Vegetarian wellington

500g butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1cm dice
2 tbsp olive oil
small bunch sage , leaves finely chopped
2 shallots , finely chopped
500g closed cup mushrooms , chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
150ml double cream
200g fresh breadcrumbs
½ tsp ground mace
150g cooked chestnuts , chopped
whole nutmeg, for grating
500g block puff pastry
plain flour, to dust
6-8 cooked beetroot (similar sized- about 400g)
1 egg , beaten, to glaze
1 tbsp sesame seeds or poppy seeds, to decorate

Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the squash with 1 tbsp oil, half the sage and some seasoning. Tip onto a baking tray and roast for 25 mins until tender.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan and fry the shallots for 10 mins until tender. Add the mushrooms and fry for 15 mins until softened, and the liquid has evaporated.

Add the garlic and remaining sage to the mushrooms, fry for a minute, then add the double cream. Stir until it coats the mushrooms and no liquid remains. Fold in the breadcrumbs, mace, chestnuts and roast squash. Season everything well, adding a grating of nutmeg. Leave to cool before assembling the wellington.

Roll the pastry out on a floured work surface to a 35 x 45cm rectangle. Transfer to a large parchment-lined baking sheet with one of the long lengths of the pastry facing towards you. Spoon the mushroom and squash mixture down the length of the pastry, leaving a 7cm border along the top and 1cm on both sides. Brush all the exposed pastry with beaten egg.

Put the beetroots in a line down the middle of the filling – they should be touching. Fold the filling-covered, long length of the pastry over the beets, using the paper to help you. Roll up and trim the pastry with a knife when it’s overlapping by 1cm.

Place the wellington seal-side down, and pinch the ends to seal. Egg wash the whole thing and use a fork or blunt cutlery knife to score the pastry in a pretty pattern. Chill until for at least 30 mins, or up to 24 hrs.

Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Brush the wellington with more beaten egg, sprinkle with the sesame or poppy seeds and bake for 45-50 mins until golden brown and puffed up. Leave to rest for 10 mins before carving into chunky slices with a sharp knife to serve.

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Kidney Bean and Pineapple Curry

1 large onion, finely chopped, or 140g frozen diced onion
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1–2 tbsp garlic and ginger paste
2 tbsp medium curry powder
432g tin pineapple chunks in juice
400g tin kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
salt and black pepper

To serve
basmati rice
fresh coriander (optional)
Recipe tips
Put the onion in a large non-stick pan, add the oil and a generous pinch of salt, and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, or until the onion starts to soften.

Add the garlic and ginger paste and stir in well, then stir in the curry powder. Pour in the pineapple, along with all of the juice. Add the kidney beans, then the tomatoes, and stir well. Season generously with black pepper and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the curry from sticking and burning. You may need to add a splash of water to stop it from drying out.

Serve hot, with basmati rice and coriander, if using.

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Pineapple Fried Rice

30 ml (2 Tbsp.) Sunflower oil, divided
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 Red pepper, diced
1 Clove garlic, crushed
1 x 440 g can Rhodes Quality Pineapple Pieces in Light Syrup, drained
500 ml (2 cups) Rice, cooked
190 ml (¾ cup) Chopped spring onions
30 ml (2 Tbsp.) Soy sauce

To serve: roasted cashew nuts, chopped coriander leaves, fresh limes or lemons

1. Heat 5 ml (1 tsp.) Oil in a large non-stick frying pan.
2. Pour in the eggs and stir to scramble and set aside.
3. Add the remaining oil to the same pan.
4. Add the red pepper and the garlic and fry for a few minutes until slightly tender.
5. Add the Rhodes Quality Pineapple Pieces and quick fry to heat.
6. Return the eggs to the pan and stir well to mix, breaking up the egg.
7. Add the rice to the pan and toss gently to heat through.
8. Add the spring onions and the soy sauce.
9. Season to taste.
10. To serve sprinkle with roasted cashew nuts and fresh coriander and squeeze over a little lime juice.

