Vegetarian

Holiday Pilau

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Ingredients (all fresh):
2 tomatoes
2inch piece of ginger
2 pieces of fresh garlic
Bunch of spring onions
Bunch of coriander leaves and stalks
1 green pepper
4 small new potatoes
2 handfuls sweetcorn
5 handfuls rice
1 tsp curry powder
1-2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Method:
1. Chop roughly and blend together the tomatoes, spring onions, coriander, ginger and garlic.
2. Heat a little butter or oil in a pot and add the blended ingredients. Add salt and spices and let it cook till mixture darkens slightly.
3. Then add finely chopped pepper, sweetcorn and cubed potatoes and cook till potatoes are 70% cooked.
4. Then add the washed rice and the same amount of water as there is rice plus a quarter more. Not too much. Taste and add salt if needed.
5. Let this cook on high heat for a few minutes and then on low heat for about 15 mins. Once cooked garnish with chopped herbs and serve warm with mint chutney.

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Vegetable Lasagna

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Ingredients:
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 large stem of leek
1 med courgette
1 large carrot
1 medium or large red onion
1 bottle lasagna sauce some Some tinned tomatoes
Spices

Method:
1. Brown some fresh garlic in oil.
2. Then add green chilies, coriander and cumin powder, turmeric, red chilli powder, salt, black pepper and some mixed herbs. Cook for a few minutes.
3. Now add carrots and cook for 3/4 mins. Then add the courgette and let it cook for 8/10 mins. Then add the leeks and Sweetcorn and cook for few more minutes.
4. After this then add the pasta sauce, tomatoes, peppers and onions. Bring to a boil and simmer till oil evaporates.
5. Make a white sauce and layer the lasagna in a dish with the vegetable mixture.

Note: Chop the vegetables chunky to give it more texture.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Pav Bhaji

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Ingredients:
4 medium onions
100g peas
100g mushy peas tin
100g chopped tomatoes
100g cauliflower
1/2 capscicum pepper
4-5 garlic cloves sliced
200g butter
30-50g Shan pav bhaji masala mix

Method:
1. Boil the potatoes.
2. Meanwhile melt butter in a seperate pan and add diced onions, peppers and garlic slices. Cook till the onions soften
2. Then add pav bhaji mix and chopped tomatoes to the onions. Let it simmer for 5 mins.
3. Add the boiled and coarsely mashed potatoes (no skins), cauliflower, peas and mushy peas tin. Let it cook for a few minutes.

Serve on toasted buns with chopped tomatoes, sliced onions and lemon.

Note: for an extra kick you can add diced jalapeños.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Zaynab Kalang

Baked Bean Pasta

Ingredients:
Chicken breast
Crushed ginger and garlic
Salt to taste
Chunky cut carrots
Peppers
Courgettes
Red chilli powder
Coriander powder
Black pepper
1 tin baked beans
1 jar pasta sauce
Variety of pasta shapes
Soft cheese
Cheese sauce
Cheese
Mixed herbs

Method:
1. Chop onion and fry till soft. 2. Add diced chicken breast, salt, ginger and garlic. Let it cook
3. Add chunky carrots, peppers and courgettes and spices. Then add baked beans and a whole jar of pasta sauce. Let it cook.
4.  Meanwhile boil pasta shapes for 7 minutes or so and drain once cooked.
5. Add pasta to the baked bean and tomatoe sauce. You can also add some philadelphia cheese.
6. Make a white cheese sauce. 7. Put one layer of pasta at the bottom of a dish, top with cheese sauce, cheese, then pasta again, cheese sauce, cheese and sprinkle with mix herbs.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan