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Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff

I have been exploring cream of mushroom soup recipes. This particular one has great taste, and was intended to be made into a soup, but it’s absolutely fab on rice or pasta! So I’m using it as another vegetarian entre, and it will become a regular for us. This recipe is half the original (and […]

Mexican Hot Sauce

Mexican Hot Sauce

Long ago, we used to visit my sister and watch old black-and-white movies, having nachos and hot sauce along with a glass of wine. Better than takeaway! This is my easy-cooking interpretation of her recipe, though I’ve included equivalent fresh ingredients if you prefer trying that. 1 onion, chopped 1 tsp garlic powder (or 2 cloves […]

Cauli & Chickpea Madras

Cauli & Chickpea Madras

Another of my vegetarian experiments, which works well if you like curry. I use Patak’s curry paste, as personal preference, but obviously your choice! I think this is about Medium hot, add more paste if needed. 60g red lentils 280ml water (10 floz) Rinse the red lentils well, 2 or 3 times. Bring water to […]

Coleslaw

Coleslaw

I started making coleslaw as a way to reduce the number of small plastic pots in my life. It’s a good winter salad, with very little plastic involved! This has been evolved from numerous sources to fit with my family’s taste. 1 carrot, grated onto a triple layer of paper towel 4 heaped dessertspoons of […]

Red Dragon Mash

Red Dragon Mash

Continuing my search for vegetarian recipes that suit people who are not very adventurous, I’ve discovered that Aduki beans are fairly inoffensive for us non fans of beans. This recipe is adapted from the book “Not Just  Load of Old Lentils”, and ‘red dragon beans’ is the Chinese name. A lot of scope for varying. […]

Quinoa Lentil Loaf

Quinoa Lentil Loaf

I’ve been looking for vegetarian recipes that work OK for my family (who don’t much like beans other than the Heinz baked sort). This loaf goes down quite well, especially with a mushroom sauce, side veg and mash or baked potatoes. Allow an hour for the prep, at least the first time! 40g quinoa (soaked […]