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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2010, 09:44 »
last nights dinner.......

All Vegetable Spicy Stir Fry

Serves 2

3 cloves Garlic- finely chopped
1 fresh chilli- finely chopped (depending upon the heat of the chilli- don’t use whole scotch bonnet!!)
1 inch of ginger- finely chopped
2 table spoons oyster sauce or 1 table spoon soy sauce
1 heaped teaspoon veg stock- or 1 cube

1 onion- sliced- fairly chunky
2 carrots-finely sliced
6-8 mushrooms
1 leek
1 pepper- I prefer red or yellow as sweeter!
4 stems asparagus- in 2 inch long pieces

Green veg- Pak choy, swiss chard, spinach, broccoli- big handful of each(or the ones you have)
Rip the leaves into big chunks, leave the pak choy leaves whole if small and slice if big, try to get slices the same size for ever cooking!
Any other veg that wanders past!

Works best in a wok, or the biggest frying pan you have (I sometimes use my paella dish!)
Ensure all vegetables is ready chopped before you start cooking as will only take 5-10 mins to cook!

Start the Garlic, chilli, ginger off in ½ pint water, on a medium heat once they are bubbling add the stock, carrots and onions.
Cook until the carrots are starting to soften a little, then add leeks, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, peppers and any other ‘semi hard veg- eg courgettes.
Once back up to heat add all the soft greens, and the oyster/soy sauce and turn up the heat and stir like mad!
You may need to add a bit more water to help the greens to start wilting.

I aim to steam most of the vegetables and avoid using oil unless it is a ‘sticky pan’.
Its ready when the greens are wilting, but the firm vegetables still have a little crunch left!

Use whatever vegetables you have that will hold its shape- have found butternut squash really doesn’t work!

I try to get a mixture of veg that look good together- and that the colour balance nicely!
If you want more ‘bulk’ you can add noodles or rice, but I don’t normally.
If you are not keen on spicey food just leave out the chilli and ginger, tastes just as good.

And the really good news is, if you are following a diet (eg slimming world) the only items that are restricted are the oyster sauce and the stock- so is virtually a free meal! :)
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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2010, 18:26 »
Sorry, but whilst looking up my flat breads recipe I came across this all time favourite!

African Sweet Potato Stew

1 onion
4tbsp oil
garlic and ginger to taste
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
12 oz sweet potatoes
1 tbsp  curry paste
1/2 pt passata
1/2 pt veg stock
 8 oz spinach leaves
8 oz button mush
4 tbsp crunchy peanut butter (optional but does add something to the taste)
chopped coriander

Chop onion and fry in 3 tbsp of oil with ginger, garlic and cayenne.  Add c urry paste and cook 1 min.  Add diced potatoes.  Add passata and stock.  Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 20 mins.  Shred spinach leaves.  Heat remaining oil and fry mush  then add to pots with the spinach and cook for a further 5 mins.  Mix a few spoonfuls of juice to peanut butter (if using) to loosen it and then add to pots.  Add coriander and serve with rice.

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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2010, 07:42 »
I cannot claim this recipe to be my own but it is from my favourite Indian cookbook and I do cook it quite often. All the vegies that I have cooked it for say its the best veg curry they have had!

Mixed Vegetable Curry (taken from: Indian Restaurant Cookbook by Pat Chapman);

300g Potatoes
115g Carrots
115g Turnips (if available)
3 Tablespoons veg oil
1 Large finely choped Onion
115g Tomatoes (tinned or fresh)
115g Peas
Salt

1Tsp Turmeric
1Tsp Cummin,ground
1Tsp Coriander, ground
1Tsp Chilli powder
2Tsp Garlic powder
2Tsp Paprika

1. Wash, peel and chop the potatoes, carrots and turnips, then blanch in boiling water for about 5 mins.
2. Mix the spices with a little water to make a stiffish paste.
3. Heat the oil, fry the onions until golden, then add the paste. Fry for 5 mins or so.
4. Combine blanched vegetables with the fried onion and spices, then add the toms and peas. Simmer until cooked - about 15-20 mins - adding salt to taste.

The root veg can be varied and I often substitute the turnips with parsnips.

Enjoy.

Bob

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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2010, 19:32 »
Printed that one off,  I would be a 'piscaterian' by choice (a veggie who eats fish, ) but Paul likes his meat, so we only have meat at the weekend and the rest of the week it's veg or fish!

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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2010, 13:24 »
Only 5 more days to go - get your recipes in!  :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2010, 22:35 »
This competition has now closed. Results will be published soon. Thank you for your entries.

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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2010, 13:40 »
Thank you all again for participating and the wonderful recipes.

After careful consideration the winners are as follows:

First Prize       GSDPenny for BERN’S SPICY BEAN BURGERS
Second Prize   Ice for IMAM BAYLIDI  (The priest fainted)
Third Prize      PlymouthMaid for BROAD BEAN AND COURGETTE PILAF

As there are 3 prizes, could GSDPenny let me know which prize she prefers first, followed by Ice etc. I'll also need you to pm me with your real names and addresses!

Last, but far from least, we have awarded a STAR PRIZE to Wighty for her numerous delicious recipes and, especially, her AFRICAN SWEET POTATO STEW. A copy of "Good Home Cooking" by Diana Peacock is winging its way to her.

I know I've got your name and address somewhere Wighty, but it would help if you could pm them to me.

HAPPY COOKING :D :D :D.



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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2010, 13:51 »
well done everybody, there was some lovely recipes there which I will try out  :)
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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2010, 13:51 »
Well done GSDPenny, they were lovely and a worthy winner.  :)


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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2010, 13:59 »
well done the prizewinners!
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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2010, 14:24 »
I'm absolutely over the moon to have won. I can genuinely say that I've never won anything before - probably because I don't usually enter :)

What brilliant timing too - the plot is rapidly providing larger and larger quantities of produce(you know how it goes, 3 broad beans on day 1, 12 on the next, and 457 on day 3!), so any recipes to use things in a new and interesting way are gratefully recieved.

And there's still loads of ideas on this thread alone to work through.  If only I liked aubergines...

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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2010, 17:32 »
Well done everyone. Some great recipes.
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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2010, 18:21 »
Congratulations prize winners   :D.
As I'm a vegetarian I'll definitely try some of these great recipies  :).
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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2010, 18:53 »
Excellent results, I too look forward to trying the recipes and well done to Wighty for sheer volume too, fab!
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Re: Recipe Competition - Vegetarian Main Course Dishes
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2010, 19:52 »
Thankyou for providing me with a competition that I could at last enter! Not good with the photos although had 'cracked' it with our last system but now we have this new one!



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