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Veggies united: PLEASE can you give m your favourite weekday recipes!

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thirtysomething Wed 16-Jul-08 18:50:06

Am in total food rut, going to be working nearly full-time plus studying soon and really need some quick, tasty vegetarian inspiration! Thanks soo much in advance - DH will be very grateful to escape pasta every night!

boogiewoogie Wed 16-Jul-08 20:16:38

The "rice thing" I just discovered is quite nice:

1 Onion
6 Oz long grain rice
Half tin of tomatoes
Red pepper
Half tin chickpeas
Sweet corn, any other veg you can think of

Wash rice. Fry onion until soft, add rice. Place in an oven proof dish. Add the remaining ingredients apart from the cheese. Cover with water until about double the depth of the rice.

Place in the oven at gas mark 5 and cook for about 30 mins. Check half way, if you think it needs more water then top up. Otherwise, grate some cheese over it and finish off for another 10 to 15 minutes.

thirtysomething Wed 16-Jul-08 20:42:53

sounds yummy - I love chickpeas and kids do too - will def try thanks!

brightwell Thu 17-Jul-08 00:20:45

pasta & pesto, red or green out of a jar.
cashew nut stir fry.....toasted cashews added to stir fried veg, grated ginger & garlic, sometimes with a dollop of soysauce and small amout sweet chilli dipping sauce. sometimes with a jar of hoisin sauce.

Baked spaghetti.....passatta, peppers
spanish rice.... peppers, red onions
I'm at work so don't have recipes to hand.
fried rice is always a hit in our household.
homemade pizza, sometimes made with shop bought bases.
Veg & lentil stew & dumplings.

Carmenere Thu 17-Jul-08 00:36:30

Puy lentils braised with tomatoes and fennel. Add goats cheese/feta for the last ten minutes. Or an egg is good too. Or egg and parmesan.

Ratatouille except with chilli and black olives as a pasta sauce.

Veg chilli, wrapped in tortillas with more chilli on top and mozzarella on top and baked.

Pad thai, so rice noodles with stir-fried veg and bean sprouts with egg, sweet chilli, lime juice, coriander and chopped peanuts.

UnderRated Thu 17-Jul-08 00:44:43

Here is my list:


Veggie Bake
Grilled Portobellos w/ roast toms & ricotta on sourdough
Onion & Olive Pissaladiere
Onion & Goat’s cheese tarts
Tomato & Tapenade Tarts
Sweet potato & chick pea curry
Baked spuds
Potato & Onion Tortilla
Spicy Roasted Veg
Veggie/ Allotment Pie
Chunky Veg Chili
Leek and Potato Gratin
Paneer, peas and potato curry
Cauli Cheese
Baked Figs with Stilton
Stuffed Peppers
Stewed Okra w/ tomatoes
Baba Ganoush
Aubergine Parmegiana
Aubergine & tomato gratin
Aubergine in cheese sauce
Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini, and Chickpea Wraps
Perciatelli with Roasted Tomatoes and Eggplant

Black Bean Burgers
Mushroom veggie burgers
Carrot Lentil burgers

Pumpkin, Walnut & Blue Cheese Gnocchi
Spinach & Ricotta Lasagna
Roast pumpkin and mushroom lasagna
Goats Cheese and Pesto Cannelloni
Lentil Lasagna
Tagliatelle w/ Veg ribbons
Spaghetti w/ asparagus and lemon sauce
Macaroni Cheese
Spaghetti w/ fontina & Kale
Conciglie con broccoli

Rainbow Rice
Mushroom Stroganoff
Dahl & rice

Red Beans and Rice
Chermoula Chickpea burgers
Chick Pea Burgers
Tuscan beans w/ tomatoes and sage
Adzuki Bean Stew
Parsley & butterbean stew
Black-eyed peas (w. rice)
Homemade baked beans
2 or 3 bean salad

Crunchy Lentil Loaf
Cheese & Lentil Loaf
Lentil Stew
Lentil Shepherds Pie
Spiced Lentils
Lentil Chili

Quinoa tabbouleh
Quinoa w/ avocado and mango
Jeweled Quinoa
Lemon-scented quinoa (w/ tahini dressing)
Quinoa in coconut milk
Veg fried quinoa
Couscous with spicy chickpeas & veg

Spinach, Goats Cheese & Pepper Quesadilla
Cheese & onion pie
Leek & onion tart
Vegetable Tart

Mexican Lasagna (black beans, salsa, pasta)
Mexican Lasagna with tortillas (refried beans, sour cream, spicy veg)

Veg Soup
Barley & Veg sop
Tomato & Lentil
Winter squash (Roast pumpkin/ Butternut & onion)
Cream of watercress & stilton
Spicy Carrot
Pea and bacon soup
Carrot and sweet potato
Pumpkin & Red Pepper
Tortellini Soup (w/ escarole/ spinach)
Tomato Veg soup
Split pea and ham

Pasta w/ green beans & mushrooms
Greens w/ warm bacon & eggs
Beetroot & mint
Fried Halloumi & grape
Tomato, Bean & fried Basil
Watermelon & Feta

Carmenere Thu 17-Jul-08 00:51:56

Loving your list Underratedsmile

UnderRated Thu 17-Jul-08 02:37:59

Thanks smile

thirtysomething Sat 19-Jul-08 21:33:32

wow, just nipped back to check the thread, and my flabber has been well and truly ghasted underated! I think there's enough inspiration for a couple of months there, thanks enormously! and thanks to everyone else as some yummy ideas here! off to write shopping list now...

Birdly Mon 21-Jul-08 13:12:31

We use quite a bit of Quorn, eg

Quorn mince to make cottage pie, bolognaise or lasagne
Quorn pieces to make sweet 'n' sour dishes, 'chicken' and mushroom pie etc

Ready-made puff pastry is handy to make all kinds of large and small tarts/pies (huge tray size, smaller individual ones, pasties, parcels, appetiser size). Try...
Lots of chargrilled/roasted veggies on top
Mozzarella, tomato and basil
Cheese and onion/broccoli
etc etc.
Also add a few crushed nuts to a bit of tomato puree and spread it onto the base underneath the topping for a bit of extra yumminess

Veggie sausages are good too (we like Linda Macca ones, but Quorn ones are good too). Delish in a casserole with baked beans, softened onion, bit of Worcestershire sauce, few chopped tinned tomatoes or passata. Yummy with freshly made bread or on jacket potatoes. We also use veggie sausages for toad in the hole.

Pizza and quiches are quick and easy, as are veggie burgers. Serve with imaginative salad/coleslaw/rice salad/home-made potato salad etc.

Ciabatta bread charred on the griddle pan, topped with big flat mushrooms and mozzarella. Pop under the grill to melt the mozza - absolutely delicious and very easy. Nice with fresh basil on top.

Soups - the list is endless! Our kids love carrot and vegetable best.

Happy eating!

Lucifera Tue 22-Jul-08 16:31:38

Spinach and cheese pie made with bought puff pastry - take one large bag ready-washed spinach (or use frozen), wilt, chop, squeeze out as much liquid as you can, mix with one packet feta, crumbled. Add ground black pepper, doesn't really need salt as feta v salty. Roll half a packet of puff pastry into a long rectangle, spread the feta and spinach down the middle, cut strips down each side so that you can fold alternate strips in to make a kind of latticed parcel. Brush with beaten egg and bake in moderate oven for up to 30 mins (depending on your oven). Looks pretty enough for a dinner party and most people seem to like it.

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