

Looseleaf Mon 24-Nov-14 20:04:48

Ooh I will try that and trying to get more interesting veg!

I had a great week last week as bought a Riverford recipe box and it was lovely cooking new things without any effort. So I now recommend rosti- I grated potatoes with a bit of carrot and onion in the Magimix, squeezed out the liquid, and then fried it in little cakes. Served over a bed of buttery kale with grilled bacon and a fried egg. Was amazing and I think the rosti had a sprinkle of garam masala in.

Looseleaf Mon 24-Nov-14 20:06:49

I forgot my other one which is more a time-saving tip.
For crumble topping I melt butter then stir everything else in which feels much easier than using a mixer and the result is we eat more puddings!!

Cocolate Mon 24-Nov-14 20:09:18

Apparently mashed cauliflower is good too as a mashed pot substitute.

Chop curly kale toss with olive oil and salt and roast - amazing.

Solasum Mon 24-Nov-14 20:37:00

That Rosti meal sounds delicious Looseleaf.

If you melt the butter for crumble topping, does it still clump in he same way?

I love Kale. I am trying to eat more veg generally, and always forget how easy kale etc are

Looseleaf Mon 24-Nov-14 21:09:03

Ah I didn't think of the clumping- there might be a reason then no one else uses my method! As I don't know if it would be the same. I make mine with gluten free oats without flour due to annoying food intolerances !

Lovage Tue 25-Nov-14 21:48:44

Brussels sprouts, chopped in half, fried in butter quite slowly (about half an hour). Add flaked almonds towards the end. Or add tinned chestnuts instead if you are feeling christmassy.

Oldieandgoldie Tue 25-Nov-14 21:54:35

Sprout flowers from ASDA - a cross between sprouts and purple kale....delicious! smile

Boiled, stir-fried, or raw smile smile smile.

CQ Tue 25-Nov-14 21:56:09

Boursin under the skin of chicken thighs, then roasted. Yummy and fairly cheap. Boursin half price in Tesco last time I looked.

dreamingofsun Wed 26-Nov-14 12:22:44

chard stir fried (stalks done longer) with chilli relish added towards the end. grilled courgettes, sliced thinly with provisional dried herbs and garlic. butternut squash - roasted with garlic and dried herbs or pureed and used instead of cream for a korma.

coclate - how long in the oven for kale?

BrassicaBabe Wed 26-Nov-14 13:33:45

There's a fab FB group "Bulk Cooking & Menu Planning". I've found a heap of new everyday recipes here. My favourite is a balsamic tomato sausage bake smile

StandByYourTesselators Wed 26-Nov-14 14:21:05

Provisional dried herbs! I hope someone is compiling a book with all these auto-correct howlers. grin

Cocolate Wed 26-Nov-14 21:03:53

Guesstimate I'm afraid for kale. I have an unpredictable aga so have to try and err every time

JamNan Thu 27-Nov-14 08:00:17

salsa verde
It goes with everything. fish pork chicken potatoes even use it as a salad dressing or mix with yoghurt.

1 clove garlic
2 cups roughly chopped fresh parsley
2 cups mint (or basil or coriander, roughly chopped)
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon capers
1 teaspoon kosher salt
⅓ cup olive oil (extra virgin if you like)

whizz in blender and add chopped capers (or gherkins)

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