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"Meat free" meals?

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    VanessaVanessa
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    I am looking to try to include a few more “meat-free” meals into our diet.

    I have borrowed a cookbook from a friend (Vegan yum yum) and am hoping to try some of the recipes from that.

    Just wondering if others have some “meat-free” favorites (recipes, websites, books) for anti-vegetarian households?

    #535155
    SnagsSnags
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    Cant beat a margherita pizza, dahl or Balkan bean soup or a simple pasta tomato base and what ever is in the garden broad beans are the best sprouting broccoli is pretty good too..

    #535156
    bluezbanditbluezbandit
    Member

    This is one I cooked recently and put on my blog.

    vegan Vegetable Curry.

    4 potatoes, peeled and cubed

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    1 yellow onion, diced

    3 cloves garlic, minced

    2 teaspoons ground cumin

    1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

    4 teaspoons curry powder

    4 teaspoons garam masala

    1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced

    2 teaspoons salt

    2 cups tomato passata

    1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

    (14 ounce) can coconut milk

    I also added pumpkin, peas, beans, carrots, celery, leeks, capsicum (from the garden) and sweet potato (from shop).

    Directions

    Place potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potato into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.

    Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, curry powder, garam masala, ginger, and salt; cook for 2 minutes more. Add the tomatoes, chickpeas, peas, remaining vegies and potatoes. Pour in the coconut milk, and bring to a simmer. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

    my blog is http://www.tryhardfrugalista.com if you are interested.

    #535157
    Eira ClaptonEira Clapton
    Participant

    I love the River Cottage recipe books, and at Christmas I was given the Three Good Things on a Plate cookbook from Hugh Fearnley Whittington. I have been through just about every recipe in the book -most of them are real winners. Easy and cheap. Some meat and fish recipes, but lots of ones using vegetables. Try your library and see if you can borrow it.

    #535158
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    The Guardian has a a few good recipes regularly

    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/vegan

    #535159
    froot_loopzfroot_loopz
    Member

    the only regular, non meat meal we eat here, is macaroni cheese, not from a packet made from scratch

    #535160
    pennypenny
    Member

    Cheese and onion pie yum.

    Pastry the recipe said make your own but I cheat with sheets if rushed. The rest is cheese onions and some cream. Even the meat eaters like it. I make it for the vegetarians in the family with veg and the meat eaters can add a chop or something and everyone is happy.

    #535161
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    Spinach garlic and feta pie is pretty excellent

    Spinach,feta,egg and boiled potato in a pide is my fave too.(with a sprinkle of nigella seeds).

    #535162
    missy71missy71
    Member

    Just pasta with a basic tomato sauce with parmesan cheese and a salad . Yum :tup:

    #535163
    BelBel
    Member

    Quiche/frittata. Pasta with garlic, breadcrumbs and broccoli. Big baked potatoes with coleslaw etc. Tuna mornay

    #535164
    froot_loopzfroot_loopz
    Member

    one me and the boy like to eat, the girl doesnt is a pasta salad.

    cooked cold, spiral pasta, throw some lettuce, carrot, cucumber, tomato, and whatever else you want in it, corn, capsicum etc, and then a salad dressing over it, we use ranch or ceasar, doesnt have to be smothered just enough to taste.

    I usually cook the pasta at work, come home and hand it to the child before I head off to play cricket on a monday night

    #535165
    mudhenmudhen
    Member

    http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/silverbeet-feta-g%C3%B6zleme

    Tonight we discovered Gozleme, a recipe we will keep on hand, especially when there is a glut of spinach or silver beet. One of my boys has had them a couple of times from a Turkish food stall in the Garden of Unearthly Delights, those ones had a choice of extra fillings, like cubed & fried potato or sweet potato and slices of meat. We added fried potato to ours as we had it as a vegetarian meal tonight. No one could finish a whole one, so there are leftovers for lunch tomorrow – yum!

    Edited to add we used Bazaar brand greek yiros wraps and cooked them in the sandwich press, easy peasy!

    #535166
    GirlFridayGirlFriday
    Member

    Shepherds pie made with canned brown lentils instead of mince.

    #535167
    Lady BeeLady Bee
    Keymaster

    This is one of our favourites: Roulade with spiced pumpkin, macadamia, pear and tarragon stuffing. It calls for amaretti biscuits, which I never have so I throw in a handful of ground almonds instead. Also I used fresh pear rather than dried – because I have oodles of them on the tree.

    Also this one which is from Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals, but I couldn’t find a direct link online, but this one is the same. It’s Cauliflower Macaroni Cheese. It calls for bacon but just leave that out. I don’t always have creme fraiche on hand, sour cream or even natural yoghurt gets substituted. I’ve also made this without the macaroni just to serve as a side dish to something else.

    These two are obviously no good if you want vegan meals, but if it’s just meat free you’re after, they’re delicious.

    #535168
    mudhenmudhen
    Member

    We had this the other night after being gifted a bunch of kale and two dozen eggs from a friend: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/01/skillet-barley-with-kale-and-eggs.html?ref=quick

    It was yum!

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