What have you cooked veggie today?

For those time when the Vegetarians and Vegans want to get away from the more carnivorous types.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby karadekoolaid » February 16th, 2017, 7:02 pm

Absolutely delicious! Lovely and crispy, slightly spicy - perfect! Thanks for the idea.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Mamta » February 16th, 2017, 8:58 pm

You are welcome! I have made them with shredded cabbage and sliced green chillies so thought sprouts will work too!
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Mamta » February 21st, 2017, 11:26 am

Today, I have cooked a cauliflower and potato bhaji and a pickle style bhaji from its leaves and stalks. I have some matar maneer leftover from Saturday, so that will be dinner tonight. I cook vegetarian fod everyday, but don't always remember to take pictures!
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Seatallan » February 21st, 2017, 6:12 pm

Mamta, that pickle style bhaji sounds wonderful! Definitely worth hunting down some leaves & stalks. Will see what I can forage from local market. :chops:
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Mamta » February 21st, 2017, 8:59 pm

You don't have to hunt down. The inner leaves and stalks that come with Sainsbury's or LIDL or other supermarket caulies are enough for 2 people.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Mamta » February 22nd, 2017, 10:36 am

I cooked Soya Mince (not Quorn) curry a couple of days ago. It always needs more flavours/spices (not chillies) added, because Soya mince has no flavour of its own. Always taste and adjust seasoning to your taste at the end of cooking.
It is lovely with a naan or chapatti a simple pilaf rice. You can make Mexican chilli also from Soya mince, I do.

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PS The vegetable dish on the side is baby courgette bhaji. I guess you could call a bhaji a curry without sauce!
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Seatallan » February 22nd, 2017, 10:46 am

Mamta wrote:You don't have to hunt down. The inner leaves and stalks that come with Sainsbury's or LIDL or other supermarket caulies are enough for 2 people.


Yes, but it would be even more fun if the leaves and stalks could be obtained via foraging. :D
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Mamta » February 22nd, 2017, 10:52 am

The outer, tough leaves may not be as tasty. For a meal for two, there are enough leaves with one cauliflower. Now if you have a family, that is another matter :D
One trick is to snap/break the central vein on the leaf. If it is fibrous, it is not good.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Seatallan » February 22nd, 2017, 11:22 am

Good point Mamta. Mind you, I could have the inner leaves and OH could have the outer ones.... ;)
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Mamta » February 22nd, 2017, 11:31 am

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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby PatsyMFagan » February 24th, 2017, 9:57 am

Mamta wrote:Today, I have cooked a cauliflower and potato bhaji and a pickle style bhaji from its leaves and stalks. I have some matar maneer leftover from Saturday, so that will be dinner tonight. I cook vegetarian fod everyday, but don't always remember to take pictures!


oooh, lunch tomorrow I think ;) :tu:
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Herbidacious » February 27th, 2017, 9:31 pm

Slow roasted butternut squash halves with garlic, honey and rosemary with a lemony breadcrumb topping.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Mamta » February 27th, 2017, 9:50 pm

Sounds tasty to me Herb :tu:
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Zosherooney » February 27th, 2017, 10:10 pm

I roasted off the last half of a squash as it was becoming soft it was made into some scrummy warming soup with some HM stock and a sprinkling of caraway...mmmmm
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Herbidacious » February 28th, 2017, 11:37 am

I had the idea after I had had my share to serve it with some crumbled feta....

Mmm I like the idea of caraway with that Zosh. It's a spice (herb?!) I should use more.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Catherine » February 28th, 2017, 12:47 pm

My eldest nephew hates mushrooms but his younger 2 brothers love them. He is staying on later at school tonight so I won't be cooking for him, so tonight's dinner is going to be mushroom stroganoff with rice for the 9 and 7 year olds.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Mamta » February 28th, 2017, 2:35 pm

Today I cooked Mung dal savoury pancakes with grated carrots, onions and green chillies :tu:
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Herbidacious » March 4th, 2017, 8:09 pm

West African-ish peanut stew with Quorn, sweet potatoes and lots of spices (but not the suggest cloves :sprout: )
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Hope » March 9th, 2017, 8:23 am

Herbidacious wrote:(but not the suggest cloves :sprout: )

Glad I'm not the only one who hates them!

I made a gorgeous meal last night. I sweated some onion, mushrooms, peppers and a rather overripe tomato, then mixed in a couple of teaspoons of SDT paste with a squirt of tomato puree, a splosh of red wine vinegar and some water, and put whole pan in the oven (mostly because I was running out of hob room, but it actually worked well as it remained quite saucey!) Also pressed, cubed tofu tossed in seasoned cornmeal and fried, and some gnocchi, plus a green salad and some pecorino. It was kind of like Italian sweet and sour, really really tastey!
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Herbidacious » March 22nd, 2017, 4:41 pm

yesterday, as mentioned elsewhere, Snackistan recipe for fried water melon (sprinkled with freshly made dry 'harissa' spice mix) and pan fried halloumi. (Posh M&S version no better than Turkish supermarket one, for the record.)
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby liketocook » March 24th, 2017, 1:08 pm

Last night I had an old favourite of mine of mushrooms fried in garlic butter, a few chopped spring onions chucked in a the end and mixed with spaghetti, a little of the pasta water and lots of black pepper :)
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Herbidacious » March 24th, 2017, 8:30 pm

Very nice ltc!

