Courgette and butter bean fritters πŸŒ±

I have made a very simple little snack! I had high hopes for this and it hasn’t disappointed me.

At this time of year vegetable growers are proudly plucking the last of their crops, giving away gluts of this and that.

Well if you have searched and found this look no further!

This is a very cheap recipe if things are a bit tight, or you are a scrooge.

You will need…..

A tin of butter beans

2 small or one large courgette or a fancy pants one if you so do wish, grate it finely and squeeze excess water off.

Herbs and spices of your choice

(I used ….

fresh coriander

Crushed coriander seeds

Cumin seed

Garam masala

Salt

Chick pea flour

And added chilli powder and a chillies finely chopped to half of the mix as my children are not chillie heads yet!

I mushed up the butter beans with a fork and mixed in the rest of the ingredients.

Made into little patties and coated in chick pea flour.

If you have time put them in the fridge.

Shallow fry the fritters for about five minutes. Turning each side.

Voila!!

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Juddyjo’ sweet and sour Halloumi

Very late to the party here! I have found Halloumi woo hoo (the new stew) I made beer battered Halloumi fish and chips and mushy peas….. that was me ‘hooked’ pardon the pun!

So what else can I do with this lovely stuff?

A fabulous versatile little love, that stays in the fridge like a soldier waiting to come on duty…..

So tonight my friends is juddyjo’ s sweet and sour Halloumi!!!

Let’s do this…..

Fry an onion…..

Add 3 ripe fresh tomatoes….

Add 2 green chillies…

Add soy sauce……

Add…. 3 pineapple rings of pineapple lol chopped up and the juice from the tin.

Add lots of generous sprinkles of sweet chilli sauce

Keep tasting!

Oil another pan and colour the halloumi that you have chopped into cubes on all sides.

Add to the sauce.

Serve with nice things….. I have chosen Tortilla wraps, cold shredded ice burg lettuce and spring onion thrown in for good measure!

And with the addition of a hot fiery Sriracha sauce to kill me off πŸ”₯

Vegan Quiche


I made these Lovely little Vegan quiches today, rather than use a flan type dish I decided to use a muffin tin.

The great thing about doing it this way is I have 6 delightful little tartlets with potentially 6 different flavoured combos!

I used ready to roll shortcrust pastry, it really is no trouble to make these.

I then mixed a block of firm silken tofu with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of chick pea four mixed with 100mls of water, also adding 1/2 a teaspoon of Tumeric for a yellow colour a similar consistency to pancake batter.

I then whizzed it up in my mini blender and set aside.

Grease the muffin tin with vegan spread, roll out pastry and cut into circles to fit into the muffin tin.

Add in the vegetables that you fancy, in each pastry cup.

I used, mushroom onion and tomato in some. Broccoli and spring onion in another. I would have used sundried tomato if I could open the jar πŸ™„.

I added plenty of the tofu mixture to each tartlet and then sprinkled smoked paprika on top, and some chives.


I then baked for 40 mins…your home will smell divine!


Let them cool, and serve the little devils up with some green leaves, chutney or a pickle or four these would fool anyone!

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Vegan recipe on the go

Well this is a new little recipe I am making tonight! Going to blog on the go!!!

I basically have no idea what I am cooking, I have put some baked sweet potato wedges in the oven with olive oil, I am planning to add garlic and sliced green chillies and smoked paprika at some point! I also have some  cooked white rice that I will add to the oily leftover pan at a point, got some cauliflower, coriander…. I also have wine to drink so this could get silly! 

Will update when I decide what to do next ha ha πŸ™‚

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I am hoping for crunch on my sweet potato wedges, they seem pretty soft, added a chopped green chillie peeper and a garlic clove and smoked paprika…smells divine πŸ™‚

Once they crisp up, I am going to remove them and use the oil left to add some veggies, herbs and rice… I think πŸ™‚ 

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Ha ha my sweet potatoes smell lush and want them to crisp up!

I have chopped up some seasonal veggies, onion, courgette, chard oh and not so seasonal cauliflower, once I remove those wedges I am going to shove that lot in the oven in the left over oil, with lots of love, herbs, and think about adding the rice πŸ™‚


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Ta da….

once the rice and vegetable mix is heated through, very soothing to mix this up around the baking tray, I added a few pinches  of mild curry powder and hot sauce, I use Psycho juice, it’s an amazing hot chilli sauce πŸ™‚ 

Mix it all in, add the sweet potato wedges, mix them through, return to the oven and then serve up a huge portion of this, as it’s crazy amazing!

The sweet potato has a meaty type texture, the crunchy skins with chewy bits and then soft flesh, mixed through with different textures of vegetables and a braised tasty rice, comforting Vegan heaven!

I even thought a sprinkle of pumpkin and or sunflower seeds would be lovely, serve with Green salad if you fancy, or big slices of Beef tomato.

It would be lovely cold for lunch the next day, doubt there will be any left though πŸ˜‹

Mushroom Biriyani .

I had lost this recipe and I was delighted to find it yesterday! Hence my blogging it today so I don’t lose it again.

It’s a lovely recipe if you fancy a curry in a hurry!

I made this slimming world friendly which would be syn free!

So here it is!

Spray a pan with fry light and fry mushrooms and finely chopped onion.

Or if not slimming world use 40g of butter (yum).

Spoon the mushroom and onion mixture into a bowl leaving any juice in the pan.

