Vegetarian Recipes

Here you will find a number of simple but tasty recipes that are particularly suited to a healthy vegetarian diet.

Lentil Casserole

Invented by my mum and specially designed to support a balanced diet.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Hold back the cheese and courgettes and sling everything else into a large, shallow casserole dish. Carefully cut the courgettes into half-inch thick slices and lay them on top of the casserole mixture so that it's covered. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 2 hours at 150°C (Gas mark 2).
  2. Remove the foil and cover the casserole with grated cheese. Turn up the heat to 200°C (Gas mark 6) and brown the cheese.
  3. Serve hot with rice, salad and yoghurt. Serves 4 people.

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Bean Chilli

A tasty spicy vegetarian recipe.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Fry the onion in the oil. Put all other ingredients into a large saucepan, bring to the boil and then simmer. Add the onion when ready. Leave to simmer for about 30 mins.
  2. Serve hot with soured cream and Doritos, or rice and yoghurt. Serves 4 people, or 5-6 if you serve with rice.

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Garlic Mushrooms on Toast

I can't remember where I got this; I think I invented it myself, but I can't be sure.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a pan and gently sizzle the garlic, onion and rosemary for 5 minutes until softened and starting to brown.
  2. At the same time, fry the mushrooms and courgette in olive oil until starting to brown and then transfer to the onion and garlic, leaving the juices behind.
  3. Season the mixture with salt, pepper and whatever else you find suitable.
  4. Fry the bread cubes in the mushroom/courgette juice (with extra oil if necessary) until crispy.
  5. Toast some bread and top with the mushroom/courgette mix and top that with grated parmesan.

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Lentil Soup

An essential vegetarian recipe.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Put the lentils, water, rice, salt, pepper and stock cube in a large saucepan, bring to the boil and turn down to simmer.
  2. Fry the onion in a mixture of butter and olive oil.
  3. Add the onion to the lentils which should be soft by now.
  4. Add the juice of the lemon.
  5. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste (or just put it on the table so people can flavour their own).

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Mum's Super Veggies

Nice one, mum!

Ingredients

Method

  1. Chop the vegetables to the size you would like them.
  2. Starting with the tomatoes, throw everything into a big saucepan.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Finished.

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