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I've set myself a food budget this month, and I thought I'd do a veggie week, to try and save money on meat :thumb: However, I'm a bit :puzzled: when it comes to good veggie recipes, so can anyone recommend any for us?
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I made a lentil veggie shepherds pie last night. It's the same one Pancake made for me when I went to stay and it's so yummy. I made her send me the recipe:bwahaha:
2 onions, chopped
3 carrots or half a butternut squash, or a mixture, diced
100g red lentils
Tin of tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato puree
1/2 pint stock
3 tbsp pesto
1 kg potatoes or sweet potatoes for the mash, or mix of both
Fry onions in oil for five mins, add carrots and fry for five more
minutes. Add lentils, tomatoes, puree and stock - simmer for 30 mins.
Stir pesto in at the end.
Make some mash. Whop it on the top with some yummy cheese.
That sounds fab AG :hungry: , and I have all those in except I need to get some potatoes. That sounds like quite alot of mash - what size dish did you make it in? I have a large-ish pyrex dish. *Pops over to eBay to find some new bakeware*
I have to make two, one with cheese and one small one without for DH. The bigger one fits into a square or round pyrex dish and the other goes in a small pyrex dish with a lid, about the same as you get cottage pie in in pubs.
I didn't weigh the potatoes, i used 3 normal and 2 sweet as it was all I had.
Mine is much more basic but; Cheese and Tomato pasta.
Cook the pasta and add; chopped tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, basil, parsley, s&p, worcester sauce, white wine vinegar and parmesan cheese.
for 2 people 1 aubergine, rice, and any vegtable you have, mushrooms onion, peppers, sweetcorn, what ever really.
Cut the aubergine in half, put in oven about 180/190 degrees, for 15 minutes. Oh you have to score the flesh in a criss cross design.
Fry the vegtables
When the aubergine is done scoop out and add to the vegtables, add the rice, any herbs etc. Then fill the aubergine shell with the mixture. Add grated cheese on top.
Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes on the 180/190
AG that shepherds pie sounds very yummy and as i have all the ingredients in I have just decided we will have it for tea tonight :hungry:
Well I cooked the veggie shepherds pie and considering the basic ingredients it was absolutely gorgeous! :clap: Pancake01. Even DH enjoyed it although he did ask where the meat was :rolleyes:
The pesto made all the difference. I also added parmesan cheese to the mash.
it was absolutely gorgeous! :clap: Pancake01.
Absolutely agree, we had it on Thurs and OH and I both loved it! :nod: :thumb:
I'm also loving the sound of the cheese and tomato pasta, and the stuffed aubergines too! Will defo give those a go this week, and post back.
Thanks to you all so far :flowers: and any more recipes are very welcome!!
Potato and aubergine gratin
Slice some potatoes and boil them in slightly salted water, once ready, take the water away. Slice the aubergines and roas them in the pan a little bit. Chop onions, tomatoes, garlic and a small leek, fry everything in olive oil until everything is cooked, add salt and pepper, to taste. In an oven-safe pot, layer the potatoes and aubergines, and then pour some of the tomato sauce on top, repeat until you run out of ingredients. You can bake it in the oven like this or add some cheese on top before baking. Also, you can add a little bit of creme fraiche to the tomato sauce before assembling the gratin.
It's really yummy! :thumb:
Oooh, that sounds gorgeous VR! :nod: I'll be giving that a go too. I was going to make the stuffed aubergines for tonight, but Asda didn't have any aubergines :rolleyes: , so I'm making a veggie curry out of this month's GF mag. :chef:
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