February 25, 2010 at 3:13 am #251514
DH has decided he would like a REAL Vegetarian meal atleast once a week (seems Baked Beans or eggs on toast dont count:| ) so my request is for any tried, tested and fav recipes using anything except meat. Thanks for your never-ending help.
Lizzie:DFebruary 25, 2010 at 3:44 am #454680
Refried beans or mashed up kidney beans, salsa, cheese, avocado, sour cream, salad stuff and some flat bread – MYO vego burritos, just put it all out for people to make their own.
Corn, asparagus and cheese (or no cheese) rolled up in some kind of pastry, served with salad. Actually pies of any kind…leftover veges from the Sunday roast are great!
Corn on the cob, eggplant, zucchini, potato, pumpkin (thin slices) all barbecued and served with or without bread and salad.
Any one of a thousand Indian curries – I like spinach and paneer cheese or or potato or eggplant or anything with chickpeas in it – get googling! By the time you measure all the spices, it takes very little more time to make a second (different) curry or a large batch to freeze.
Sushi – substitute fish etc with strips of carrot, sliced mushroom or any other sturdy vege that you first have par-cooked in soy sauce, vinegar and sugar or honey (to your taste).
Have fun! And if you are looking for good vegetarian ideas, start with vegan recipes and then adapt them to suit, eg replace the rice milk with regular if that’s what you prefer. The vegan recipes try harder to add flavour without using animal products, so the end result is tasty! Hare Krishna websites are a mine of information!February 25, 2010 at 4:06 am #454681
Canned chickpeas (or boil your own…much nicer)
1 onion chopped
1 garlic clove chopped
1 inch ginger chopped finely or grated
1 tbsp curry paste/powder of choice
handful of shredded coconut
1/2 cup coconut milk/cream
1 lemon juiced
Salt and pepper
In a frying pan add a little oil, 1 chopped onion, 1 clove of garlic, chopped ginger…fry until soft.
Add 1tbsp curry paste/powder of your choice, fry 2 mins
Add chickpeas, a handful of shredded coconut (I like the moist flakes or fresh coconut) and the coconut milk
Finish with salt, pepper and the juice of one lemon.
You can add chilli to taste if your curry powder is a mild one.
Serve with Roti or Naan and yoghurt dressing.February 25, 2010 at 4:13 am #454682
home made gnocchi with a tomato based sauce. ( it does have eggs in it though)February 25, 2010 at 4:22 am #454683
Eggplant Moussakka (check spelling :P)
– Can be made with or without minced meat.
– Just make a delicious tomato Pasta Sauce
– Fry big slices of eggplant
– Use the slices as you would use pasta sheets and place sauce in layer in between until the dish is filled
– Cover in Cheese, Oregano/whatever takes your fancy.
– Its a really versatile dish, so feel free to add any other veggies you have lying around – Zuchinni is great, so are slices of potato.
Chickpea Salad/ Brushcetta
– Add a can of drained ‘Edgel’ Chickpeas (I like this brand best because the chickpeas stay nuttier)
– Four diced tomatoes (1cm pieces)
– One large red onion diced finely
– Half a red capsicum (1cm pieces)
– 2-3 Lemons – Juiced
– Lots of Parsely
– Lots of corriander
– Lots of mint and Basil (You can add some or all of these herbs, but I find it tastes best when there is always corriander and parsely… the basil and mint aren’t as important.)
– Fresh ground pepper
– Kewpie Mayonnaise (or really nice mayonnaise) about 2 tbsp
The reason there is so much dressing is that the dressing is reaaaally great to dip fresh bread into!February 25, 2010 at 4:51 am #454684
14 silverbeet leaves, stems removed if you want, wash and chop finely
1 onion, half if you dont like lots of onion, 2 oinons if you like lots or you can uses leeks or spring onions, chop finely
300 mls of cream, the thicker the better I have found
1 cup of grated cheese if you want
Salt and pepper to tast.
Pre boil and drain silverbeet, squeeze out as much water as you can.
In a pan add onion and a little oil if you want and cook till see through add pre cooked silverbeet and add the salt and pepper ( I like to add a little garlic about now too). Mix well and let cool till its warm and no longer hot.
In a large bowl add eggs and cream, mix well then add pre cooled silverbeet. Add cheese if you want now.
Place into a backing dish or cake pan.
Cook in a pre heated pan at 160oC for 1 hour 15 mins or plave foil on the top and cook for 50 mins at 180oC.
It was ment to have 175gms of bacon but DH and I can’t eat it so I don’t put it in
We also have spaghetti with no meat, I just grate carrot and zucchini, onion, and celery or silverbeet stalks into the sauce.
onigiri/rice balls are good, just like sushi, you can add your own filling and if you don’t like seaweed rap it up in a lettuce leaf.
Meat free nachoes, use red lentils in place of minced beef. Can do the same with spaghettie if you want to cut the amount of mince your putting in or replace it all.
Stir frys with no meat just veg, same with fried rice. You can add scrambled egg if you want.February 25, 2010 at 5:11 am #454685
I love Dahl – I use Peter Singers Recipe.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic (crushed/chopped)
1 medium onion (diced)
1- 2 tablespoons curry powder, to taste
Salt, to taste
1 cup small red lentils
3 cups water
2-3 bay leaves, to taste
1 cinnamon stick
1 tin tomatoes, (chopped)
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
In a large saucepan, saute garlic til fragrant.
Add onions and cook until they begin to soften.
Add curry powder and salt, to taste, and cook over medium heat til mixture begins to brown.
Add lentils and stir for a minute or so before adding water, the bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Bring to boil, then turn heat down very low and simmer for 20minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add chopped tomatoes, and simmer a further 10minutes, until thick. The lentils should be soft and the consistency just liquid enough to pour.
Add coconut milk and lemon juice. Stir through, and remove from heat.
Serve over rice with lime pickle and mango chutney.February 25, 2010 at 5:15 am #454686
We love eggplant parma!
Slice eggplant and fry on each side (I don’t use oil)
Top with tomato sauce (pasta style sauce is nice) and cheese
Grill until cheese is melted!
Serve with veggies and a baked potato!
I guess this is more of a winter meal!
Good luck!February 26, 2010 at 12:36 am #454687
Zuchini fritters .. zuchini fritters … zuchini fritters
:metal::metal::metal:February 26, 2010 at 1:13 am #454688
We make a stir fry, with or without tofu that basically cosnsists of what veggies we can get out of the garden, fresh hokkien noodles and vegetarian (mushroom) oyster sauce. Works for me! 😀
NevFebruary 26, 2010 at 3:00 am #454689
Spinach & ricotta cannelloni
:kiss1:February 26, 2010 at 6:41 am #454690
What Wombat said, and sometimes I curry the veggies and sometimes leave out the noodles………………I use whatever I have to hand. The variations are endless.
:hug::hug::hug:February 26, 2010 at 6:42 am #454691
Oh, and I forgot, vegetarian lasagna, yummo!!!!!
:hug::hug::hug:February 26, 2010 at 7:03 am #454692
Another thing at the moment is pasta with a homemade sauce of roasted cherry toms and garlic from the garden in some olive oil and salt and pepper, then blended with some water and sugar and gargen basil, and cooked down a little with some sugar.
Delish! And mostly from the garden!February 28, 2010 at 5:42 am #454693
A staple at our place is chilli beans (kidney beans, diced carrot, diced capsicum, diced celery and chopped chillies cooked in a tomato-based sauce) which is one of the few meatless meals Hubby will eat (he is not keen on chickpeas or lentils).
I recently tried out a pea and potato curry recipe and he liked that too.
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