Vegetarian Recipes

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

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Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Friday night is CHILI night in the Green Eatz household. A new version is created each week, sometimes extra hot and spicy, sometimes mild and tasty. But always vegetarian! Ingredients 1 onion 2 sticks celery 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 habaneros 2 serranos 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons chile powder 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 to 1 1/2 cups vegetarian grounds/mince 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin red kidney beans 1/4 cup chopped cilantro/fresh coriander Method Roughly chop the onions and...

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Garbanzo, yam and kale casserole

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Garbanzo, yam and kale casserole

This vegan recipe was created from leftovers found in the fridge… half a large yam,  a cup of garbanzo beans and some kale. The result was so tasty that it is worth sharing with you! Ingredients 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion 2 cloves garlic teaspoon each of cumin, paprika, turmeric 1 medium garnet yam/sweet potato 2 serrano chile peppers 1 tin garbanzo beans/chickpeas 1 cup vegetable stock 1 cup (packed) of chopped kale Method Chop the onion and mince the garlic and chiles Gently heat the olive oil in a large stock pot Add the onion...

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Spicy Lentil Pasta

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Spicy Lentil Pasta

A spicy lentil pasta dish that is quick and easy to make. Have you ever wondered what a lentil plant looks like? The picture shows that it is similar to a pea plant, with white, yellow or pale blue flowers. These produce a pod containing one or two seeds that become the lentils we eat. Ingredients 1 medium onion 2 sticks of celery 1 large carrot 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup of red split lentils 2 cups vegetable stock 1 lemon 1 teaspoon chile pepper flakes Pasta of your choice Method Roughly chop the onion, celery and carrot Gently heat the...

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

This is perfect comfort food for those cold winter days. French green or Puy lentils make this a hearty and satisfying meal… it’s perfect for Sunday lunch with brussels sprouts, peas and cauliflower. Ingredients handful of dried porcini mushrooms 2 1/2 cups hot water olive oil 1 brown onion 2 medium carrots 1 small clove garlic 1 1/2 cups of button mushrooms 1/4 cup of passata 3/4 cup french green or puy lentils 6-8 large potatoes salt and pepper 1 teaspoon of vegetable stock powder Method Boil a kettle of filtered water Soak the...

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Tofu Scramble

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Tofu Scramble

A great vegan substitute for scrambled eggs that goes very nicely with Easy Baked Beans. Tofu can be a very bland food, but use smoked tofu for extra flavour. Ingredients 150g firm tofu (smoked if possible) 4 spring onions handful button mushrooms olive oil salt and pepper teaspoon turmeric Method Top and tail the spring onions and chop finely Finely chop the mushrooms Gently fry the onions and mushrooms in the oil Meanwhile, chop up the tofu and then mash with a fork Add the tofu to the frying pan Sprinkle the turmeric over the tofu and mix...

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Low Fat Banana Muffins

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Low Fat Banana Muffins

This recipe proves that muffins can be tasty and healthy too, these are low in fat, cholesterol and sugar but high in fiber. Beware, these can be addictive! Ingredients 1 cup wholewheat flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup raisins 1 cup rolled oats 1 egg white 1 whole egg 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup plain yoghurt 2 large ripe bananas Method Preheat oven to 200C (400F) Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and raisins in a large bowl Whirl the oats in a food blender into a rough...

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Warm Bean Salad

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Warm Bean Salad

A versatile, healthy bean recipe that works well as a side-dish or main meal. You can probably whip it up in less than 15 minutes. Ingredients 1 can mixed beans 1 medium onion 1 small red pepper 1 celery stalk 1 cup of mushrooms balsamic vinegar olive oil Method Thinly slice the onion into rings Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan and add onions Chop the red pepper into small chunks and add to the pan Slice the celery stalk and add to pan Stir occasionally until the vegetables are beginning to soften Slice the mushrooms and...

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Easy Baked Beans

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Easy Baked Beans

It’s very easy to buy a tin of baked beans but they are high in salt and sugar, and it doesn’t take much effort to make your own healthy and tasty beans. This recipe makes savory English-style baked beans, rather than the sweet version that is often favored in the US. Ingredients 1 tin of beans (canellini, pinto, haricot) 2 spring onions 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon mustard tomato passata apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Method Drain the beans and place in small saucepan Finely chop the spring onions and add to beans...

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