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Calling all frugal vegetarians (and frugal people cutting down on meat)

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HeresToTheCrazyOnes Thu 26-Mar-20 14:26:19

Today I am making beetroot burgers. I make a big batch so I can freeze some as well. I am also going to make a batch of lentil soup for lunch over the next few days.

Would anyone like to share some lovely frugal recipes?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 26-Mar-20 17:14:19

Lentil dhal -
Mine is -
fry onion, garlic, chilli
add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, turmeric, dried cumin
add red lentils - about 250g
tin of coconut milk
cook until the lentils are soft
Make a tadka with onion slices, garlic slices, more mustard and cumin seeds and oil
It freezes well too, so easily doubled to freeze half.

Had this last night with easy flatbreads made from natural yoghurt and SR flour.

Ricekrispie22 Thu 26-Mar-20 17:49:19

Oat and chickpea dumplings
Cheese pancakes
Cheese pudding
Lentil ragu
Chickpea bolognese

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 26-Mar-20 21:00:54

Veggie Shepherds Pie
Jack Monroe’s Carrot and Kidney bean burgers

HeresToTheCrazyOnes Fri 27-Mar-20 07:34:57

I've seen that chickpea and oat recipe RiceKrispy, are they nice?

Ricekrispie22 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:49:29

Yes, not too dry either

lastqueenofscotland Sat 28-Mar-20 16:31:45

Chickpea and sweet potato curry
Pasta with lentil bolognese
Lentil spag bol
Lentil and sweet potato chilli
Making your own falafel is actually easy and very cheap

TakeMe2Insanity Sun 29-Mar-20 09:33:55

Falafel, arancini balls (great for left overs),

YetAnotherSpartacus Sun 29-Mar-20 11:17:50

Vege sausages.

The basic recipe is;

Can of Cannellini beans (have also used butter beans)
Leek or onion. (and garlic if wanted)
100g cheese,
A herb of sorts
Fresh breadcrumbs to bind and coat.

Basically, blend beans, grate cheese and mix together.

Recipe can be varied - i.e. smoky with a smoked cheese and paprika or 'Irish' with Irish cheddar, caramelised onion and chives.

LalalalalaLlama Sun 29-Mar-20 11:37:50

I've been experimenting with fried food replacements recently to replace our busy weekday chicken and chips.

So far weve tried:

spinach and ricotta balls in breadcrumbs and fried

asparagus in breadcrumbs and dipped in baked camembert

courgette frittas

chickpea and peppers balls in breadcrumbs and fried

pre packaged Katsu Curry bakes (aldi or lidl I think - very nice!)

Apart from the asparagus ones they can be fried ahead of time and reheated in the oven.

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