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Pumpkin curry with chickpeas

1 tbsp sunflower oil
3 tbsp Thai yellow curry paste, or vegetarian alternative
2 onions , finely chopped
3 large stalks lemongrass, bashed with the back of a knife
6 cardamom pods
1 tbsp mustard seed
1 piece pumpkin or a small squash (about 1kg)
250ml vegetable stock
400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk
400g can chickpea, drained and rinsed
2 limes
large handful mint leaves
naan bread, to serve

Heat the oil in a sauté pan, then gently fry the curry paste with the onions, lemongrass, cardamom and mustard seed for 2-3 mins until fragrant. Stir the pumpkin or squash into the pan and coat in the paste, then pour in the stock and coconut milk. Bring everything to a simmer, add the chickpeas, then cook for about 10 mins until the pumpkin is tender. The curry can now be cooled and frozen for up to 1 month.

Squeeze the juice of one lime into the curry, then cut the other lime into wedges to serve alongside. Just before serving, tear over mint leaves, then bring to the table with the lime wedges and warm naan breads.

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Squash Curry


2 tbsp Madras curry paste
1 large butternut squash (600g), chopped into medium size chunks
1 red pepper, halved, deseeded and roughly chopped into chunks
400g can reduced-fat coconut milk
small bunch coriander, roughly chopped

Heat a large frying pan or wok, tip in the curry paste and fry for 1 min. Add the squash and red pepper, then toss well in the paste.
Pour in the coconut milk with 200ml water and bring to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 mins or until the butternut squash is very tender and the sauce has thickened. Season to taste, then serve scattered with chopped coriander and naan bread or rice.

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Anna Eksteen

500ml botter of suikerbone, oornag geweek
5 medium aartappels
1 klein botterskorsie
2 groot eiervrugte
4 witwortels
5 groot geelwortels
125ml olyfolie
2uie, gekap
5ml sout
varsgemaalde swartpeper
10ml droë tiemie
10ml droë roosmaryn
4 heel knoffelhuisies
250ml groente aftreksel of appelkoossap
5ml rissiesous

Kook die boontjies omtrent ‘n uur lank tot dit net sag is, dreineer en hou eenkant. Was die aartappels, botterskorsie, eiervrugte, witwortels en geelwortels: dit is nie nodig om enige van hierdie groentes te skil nie. Sny dit in happiegroottes. Verhit die gietysterpot oor die kole, gooi die olyfolie daarin en soteer die uie tot deurskynend .Pak die groente in lae bo-op die uie. Sorg dat die groente wat die langste neem om gaar te word onder in die pot is. Wissel elke laag af met ‘n laag van die boontjiemengsel en strooi ‘n bietjie sout, peper, tiemie en roosmaryn oor. Druk die knoffelhuisies tussen-in. Giet verhitte aftreksel of appelkoossap oor die laaste laag. Giet die rissiesous in die middel van die groente deur ‘n opening in die middel daarvan te maak met ‘n lang mes of lepel. Bedek die pot met ‘n stuk foelie, verseël dit goed om die rand en sit die deksel op. Prut 1½-2 uur oor baie lae hitte. Lewer 6 porsies.

Hierdie resep hoef nie net in ‘n potjie gemaak word nie maar kan ook in ‘n gewone pot op die stoof gemaak word.

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Lemon Pasta Bake

Can be turned into a vegetarian dish, by using an vegeterian alternative to the cheese.

300g macaroni
200g broccoli, cut into small florets
100g  baby spinach, any thicker stems removed
2 tsp olive oil
2 spring onions, outer leaves removed, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 tbsp plain flour
300ml skimmed milk
2 bay leaves
1 tsp wholegrain mustard
1 lemon, finely grated zest only
100g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated
salt and freshly ground black pepper
mixed salad leaves dressed with a squeeze of lemon juice and 1 tsp olive oil,  to serve

Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6

Cook the macaroni in boiling water for 6 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the spinach and leave to stand with the lid on for 2 minutes. Drain well and set aside

Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Fry the spring onions for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for another 2 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring all the time, for 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in the milk, add the bay leaves and season with salt and pepper. Continue simmering for 2-3 minutes, until thickened. Remove the bay leaves.

