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Dingle Fri 11-Feb-05 12:53:25

I am in search of some healthy dishes to cook for not just the kiddies but me and DH. I am afraid to say that the strains and pressures of life have resulted in too many take aways. DH and myself have each got about an excess stone to lose and generally want a healthier lifestyle!

We eat quite a bit of veg, but I am trying to extend our choices. Was going to do some swede and carrot mash, but Tesco mucked up the delivery again so we just have tons of carrots!!!
Have also got some sweet potatos, haven't used those since ds was weaning!! So ideas for those would be useful.
I will be searching on here for some ideas, hopefully my slow cooker will be getting used more often than it has previously too!

Twiglett Fri 11-Feb-05 12:56:03

carrot soup and sweet potato soup?

this is not a recipe .. but it works for most veg

fry an onion .. add a handful or 2 of lentils

add a couple of pints of stock

add chopped veg and season

simmer for 40 minutes then blend (hand-held blender)

serve with crusty bread and a swirl of cream (of half-fat creme fraiche)

SenoraPostrophe Fri 11-Feb-05 12:58:27

peel em, chop em (into big chunks) and whack em in the oven with soem olive oil (can also add garlic and some erbs if you like).

Juliehafrancis Fri 11-Feb-05 12:59:32

Roasted carrots and sweet potatoes are yummy and also baked sweet potatoes (like jacket potatoes) with a tiny bit of butter/marg. Carrot and coriander soup?
Bolognaise with lots of carrots?
Chicken, tomato, mushrooms, onions and carrot casserole (v.yummy!) ?

CAT me if you would like any of the recipe's!

Dingle Fri 11-Feb-05 13:05:51

I have been rather brainwashed recently and all my veg just seems to go straight into the steamer.

My soup has always come out of a tin!!! But I must say, I'd love to try making my own! I'm running out of lunchtime meals to offer a 3yr old who has suddenly become rather fussy! Any "fool-proof" easy recipes that would freeze well would be great!

eidsvold Mon 21-Feb-05 03:48:18

butternut pumpkin, onion and some chicken stock - cook up until soft and then blend/puree. Finish off with a swirl of cream, cracked pepper and crusty bread.

I love pumpkin soup - you can add any other vege to it - potato, sweet potato. yummy.

eidsvold Mon 21-Feb-05 03:49:13

i use the maggi readystock... .yummy and easy to freeze.. almost like a pumpkin puree rather than soup but thick and filling. Luckily here in Aus we get all sorts of pumpkins all year round.

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