I’m looking for some family-friendly vegetarian or vegan recipes? Does anyone have a favourite they want to share?

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  • Cheesy potatoes and baked beans

  • Carrot gratin

    1 Tbls of extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil
    1 onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, crushed
    1.5kg (3.3lbs) carrots, peeled, diagonally cut into 1cm thick slices
    250mls vegetable broth
    1 cup almond meal
    1 Tbls of snipped chives
    50g (1.76oz) olive oil.
    1/2 cup grated parmesan (avoid if you like)
    sea salt

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees (356’F). Heat coconut oil in a saucepan. Add onion and garlic, and cook for 3 min or until soft.
    Stir in carrots and cook for 2 min. Stir in broth. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Season.
    In a bowl combine almond meal, chives, olive oil and parmesan (optional) in a bowl this should form a crumb like consistency.
    Transfer carrot mixture to an ovenproof dish. Top with the almond mixture and bake in the oven for 20 min until golden and crisp.
    Serve warm as a side.

  • While ago I was having cleanout in caravan and found my old rice cooker, decided to whip up a quick Vegetable Rice which was enjoyed by us. I Added 1 cup basmati rice, 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables. half cup red lentils, 2-3 tblspn yellow curry paste, about 2 cups veg stock . . . turned out really nice.

  • I cut up tofu and stir fry it with onion, Asian greens and coles satay sauce I the bottle and serve it with rice.

  • If you are ever near a coles or woolworths, their free magazines are a great source of achievable recipes – usually can find some great recipes on their websites too.

  • One of our favourite is tacos. For the taco mix just chuck all of this into one saucepan – large tin of baked beans in tomato sauce, tin of crushed tomatoes, tinned sweetcorn kernels, chopped broccoli, chopped carrots, green beans, cut up zucchini. (any veggies you like really) Cook on a low heat, making sure that the bottom doesn’t burn. You can add spices or not. Serve with warmed taco shells or wraps, lettuce, sliced mushroom, sliced capsicum, sliced cucumber, diced tomato, salsa, grated tasty and sour cream. If I make too much taco mix – the next day I put it into a casserole dish and put a thick layer of mashed potato on top, then sprinkle with tasty cheese. Bake until it is hot. Serve with sour cream if there is some left over :)

  • Vegetarian spag bol – vegetarian mince of choice (we used to use Sanitarium casserole mince in a can), one jar pasta sauce, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can tomato paste, minced garlic, 1 onion and Italian herbs – you can also add mushrooms and carrot for extra veg and some minced chilli to taste if you want a kick. Simply saute the onion and then just add everything else in and simmer until heated through. Serve over fettucine pasta with cheese if desired – vegan or otherwise

  • A nice Dahl is always comforting and you can adjust to suit your family.

  • I make a lasagna but in place of the meat I add pumpkin zucchini and spinach which has been precooked and layered with cheese or vegan cheese and pasta.

  • Great suggestions here.. thank you all for sharing.

  • I love a hearty vegetable soup & adding butter beans makes it even heartier! Serve with crusty bread it’s really filling.

  • I think pancakes are great as you can make savoury ones with what you like and makes a good treat for a change.

  • There are wonderful recipes on this site!

  • I don’t make many Vegetarian dishes, but my sister does – here are a few of her recommendations. Vegetable curry; Mushroom Ragu; Mushroom and Leek filo pie; Spinach, Ricotta and Mushroom Quiche; Bubble & Squeak patties; Kale, Feta and Pumpkin pie; Roast Pumpkin and Spinach risotto; Rigatoni with Tofu and Broccoli pesto; Pumpkin and Feta pancakes; Vegetarian pizza; Cherry and Goat’s cheese salad; Roast vegetable frittata.

  • Not necessarily recipes although you can google. But I love to make vegetarian curries. Especially if they have eggplant in them.

    Vegetarian moussaka is a favourite.

    Stir-fry with Tempeh instead of meat.

    Vegetarian pizza.

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