Saturday 15 January 2011

Recipe Post -Potato and Vegetable Bake

I'm hoping now that I am back blogging and started to get my time management and writing stuff in order that I will be able to post more recipe posts too. (generally I hope to be able to post more of everything, not much to ask, lol) But there is a specific reason behind this one. Down in Cardiff (and in other places across the UK) the co-op are helping schools and community groups raise money and awareness of healthy eating by providing fruit and veg bags for sale to the community. I am now buying bags weekly from a local school in the hope of eating more healthily and cooking more fresh foods (as well as being less wasteful and more ecologically friendly). So every week I will be looking for and cooking a new veg based dish to use up the items I have in the bags, which will be different every week depending on the season.

So this week I decided to try a recipe out of the Greek Cooking book I had for christmas. I didn't have any meat in the house and didn't want to go out for extra ingredients so found a Courgette and Potato Bake recipe that I figured I could adapt to use the veg I had.
Here is the original recipe: (it feeds 4 as main course or 6 as a side dish)
1.5lb courgette
1lb potatoes
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
1 large pepper
400g can chopped tomatoes
150ml virgin olive oil
150ml hot water
1 tsp oregano
3 tbsp fresh parsley
salt and pepper

I altered it slightly (ok a fair bit) and decided to cut the recipe down to feed 2 (or just me)
So I used:
2 potatoes
half and onion
half a pepper
1 celery stick
1 garlic clove
6 mushrooms
half a tin of chopped tomatoes
Chopped mixed herbs
50ml water
50ml oil

It's a super easy meal to make.
  • Pre-heat oven to 190 C/ 375 F/Gas 5
  • Chop all the veg and place them in a overproof dish. Add the water, oil, herbs and chopped tomatoes and mix it all up well.
  • Place in the oven for 30 minutes
  • Remove from oven and add a bit more water and stir it all well to stop veg sticking to the pan (my potatoes did just a little) Return to oven for another 45mins (recipe said an hour but mine was done in 45mins)
  • Remove and serve either as a dish on it's own with some salad or as a side dish.
It was really yummy, super easy and very healthy - plus cheap!
I totally loved it and did manage to eat the whole bowl for my dinner

Do you have any great veg recipes I can try out? I really want to experiment more with my food this year and these bags are giving me the perfect opportunity to.

Daisymay X

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  1. I so wanna try that recipe. The result look awesome! :D

  2. Awe, Chantele, it was a nice surprise to see such a post here. This certainly reminded me of Jamie Oliver; I appreciate what he does so much! I've played his TED award speech in several different classes; it's very useful because it generates discussion very easily and he uses some nice expressions; plus, I just LOVE his accent ;p, hehe.

    I've always been curious about Greek cuisine, but never had the chace to try it. Maybe I can cook this recipe. As for today, I've already scheduled Mexican food with my best friend.

    Have a nice weekend! :)

  3. That looks yummy! I will have to try that recipe.

  4. I like to grill veggies and bite size pieces with basil and olive oil as warm salad.

  5. This looks delicious and healthy as well. I'm trying to learn how to cook at the moment, so am taking all the recipes I can get!

  6. woo! i would love to give it a try!!

  7. Mmmm! Looks so delicious! I'm actually hungry now!

  8. That sounds so good!

  9. You did well with what you had. And it looks like you took the picture when it was steaming hot. What I need right now during these Winter weeks!


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