A lovely quick, nutritious meal using store cupboard ingredients. Chopping the veg into small pieces makes it more likely that young kids will eat them!
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A classic and tasty British dish, veggie/vegan style. This uses frozen veggie mince, which is available just about everywhere: Linda McCartney; Asda; Sainsbury;Tesco etc - just avoid Quorn which contains egg and dairy.
Good served with greens (eg broccoli; Brussels sprouts; sauteed shredded cabbage; curly kale) and lightly steamed carrots.
I had great fun making this lovely recipe. It is easy to make, very cheap and most importantly, it tastes really good. It is simple to prepare too.
Although there is a long list of ingredients, most of them are spices/herbs that you just need to measure into a small bowl. Other than that it only takes a few minutes to mix and roll out the pepperoni sausages. Baking takes an hour and it needs turning halfway through so you need to be around - but that time can be used to other things! Just make sure to set an oven timer, mobile phone or whatever.
The Gringas are made up of toasted tortillas filled with refried beans and melting vegan cheeze - roasted on a griddle or in the oven. They are then topped with a delicious butternut squash infused with coconut and other delicious ingredients!
Enjoy that lush pesto taste the low-fat and vegan way. The secret is using white beans, which become very creamy tasting when blended. (We use a similar technique in our delicious Artichoke & Filo Pie )
The pesto recipe is adapted for UK users with thanks from the lovely Oh She Glows food blog. Picture courtesy of them too!
This creamy, delicous pie will win over meat-eating family members! Thanks to Fry's for this and check out more superb recipes on the Fry's website.
Men's Extra: 50g plain tofu (35 cals)
A simple but tasty way to cook tofu and green beans
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This is grrrrrreat! Even if you aren't a big fan of plain tofu you'll enjoy this. Try and get extra-firm tofu if possible, it works better than the medium-firm variety. Serve with a savoury wholegrain pilaf - eg brown rice, quinoa or millet.
Sumac (or Somaq) is a dark red, tangy but mellow spice used in the Middle East - ie it isn't hot. Find it in a good supermarket like Waitrose, a health food shop or an Asian/Middle Eastern grocers.
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