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Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 16th, 2017, 7:02 pm
by karadekoolaid
Absolutely delicious! Lovely and crispy, slightly spicy - perfect! Thanks for the idea.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 16th, 2017, 8:58 pm
by Mamta
You are welcome! I have made them with shredded cabbage and sliced green chillies so thought sprouts will work too!

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 21st, 2017, 11:26 am
by Mamta
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!

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 21st, 2017, 6:12 pm
by Seatallan
Mamta, that pickle style bhaji sounds wonderful! Definitely worth hunting down some leaves & stalks. Will see what I can forage from local market. :chops:

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 21st, 2017, 8:59 pm
by Mamta
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.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2017, 10:36 am
by Mamta
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!

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2017, 10:46 am
by Seatallan
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

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2017, 10:52 am
by Mamta
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.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2017, 11:22 am
by Seatallan
Good point Mamta. Mind you, I could have the inner leaves and OH could have the outer ones.... ;)

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2017, 11:31 am
by Mamta
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:aww: :aww: :aww: :aww:

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 24th, 2017, 9:57 am
by PatsyMFagan
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:

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 27th, 2017, 9:31 pm
by Herbidacious
Slow roasted butternut squash halves with garlic, honey and rosemary with a lemony breadcrumb topping.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 27th, 2017, 9:50 pm
by Mamta
Sounds tasty to me Herb :tu:

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 27th, 2017, 10:10 pm
by Zosherooney
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

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 28th, 2017, 11:37 am
by Herbidacious
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.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 28th, 2017, 12:47 pm
by Catherine
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.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: February 28th, 2017, 2:35 pm
by Mamta
Today I cooked Mung dal savoury pancakes with grated carrots, onions and green chillies :tu:

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 4th, 2017, 8:09 pm
by Herbidacious
West African-ish peanut stew with Quorn, sweet potatoes and lots of spices (but not the suggest cloves :sprout: )

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 9th, 2017, 8:23 am
by Hope
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!

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 22nd, 2017, 4:41 pm
by Herbidacious
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.)

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 24th, 2017, 1:08 pm
by liketocook
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 :)

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 24th, 2017, 8:30 pm
by Herbidacious
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:

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 25th, 2017, 7:27 am
by Monnikka

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 25th, 2017, 11:26 am
by liketocook
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 :)

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 25th, 2017, 1:12 pm
by StokeySue
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?

PostPosted: March 25th, 2017, 2:21 pm
by Monnikka
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.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 25th, 2017, 10:50 pm
by Rainbow
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

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 26th, 2017, 3:02 am
by karadekoolaid
Looks like Canneloni to me.
Anything which has pasta in it must be good ( except "Mac`n`cheese" :sprout: )

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 27th, 2017, 4:39 am
by TezzaBear
That looks delicious Sue. Loads of spinach would be in there for me. So many options though!

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: March 28th, 2017, 12:45 pm
by Herbidacious
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.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: April 5th, 2017, 7:00 pm
by Herbidacious
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.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: April 6th, 2017, 8:11 am
by StokeySue
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

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: June 4th, 2017, 7:38 pm
by Herbidacious
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.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: July 3rd, 2017, 12:04 pm
by Ratatouille
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:

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: July 3rd, 2017, 1:01 pm
by Herbidacious
Yum!

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: August 15th, 2017, 5:19 pm
by suffolk
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:

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: September 23rd, 2017, 6:15 pm
by Herbidacious
A gratin (?) of casarecce pasta with roasted butternut squash, garlic, onion, fresh sage, smoked paprika and xx cheddar and a bit of parmesan, with marscapone to bind it/in place of a bechamel.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: September 25th, 2017, 3:16 pm
by Catherine
Herbidacious wrote:A gratin (?) of casarecce pasta with roasted butternut squash, garlic, onion, fresh sage, smoked paprika and xx cheddar and a bit of parmesan, with marscapone to bind it/in place of a bechamel.


That sounds like something my nephews would like. Adaptable too so I could add in some bacon lardons if there were any needing using up.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: September 25th, 2017, 3:29 pm
by Herbidacious
Yes indeed. It was really quite tasty - especially for something I just happened to have the ingredients for (the marscapone was for the cake I didn't make last week.) It would work with creme fraiche as well. Could be good with a dessertspoon of s-d tom paste?

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: September 25th, 2017, 8:34 pm
by EmWilk
I made a vegetarian paella for one (kind of - there a small amount of leftovers) this evening in a small frying pan. Was very nice indeed.

Red onion, red and green peppers, garlic and diced baby plum tomatoes softened. Paella rice added and then veg stock with saffron and smoked paprika plus thawed frozen spinach. Parsley and lemon added at the end and then topped with a soft boiled egg.

I forgot peas :rolleyes:

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: September 29th, 2017, 8:00 pm
by KC2
Hello, I'm joining this great thread on the 23rd page! Not sure how long it'll be before I catch up ;)

Anyway, not I, but OH cooked a fantastic pea, ricotta and lemon risotto today: http://ifthatsdinnerivehadit.com/recipe.php?id=70
Funnily enough, the River Cafe is at the end of our road (the recipe is apparently from their Green Cookbook) but unfortunately somewhat out of our price range!! We see the chefs sitting out on the kerb outside the kitchen entrance puffing away on their ciggies or nattering on their mobiles during their breaks!

We didn't have fresh peas, spring onions or vermouth, so used frozen peas, half a normal onion and gave the alcohol a miss. It was SENSATIONAL. Thoroughly recommend it.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: October 4th, 2017, 1:55 pm
by KC2
Nigel Slater's Broccoli, blue cheese and walnuts with horseradish is terrific: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... apple-tart You have to scroll down, I think it is the third recipe.

We've made a number of different versions as we haven't had eg fresh horseradish, so used horseradish sauce instead, and used different vegetables - yesterday was spring greens. And we never have celeriac - but the basic idea is fantastic. It's also good with bacon if you're not being veggie.

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: October 4th, 2017, 10:55 pm
by EmWilk
Kimchi bokkeumbap with extra cabbage and mushrooms topped with a fried egg... definitely a winner :tu:

Re: What have you cooked veggie today?

PostPosted: October 11th, 2017, 11:10 am
by Herbidacious
I made a marinated smoked tofu dish with noodles and 'boob beans', and a peanut, garlic, liquid aminos, chilli and peanut butter sauce. Ok but a bit salty!

last night made a potato and broccolini gratin/bake with a cheese sauce that had miso in it as recommended by Izy Hossack.

I probably need to up my sophistication game a bit ;)