Easy peasy is this goal. Today was our first veggie day, which turned out to be pretty easy.
Breakfast – Cherry Jam^ on toast and a cup on Lemon balm tea
Lunch – Salad roll with cheese and mustard and a jug of water
Dinner – Goulash with chive dumplings and mashed potato. The goulash was made with mostly ingredients from the garden. Here is the recipe from the cookbook ‘200 Veggie feasts’ by Louise Pickford
4 tablespoons olive oil^
8 baby onions, peeled*
2 garlic cloves, crushed*
1 large carrot, chopped^
1 large celery stick, sliced*
500g potatoes, peeled and cubed*
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (very important)
400 g can of diced organic tomatoes
450 ml vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
75 g self-raising flour^
half teaspoon salt
50 g butter^
1 tablespoon chopped chives*
4-5 tablespoons water^
Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onions, garlic, carrot, celery, potatoes and caraway seeds and cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently for 10 minutes. Add paprika and cook, stirring for 1 minute
Stir in the tomatoes, stock, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes
Make the dumplings. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and mix in the soft butter with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the chives, mix in a little of the water to make a soft dough. Divide into 8 dumplings and roll into balls
Carefully arrange the dumplings in the stew, leaving gaps between them, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until doubled in size and light and fluffy.
Serve with mashed potato and a crusty roll. Serves 4.
Note: All ingredients marked with an * were home grown. All ingredients marked with a ^ were local.
Tomorrow, Kim and I will be scouring all the veggie cookbooks we have to write down those that a) we have ingredients in the garden, and b) we like the look of! Sound like fun.
When I want to eat just from the garden, I frequently make my own tortillas (so easy about 12 for 2 cups of flour), nice and fresh and excellent topped with anything from the garden.
Good luck in eating vege!
Cool. Even a meatasaurus like me could tuck into that. I’m definitely going to give that one a try.
Put up a few more recipes like than and you’ll have me eating more herbavore than carnavore.
That’s a hint in case the sledge hammer of subtlety missed you 😉
Those dumplings look and sound very yummy! I haven’t eaten meat in several years, and while I certainly have a long ways to go being more ‘green’, I do feel good about that. Every little bit helps, I figure.
Thank you Gavin for the recipe. I too have decided to cut down our meat consumption simply because it makes me feel unwell. I am going to try the recipe tonight.
Carol Hardie says
Great Recipe,thank’s Gavin!!i too do not eat hardly any Meat these day’s,and i feel much better for it,i eat a lot of Legume’s,and am trying to grow as much as i can,love the dumpling’s,xx Carol
Here is one of our family favs for ya
1 bag penne pasta
1 jar homemade pasta sauce
1 bottle cream
1 chopped onion
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup of tasty cheese
1 cup of mozzarella cheese
boil penne pasta till aldente strain and put in a baking tray pour over some yummy homemade pasta sauce add the bottle of cream ,onion and mushrooms mix it it round till its combined sprinkle cheese of top
bake till golden on top
serve with homegrown salad
for yoursized family there will be left overs for school n work ..its nice hot or cold
Out Back says
Made this recipe up today for lunch Gavin. It was very good and tasty! I didn’t have any Caraway seeds so replaced it with a bit of Cumin…will definitely try this again, thanks for sharing with us.