Add 1.5 teaspoons on Gram masala to the pan.

Add a small spoon of curry powder .

Add a thumb of finely chopped ginger and a mug of basmati rice.

Throw in a few Cardomon pods and 4 Bay leaves.

Dissolve a stock cube in 2 mugs of hot water and add the mushroom and onion.

Mix it all together and put into an oven proof dish with a lid.

Put into the oven for about 20- 30 mins.

Go and put your feet up with a nice Beer πŸ™‚

Mix in fresh coriander and lots of Lemon juice.

Put a tea towel over the top for about 10 mins and then serve.

Delicious!

I am now glad I won’t lose this recipe again!

Slimming world syn free Roast Dinner

  
It was absolutely delicious and all free on the slimming world diet! I used a Quorn Roast which is syn free, I find that letting it go cold and serving it at room temperature is much more tasty!

The potatoes were easy, par boil a good spud such as Maris Piper and then tip into a roasting pan.

Add some chopped Garlic.

Dissolve a good quality Vegetable stock cube into about 300mls of hot water and add to the roasting pan. Spray the tops of the potatoes with fry light spray. Cook on a medium heat, turn regularly. 

Spray them one further time, when they are nice and crispy they are done!

Syn free onion gravy…

Fry 1 red and one white onion until soft.

Add a very small clove of garlic.

I then added 1 teaspoon of Gravy salt as its Vegetarian, you can use a red oxo cube if you are not veggie! Then add about 500mls of water. I also added a pinch of sage and Thyme. Bring to the boil and then simmer for one hour. I then mashed up the onion so the gravy was smooth.

For the Sage and onion stuffing……

I used roughly 3/4 of a mug of cous cous and added 1 chopped up Red onion. I then added a tablespoon of Sage some salt an pepper and then added hot water to it until it was nice and soft and not too dry.

Baked it in the oven and voila! This was a really nice suprise and wonderspouse said he preferred it to the usual one that half of the Uk stuff up a chickens jacksy! 

Served up with your favourite Vegetables and there you have it!! A lovely Sunday Roast… I spent my syns on a nice glass of Red wine to enjoy with it!!

Koshari Rice #fridaymydaymoments

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I am really excited by Koshari rice πŸ™‚

To me it’s like a new Invention of taste, possibly a little bit like curry there are similiar but different Β versions .

All scrummy but this to me can’t be rushed…….

Egyptian rice! a street food that I would truly love have made for me and buy in its home place πŸ™‚

If you are not familiar with it it sounds rather strange!

To me it has become intriguing what’s not to like about a spiced tomato sauce,.
Underneath is rice with surprises including mustard seeds , cumin,other spices Green lentils. On top are Onions that have been loved and adored for an hour as they become crispy.

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Oh and then the addition of Macaroni!!!!

Believe me it works!

I am inventing a hashtag for my love of a happy Friday moment!Β 

And that amazing mother of a tomato spiced sauce that mothers the whole dish and makes it amazing πŸ™‚

Layers of crazy happiness:)

Will post my recipe ASAP πŸ˜‰

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I would love everyone to share their #fridaymydaymoments

I am not giving my recipe away……, (yet) πŸ’œπŸŒ±

Sweet corn and yellow split pea soup β˜€οΈπŸŒ±

  lovely cheap and tasty recipe! I made this for my little boy who loves a bowl of soup. Full of protein and vitamins and a winner!

I had a bowl of it and made mine with the addition of fresh oregano and chilli flakes sprinkled over and my favourite hot sauce!

I have made this with a can of cheap sweet corn and used fresh. Both lovely!

I softened an onion and 3 sticks of celery. Added a chopped up peeled medium potato and a cup of yellow split peas! Added a good glug of boed water and a medium simmer until the peas are softening.

Add the sweet corn and if using fresh add in the kernel  middle bit and take out at the end. 

I mushed mine with a potato masher.

Serve to hungry bellies πŸ™‚

Fritters!

  

These fritters are gorgeous! whats even better is they are simple and quick to make and there are endless posibillitys of flavours!
These happen to be Vegan/ vegetarian.
They are made with gram flour batter made with 50g of flour mixed with 100mls pf water.
I used cooked broccoli and red leiceter cheese for one flavour, and sweetcorn for the other and both had spring onion and chive.
gently fried on a medium heat for 10 mins and my little boy enjoyed them with a dollop of ketchup!
these are going to be great for campervan cooking! tin of sweetcorn to had and a bag of flour! really chuffed with these πŸ™‚ sneaky way to get healthy veg and chickpea goodness into my boy!
Gorgeous cold too (nice to find a little snack in the fridge)
being a bit of a spice monster i willl be making a chilli head one of some discription!

Vegan tuna

 
Really love this πŸ™‚ 🐟🐟🐟

Well, well, well I thought this was going a bit far and the outcome would be rubbish! Not at all, a lovely fresh flavour and great texture and utterly healthy! Really quick and cheap to make! My meat eating wonderspouse polished it off!

1 can of chickpeas mushed

1 stick of celery finely diced

3 gherkins finely diced

Dried Seaweed a tablespoon

Vegan mayonnaise

Salt and pepper

Squeeze of lemon

Mix all of the above leave for an hour or better overnight.

Make a yummy sandwich or on top of a baked potato.

And sit and polish ones healthy halo as you eat this yummy and kind to the ocean bit of heaven πŸ™‚ 

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