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vegetarian recipes, easy on the tomatoe base

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NoahVale Tue 12-Apr-16 10:14:22

I cook a lot of veggie recipes but always seem to put a tin of tomatoes in with them.
tins of lentils/beans

have you any other suggestions where a tin of tomatoes is Not asked for?

Pinkheart5915 Tue 12-Apr-16 10:19:57

Take a look at the vegetarian society webpage, they have some lovely recipes and not all tomatoe based.
The Thai red curry in very nice, and I'm not even vegetarian

NoahVale Tue 12-Apr-16 10:22:56

thanks pinkheart

AreBags Tue 12-Apr-16 10:23:19

I'm a vegetarian and currently skint and I'm basically living off this:

Garlic/onions finely chopped
Mix of veg (I use the frozen waitrose grilled med veg because I'm lazy, sometimes add other bits)
herbs/spices (I do either indian or italian or spanish with paprika etc)

bake/fry off until cooked, add crushed nuts so they toast slightly then mix with cooked couscous and some chopped spinach.

So easy and quick and CHEAP and actually v nice. Can add feta etc too and is a good way to use up veg

PurpleDaisies Tue 12-Apr-16 10:27:37

Coconut milk based curries are fab. I make this one s lot...
I often add spinach, courgette or whatever's in the fridge.

Their Greek style pie is really good too.

JustHereForTheLaffs Fri 15-Apr-16 17:59:01

Dd15 is veggie, so I'm always on the lookout for recipes. I'm trying the veg in the pan above tonight smile

Onykahonie Fri 15-Apr-16 22:41:07

Boureki (courgette and potato bake) is a nice, cheap and filling meal, but takes 2 hours to cook. I reckon you could slow cook it though.

MrsRedFly Sat 16-Apr-16 14:17:52

I've just discovered savoury pancakes - just put your filling of choice in & you're done!

MrsRead - the ready made ones? Are they nice? What fillings do you put in? My obvious filling of choice would be mushrooms and spinach in a creamy sauce, but dd2 won't eat mushrooms.

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Sat 16-Apr-16 14:30:05

Shepherdess pie - lentils instead of mince.
Mushroom stew
Root veg tarte tatin

PurpleDaisies Sat 16-Apr-16 14:35:34

remus we have savoury a lot. Out favourites are spinach and ricotta pancakes rolled up and baked in a tomatoey sauce, goats cheese and roasted beetroot, and sweet potato and feta dosas. Not a mushroom in sight!

YogaPants Sat 16-Apr-16 14:37:09

On the meal plan for the week, I've got:

- Spinach and feta pie served with grated carrot salad
- Roast sweet potato with red lentil dhal
- broccoli macaroni and cheese

(We are not vegerarian but will have a few vegetarian dinners each week)

Purple - I absolutely love dosas. I find them a bit of a faff to make though, I must admit.

PurpleDaisies Sat 16-Apr-16 14:50:29

Me too! I sometimes make regular pancakes with that filling instead.


Out2pasture Sat 16-Apr-16 14:58:00

I've learned how to make aloo gobi, it's cauliflower and potato cooked in Indian spices. It's my new veg fave.

Dancingqueen17 Sat 16-Apr-16 15:03:38

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Dancingqueen17 Sat 16-Apr-16 15:50:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Aloo gobhi is lovely - you can get lots of different recipes. My one uses natural yoghurt as the sauce.

Mattar paneer is lovely too. I don't put tomatoes in mine - just fry onion, garlic and ginger with some spices, then add lots of frozen peas and some stock or water and then stir in the paneer, which has been fried separately.

whois Sat 16-Apr-16 17:09:51

This is really interesting and not a tomato in sight.

whois Sat 16-Apr-16 17:11:33

sweet potato and black bean fajitas are tomato free.

NoahVale Sat 16-Apr-16 17:22:10

mouth watering.

MrsRedFly Sat 16-Apr-16 17:39:10

Yup spinach & ricotta - although 2 DC scraped the green stuff out!

Will try cheese ones & maybe mushroom too?!

DoItTooJulia Sat 16-Apr-16 17:45:14

We love this: but use canned beans. Delicious!

NoahVale Sat 16-Apr-16 18:49:08

i think caribbean stew will go down well in my household

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