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Looking for vegetarian/meatless recipes
Thu 22-Oct-09
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SOL
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hello,

I am looking for some good tried and tested meatless dinners.  Trying to treat my body more kindly, tread lighter on the world and give my budget a bit of a rest.

Any recipes given will defo be tested.  Unfortunately I dont eat cheese as it doesnt like and then it is a waste of money.  So it can be quite hard to find tasty veg meals.

recipes pleaseSmile 

Fri 23-Oct-09
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well, I was going to suggest Delia's vegetarian moussaka. It's delicious, I prefer it to the meaty version. It has ricotta in it, but I suppose you could leave it out/use yoghurt instead:

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/mediter.....pping.html

It's a bit labour-intensive -- I always make double and freeze one dish.

I don't know what type of food you like, but Indian cuisine is a good source of non-cheesy vegetarian food.

Finally, I've got quite a few vegetarian recipes on my blog:

http://www.larecettedujour.org/tag/vegetarian

I used to be vegetarian, and I still don't like to eat a lot of meat.  Many of my recipes are "almost vegetarian", i.e. veggie with a little bit of meat for flavour.

Fri 23-Oct-09
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Put vegetarian fillings into pancakes and make a white sauce to go on top and bake for about 20 mins. For fillings I have used

lightly fried leeks and onions,
tomatoes
mushrooms
herbs
beans

or any combination of these.

Sat 24-Oct-09
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great ideas here.  I will try and report back.  thanks

Sat 24-Oct-09
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Hi S.O.L

When I was looking for vegetarian recipes Veronica suggested getting an Italian cookbook. You can't beat The Silver Spoon which is the definitive Italian cookbook and as it's so thick handily doubles as a doorstop when not in use.

Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book is brilliant too.

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I love a mushroom rissoto. Delia has a baked one which is really nice and easy to make.

 

For the BBQ I'll marinade loads of chunks of veg in a tandoori marinade overnight and then stick on skewers in the morning. The recipe is something along the lines of:

Chop the veg and sprinkle over a good few pinches of salt and the juice of a lemon.

 

Make the marinade with:

 

6 tablespoons of natural yogurt

6 cloves of garlic

a couple of thumbs of fresh ginger

3 shallots

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp gram masala

1 tsp ground cumin

(As much chilli powder as you want for heat)

 

I just shove it all in a mini chopper and blitz till smooth.

Stir in the veg and leave overnight.

Put on skewers and grill.

 

Most veg works. I normally use corgettes, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, onions, etc.

Sat 3-Sep-11
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wave I love vegetarian lasagne, using chunks of summer veg and/or root veg, oven roasted with lots of herbs, garlic & olive oil (for me they must be slightly charred at the edges....if I have the BBQ alight I do extra veg for the next day. Then I make a cheesy white sauce & layer it all up with the pasta sheets & put more grated cheese on top. Sometimes I put lumps of cheese inside, along with the veg. I actually like this version more than the meat recipe but it has to contain aubergine & winter squash  for me. I learnt this from a wonderful New Zealand woman chef I had when I had a restaurant a few years ago. This dish was so popular. don't cut the vegetables too small...it needs to look rather lumpy. You can alternate layers of cheese sauce with a tomato & basil sauce (top layer needs to be cheese sauce though). 

 

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Sat 3-Sep-11
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Any of the Rose Elliot Vegatarian books are good and cheap , if you like beans and pulses

Sat 3-Sep-11
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SOL said:

hello,

 

I am looking for some good tried and tested meatless dinners.  Trying to treat my body more kindly, tread lighter on the world and give my budget a bit of a rest.

 

Any recipes given will defo be tested.  Unfortunately I dont eat cheese as it doesnt like and then it is a waste of money.  So it can be quite hard to find tasty veg meals.

 

recipes pleaseSmile 

 

Sorry S.O.L I wasn't paying attention earlier about you not eating cheese so Dont' put cheese into the white sauce but use the tomato sauce & then layer that with a herby white sauce, maybe with lots of garlic in it.  I have made an interesting soufle-type layer for lasagnes by adding stiffly whipped egg whites to the white sauce . It puffs up beautifully. You can also add the egg yolks to the white sauce just as you finsh adding the hot milk to the flour & butter mixture. 

By the way you might find some interesting vegetarian recipes on this blog¦.this is a list of what's on it.

 

http://honest-food.net/veggie-recipes/ 

 

Edited to add this Italian aubergine recipe

 

http://memoriediangelina.blogspot.com/2011/08/polp.....nzane.html

 

By the way this American site is great for vegetarian recipes, as are a lot of other ones who are authentically Italian, rather than the more common Americanised ones. smile

 

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Sun 23-Oct-11
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I thought this might be a useful vegetarian dish, especially aif one was serving more than one; also useful as a side dish to a non-veg meal.

 

http://www.simplebites.net/butternut-squash-gratin.....side-dish/

 

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Sun 23-Oct-11
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I am veggie and have been for 36 years! Rice with anything thrown in goes down well, onion, mushroom, pepper, pumpkin etc. Include passata a veg stock cube and any herbs you fancy. I love herbes de provence. It's quick, easy and cheap!i_am_hungry

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Sun 23-Oct-11
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Very nice soup

Saute bunch of carrots, some coriander seeds in butter, add fresh tomatoes, juice from fresh oranges, cream, coriander/parsley and some stocki_am_hungrywhizz up, add salt pepper and serve with a blob of creme fraiche 

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Mon 26-Dec-11
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One of my favourite blogs has come up with a great vegetarian dish....perfect for this time of the year as it uses winter squash. They call it a Squiche.   laugh  I have 4 squashes sitting waiting to be used so........... !!

 

http://aroundbritainwithapaunch.blogspot.com/2011/.....uiche.html

 

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What a brilliant idea, Nadine.  I love butternut squash, it's one of my favourite veggies at the mo (I expect I'll be sick of the sight of it soon ponderbig_laugh).  Oh, and have just seen the recipe you posted above for butternut squash gratin, that looks good too.  So I know what I'm doing with the one in the larder now.......ok

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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Sue here is another lot of vegetarian recipes but with a twist, they are an combination Jewish & Chinese flavours, ingredients & techniques.

 

http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/12/chinese-jewish-.....d-lox.html

 

It's an interesting article & fun.  wave 

 

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