I made a vegetarian sausage casserole with mushroom, carrots etc. lots of herbs and dumplings.

Note to self: remove skins of sausages next time! :sprout:
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby liketocook » March 25th, 2017, 11:26 am

Sounds interesting though I'm not a massive fan of tofu. I tend to make a veggie shepherdess pie with either green or brown lentils :)
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby StokeySue » March 25th, 2017, 1:12 pm

I use black eye beans for a shephedess type pie, the soft texture and rich flavour works well.

Yesterday I made these lasagne rolls
They are delicious but it's a but of a fiddle, and three, though only 65 g pasta is rather a big portion, I might try doing it layered but what makes the rolls so nice is that the cheese filling doesn't merge with the ragu at all so the layering has to be done cautiously.
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I made a few tweaks, I had no yellow squash / courgette so I used all green then used orange capsicum for colour. I added a little basil, and of course you don really need to top each portion with a full 4 oz / 100 g mozzarella :o not sure how much I used but less than half that certainly

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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Monnikka » March 25th, 2017, 2:21 pm

Looks good, Sue. An interesting variation.

liketocook wrote:Sounds interesting though I'm not a massive fan of tofu. I tend to make a veggie shepherdess pie with either green or brown lentils :)
I also think lentils would be better than tofu. I haven't made it yet and will probably change my mind.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Rainbow » March 25th, 2017, 10:50 pm

Looks interesting, but how many are they cooking for? With 2lb tofu (or 900g) and 12 potatoes, plus all the other vegs, it would make a huge amount :o
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby karadekoolaid » March 26th, 2017, 3:02 am

Looks like Canneloni to me.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby TezzaBear » March 27th, 2017, 4:39 am

That looks delicious Sue. Loads of spinach would be in there for me. So many options though!
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Herbidacious » March 28th, 2017, 12:45 pm

Macaroni cheese is edible with chili or mustard imo, otherwise, I love the flavour but it makes me feel sick.

Your 'lasagne rolls' look nice, Sue. I take it you used the grateable mozzarella.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Herbidacious » April 5th, 2017, 7:00 pm

I just made myself a seriously inauthentic, but rather tasty store cupboard 'quesadilla'.

I smeared some chipotle paste on a corn and wheat tortilla, then topped with thinly sliced halloumi, some sliced baby plum tomatoes, some Luchito smoked chilli ketchup (more like a cross between a salsa and a relish than the Heinz variety) some Italian garlic seasoning, some cumin (ground and whole seeds), then some pesto... I cooked it in the oven until the tomato slices had collapsed and the halloumi was melting, took it out, scattered some fresh coriander on it and put another tortilla on top and cooked for another five minutes or so.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby StokeySue » April 6th, 2017, 8:11 am

Herbidacious wrote:our 'lasagne rolls' look nice, Sue. I take it you used the grateable mozzarella.

I'm not sure I'll bother to actually roll them again, but the method of making a filling
with the ricotta set with just a little egg (1 per 500 g) and delicately flavoured with a bit of "parmesan" / pesto / basil is excellent, as long as you can stop it mixing with the ragu (or it won't set to the nice silky texture), and I actually used a packet of ready shredded mozzarella :oops: , the rest is in the freezer, works well as a topping on various things. Never used it before
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Herbidacious » June 4th, 2017, 7:38 pm

yesterday: pressed tofu satay. Th satay sauce was cooked for the last 15 minutes (in the oven), with the tofu, which I was sceptical about, but it changed it's consistency and colour. It was a bit custardy in texture, actually :shock: but nevertheless ok. Tasted nice.
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Ratatouille » July 3rd, 2017, 12:04 pm

For lunch I tried out yet another recipe for my veggie D-I-L, It was good. Courgette , goats' cheese and hazlenut clafoutis from an old Saveurs recipe. I could translate it for anyone who fancies it but for non-veggies Mr R said "OK for lunch but no texture, bit like eating savoury pudding :lol:
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby Herbidacious » July 3rd, 2017, 1:01 pm

Yum!
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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

Postby suffolk » August 15th, 2017, 5:19 pm

We've got lots of lovely Swiss chard in the garden, so I made this today https://www.crumbsmag.com/recipes/51_po ... rte-tatin/

Instead of the gruyere I used a tasty local hard cheese ... Norfolk Dapple ... and home made rough puff pastry instead of bought flaky.

I used balsamic with the mushrooms rather than the truffle oil.

The whole thing was absolutely delicious ... second helpings were taken and it will be made again before very long. :chops:
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