I obviously love classic lasagna – I mean who doesn’t? But I also really love experimenting with different varieties and this one with spinach, feta, grated courgette and super savoury mushrooms is my current favourite to make. Obviously its not a healthy dish, but it’s healthier than traditional lasagna and its also hella delicious. Enjoy.
This is the cheesiest, most satisfying vegetarian lasagna ever. Way better than a fake mince variety with tomato sauce. This is creamy, savoury and delicious.Like any lasagna, there are a few stages involved but its totally worth it!
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Dried lasagna sheets
Fry the mushrooms and onions in a wide bottomed frying pan until quite brown. For the last 2 minutes add the garlic crushed or minced – set this aside
Defrost the spinach in the microwave and grate the courgettes with a cheese grater.
Fry the grated courgette in the same frying pan for a few minutes until they are soft
add the courgette and defrosted spinach to a bowl and crumble in the block of feta
Now make your white sauce – melt the butter and add the flour, frying for a couple of minutes. Slowly add the milk while whisking and cook together for 3-5 minutes until slightly thickened.
Add half the white sauce to the feta, spinach, courgette mixture – keep the other half for the top of the lasagna
Layer up the lasagna adding oil to the bottom of your baking dish to stop it sticking – layer the feta spinach mixture then the mushrooms and onions on each layer. Finish with the rest of the white sauce and add the cheddar cheese to the top
Put tin foil on the top and bake at 170 for 1 hour
I’ve recently got hugely into making my own curry paste – which is way easier than I thought. The proportions are easy and it means you can make the paste when you have time and throw everything together later in the day.
I made this with a mixture of red rice, brown basmati and white basmati but you could easily use a bag of mixed wild rice. I think this would make a great vegetarian dinner party option because you can make it, leave it and reheat when you’re ready to serve.
The vegetables in the dish are 100% flexible. I used some gorgeous oyster mushrooms and a leek and shallot but you could easily replace with green veg or whatever you have in your fridge.
This would make a great vegetarian or vegan (replace the feta with nutritional yeast) dinner party recipe. The recipe here meant to serve 4 but you could easily double the quantities and have enough for a meal for 8 in under an hour.
The smoky crunchy polenta goes so well with the sweet tomato sauce and sharp salty feta – it’s honestly such an amazing combination!
During isolation I’ve been making lunch for my housemates. It gives me a break away from work and has also meant I’ve finally nailed soup-making! This one is so incredibly warming; sweet, spicy and creamy from the potatoes. The secret is the dollop of mango chutney which takes the harshness away from the spices.
This is my favourite thing to make whenever I have Aubergines. You do need a good few staples such as Miso and sesame oil, but if you are ok to invest in them do – they will last forever and once you’ve made this, you’ll want to make it again in the future.
This was a bit of a revelation, Pizza in 15 minutes! I think this would be great to try with kids too as it make a really easy dough to work with. I used smoked cheddar because its what I had and it was delicious! Obviously use mozzarella if you prefer.
This is a nice store cupboard staple, I don’t know if this is true of everyone but I always seem to have slightly soft carrots and other root veg at the bottom of my vegetable drawer and this is way of turning them into a quick spicy, smooth and creamy soup.
Oh my god, this recipe changed my life. My live-in lover adores falafel more than anything and I never thought i’d be able to make proper, crunchy, fresh out of the frier falafel that is a little bit creamy inside at home. The only niggle is you need to soak the dried chickpeas over night, but using dried means its crazy cheap. The mixture also freezes really well which is great because this recipe makes a lot!
200g dried chickpeas – soaked overnight
1/2 big bunch of coriander (stalks included)
2 cloves garlic
3 spring onions
1 tsp salt
1tsp curry powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp flour
Make sure to soak the chickpeas in water overnight – they’ll massively expand and become softer.
Drain them and add them to a food processor. Slice up the spring onions, coriander, and garlic and add them and everything else to the processor as well.
Once the mixture is slightly holding together, empty out into a bowl.
Chill the mixture for an hour in the fridge.
Roll into golf sized balls and deep fry for 5-8 minutes in medium oil.