Courgette and butter bean fritters 🌱

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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Stuffed peppers

I had a packet of Uncle Bens Express whole grain Mediterranean rice in the cubhoard a few peppers and some remains of my veg box. I chopped up an onion and half of a courgette which I had left and some mushrooms a few fresh herbs ( I had Basil, oregano and mint) I added a clove of garlic minced up and some torn up spinach leaves. I would have added some chilli pepper but toddler was having this too. I stirred in some olive oil and mixed it all together. Loaded it into halves of Red and Green pepper.
Wrap in tin foil and bake in the oven.

For the last 15 mins of cooking open up the tin foil sprinkle with cheddar cheese and let that melt.
Totally delicious!

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You could even do this on a barbecue!

Nommity Pie

I haven’t used much of my Veg Box produce this week. I took some vegetables out of the fridge, what was I going to do with these?

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Alas Nomnity Pie is born!

I sweat the Leeks in a pan and then added a chopped up bulb of Fennel and a cubed sweet potato.
I added a large garlic clove and 400 mls of soya cream.
Mixed in 250 g of cheese and let it melt in.
Finally I added Broccoli (about 4 big handfuls) mixed it around and then put a thick layer on a deep oven dish with a layer of mash potato on the top.

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Lovely comfort food!

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Scrumptious Twice Baked Potato

I am constantly thinking what is for Dinner! Today nothing was hitting the spot. Decided that it was getting close to the little ones dinner time and opted for baked Potato.
200 degrees for 2 hours is my sisters motto for baked spuds!
Once they were cooked I scooped out the Potato and added butter to that lovely fluffy Potato. Resist a taste of that…..

I went and pulled out some of my Abel and Cole Veg box happiness. I found Courgette, Spinach, Mushroom, Spring Onion and some Organic Cheese. Chopped it all up and added grated the cheese. Mixed it all together and scooped it back into the shells.
There is something lovely about this process. Back into the oven until golden and serve with a lovely Green salad.

Waiting to go in the oven…….

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Lovely comfort food!