Category Archives: Mushrooms

Veggies in parmesan sauce

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Veggies in parmesan sauce
Now to be fair to Yotam Ottolenghi, I think I’d quite enjoy eating at his restaurants Nopi or Ottolenghi.  However,  his recipes as published in the media are well complicated, and I don’t have any more space in my cupboards for any more exotic ingredients.  So below is a simplified version of one published recently, but still tasty and versatile, and a good way to get your five a day into you!
(Regrettably no photo until I locate my camera USB cable 😦   ) UPDATE:foounndd ittt!

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Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Mushroom Roast

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Six-day work weeks.  Gotta love ’em…pphhzzarrghhhh *collapses*.  However the days are getting longer and sunnier, and it’s nice to sense the faint “Beep!…..whirrrrrrrrrr…” that is Nature rebooting itself for another Spring.

Managed to get a full weekend off, and spent most of it cooking furiously in the manner of a devoted foodie who has been living off quick and easy noodle stirfries for the past month.  The Grauniad newspaper rose to the challenge with several delicious vegetable/nut roasts, and first up is my version of a chickpea and vegetable roast….

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/20/veggie-roast-recipe-swap-nut-roast

(Hopefully photo later, camera being re-charged…)

(Update; no photo, obviously too busy eating to tend to the pictorial needs of this blog…)

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Rice Noodle & Vegetable Bake

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A good, cheap 3-days-until-payday bake, using store cupboard staples (particularly relevant for January, the Official Month of 3-Days Till Payday).  Nothing too sophisticated but moreish and goes down well with a spot of ketchup!

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Chestnut Roast

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Turns out that, with Mum gone, I’m the only person in the family who actually eats roast chestnuts with Xmas dinner.  So the post-dinner clear-out of leftovers gave me a good 2/3rds of a tin of lovingly pre-roasted chestnuts to play with.  Mixed with finely chopped mushrooms and a few other ingredients, these made a cracking nut roast, as I’m sure Scrat would agree…

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ice%20age%20mammoth%20christmas%20scrat&qs=n&form=QBVR&pq=ice%20age%20mammoth%20christmas%20scrat&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&mid=91D9EB7EFA687C726D8091D9EB7EFA687C726D80

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Vegetable Stew with Cheesy Herby Dumplings

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Officially work starts at 8.30am, but in some kind of group telepathic reaction to the grey skies and perma-twilight most people rolled in late today, looking like the fight between Being a Responsible Working Adult and Waaarrrmmm Duvet had been a very close-run thing. Got home with a serious craving for vegetable stew with dumplings.  Ten minutes on google search pulled up this economical, flexible and rib-sticking little gem.  Now you must excuse me whilst I go back to the pot and ladle out a second helping…. *belches*

Original here:

http://www.lovefood.com/guide/recipes/14504/nicola-graimes-winter-vegetable-and-coffee-stew

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Vegetable Biryani

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Yesterday was 3 hours on the train and 3 back to an old university friend’s 40th birthday.  He now has a large family so it was an afternoon sandwich buffet and catch-up rather than a raucous drunken affair, but it was lovely to meet up with people I hadn’t seen for quite some time, look over photos from the 1990s *cringe*, and generally see where life has taken us in the intervening 20 years.

Came home knackered and with that over-stuffed with cheese sandwiches, pizza and crisps feeling.  So slept in late, and brunch was a bowl of salad and chicken quorn pieces drizzled lightly with olive oil.  Feeling that my fat and salt levels had been restored to normal, I decided to clear the fridge of some odds and ends of vegetables with this tasty and fragrant biryani…

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1397/spiced-vegetable-biryani

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FATFAL Noodles

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1) RIP Rik Mayall

2) Spent Monday off work sick, and the rest of the week playing catch-up.  Tired, narked, tired-narked and thoroughly tarked-noff.   Fortunately found this recipe, which, even if you’re not hungover, ticks the boxes of quick, convenient, tasty and pleasingly messy to eat.  F**k All This For a Laugh Noodles, if you will….

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/hungover-noodles

Right Kids?

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