Saturday, November 18, 2006


The Tucker Bunch are hosting a sharing of meatless recipes. I think they are calling this Meatless Fridays.

Its not Friday today. And we may eat meat on Friday - or not.

We do, however, often eat vegetarian and I was vegetarian as a younger mum in my 20s.

So, here a couple of our fave meatless recipes.

Impossible Vegetable Quiche

Thomas and Anthony enjoy making this on their cooking nights. Yummy with jacket potatoes or bread rolls and salad.It is called "impossible" since it ( supposedly) makes it own crust.

6 eggs
2 cups low fat milk
1 1/2 cups low fat cheese, grated
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped vegetables ( your choice - corn, zucchini, peas, broccoli, mushrooms, tomato, capsicum or a mixture thereof)
1 cup wholemeal self raising flour

Beat everything together. Pour into a quiche dish that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in a moderately hot oven ( 200 degrees Celsius) for 35 - 40 minutes.

You can substitute tinned tuna for some or all of the vegetables - but most of my kids hate tuna!

Cashew Kapow

Potato - 500g or 1 lb, sliced or diced
Peas and/or Beans - 1 cup
Dessicated Coconut - 3 teaspoons
Cashew nuts - 1/2 - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to Taste
Pinch turmeric
Chopped garlic and onion to taste
Curry powder - 1/2 - 1 tablespoon

Cut the potatoes, mix them with a pinch of turmeric and salt. Lightly coat a pan with oil or cooking spray, when it is hot put in the potatoes, fry them till golden brown. Then add onion, chilli powder, curry powder, fry them till they turn golden brown, add garlic , salt to taste, peas, beans and mix them well. Saute them for 1 minute then add the cashews and coconut. Add 1/2 cup hot water. Close the lid and cook them till the vegetables are done. Serve with hot brown or basmati rice. Gorgeous!


Ruth Tucker said...

Wow! These recipes look great. I would love to make the quiche. I think my husband would like it alot. Thank you for putting a link to your blog. I hope more moms submit more recipes. It's so hard to come up with new things. I've put a link to your recipes on today's post. Take care and God bless. Ruth

Leonie said...

Let me know if your dh likes the quiche . I only make very simple foods .:-)

beate said...

wonderful, leonie, i'm always looking for meat-less recipes!

Leonie said...

Oh, so am I - and easy is best. Have any you'd like to share?