Stir in the mustard, lemon zest and three quarters of the Parmesan, then season well.

Tip the pasta and broccoli into a shallow baking dish. Pour over the sauce and mix well. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Serve with the dressed salad leaves.

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Vegtetarian Curry in slow Cooker


400ml can light coconut milk
3 tbsp mild curry paste
2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
3 garlic cloves, sliced
200g butternut squash (peeled weight), cut into chunks
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 small aubergine (about 250g), halved and thickly sliced
15g coriander, chopped
160g frozen peas, defrosted
1 lime , juiced, to taste
wholemeal flatbread, to serve

Put 400ml light coconut milk, 3 tbsp mild curry paste, 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder, 1 deseeded and sliced red chilli, 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger, 3 sliced garlic cloves, 200g chunks butternut squash, 1 sliced red pepper and 1 small halved and thickly sliced aubergine into the slow cooker pot and stir well. Cover with the lid and chill overnight.

The next day, cook on Low for 6 hrs until the vegetables are really tender, then stir in 15g chopped coriander and 160g defrosted peas. The heat of the curry should be enough to warm them through.

Taste and add a good squeeze of lime juice, if you fancy extra zing. Serve with a wholemeal flatbread.

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Bron: Sarie Kos
(4 – 6 porsies)

30 ml botter
1 ui, fyngekap
2 knoffelhuisies
45 ml kerriepoeier
5 ml komynsaad
2 kardemom-peule, oopgebreek en saad verwyder
1 x 400 g-blik gekapte tamaties
125 ml water
30 ml olyfolie
1 eiervrug, in blokkies gesny
4 murgpampoentjies, in ringe gesny
6 vla-pampoentjies
1 x 250 g wit sampioene
1 blik lensies, gedreineer
250 ml rys, gekook tot gaar
sout en varsgemaalde swartpeper
hand vol vars koljander, gekap
Bulgaarse jogurt vir voorsit

Verhit botter in ‘n middelslagpan tot warm. Voeg ui en knoffel by. Braai vir 5 minute of tot dit begin verkleur. Voeg kerriepoeier, komyn en kardemomsade by. Braai vir nog 5 minute. Voeg tamaties en water by. Verlaag hitte en prut vir 5 – 8 minute. Verhit olyfolie in ‘n braaipan tot warm. Voeg groente by en roerbraai vir 8 -10 minute. Meng lensies en rys met die groente. Geur goed met sout en swartpeper. Skep in oondvaste bak. Roer koljander by tamatiesous en gooi oor rys. Bak vir 10 – 15 minute of tot warm. Sit voor met jogurt.

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Canneloni met groente

Genoeg vir: 6-8
Bereidingstyd: 1 uur
Gaarmaaktyd: 40 minute
Oondtemperatuur: 180 °C

1 kg gemengde winter-groente
3 ryp tamaties, grofgekap
3 knoffelhuisies, geskil en gekap
3 selderystokkies, gekap
5 ml droë basilie
2 ml droë tiemie
50 ml botter
1-2 rooi-uie, middeldeur en dan dun opgesny
1 boks cannelloni-buisies
80 ml gerasperde cheddar
30 ml parmesaan
roket vir garnering

110 ml (100 g) botter
125 ml koekmeel
1 liter melk
100-200 ml gekrummelde bloukaas

Skil en sny die groente in klein blokkies of stukkies op – ons het pampoen, wortels, witwortels, patat, blomkool en eiervrug, gesout en
afgespoel, gebruik, maar jy kan enige groente van die seisoen gebruik. sit die groentestukkies saam met die tamaties in ’n oondpan.
Gooi lekker baie olyfolie oor. Voeg dan die knoffel, seldery en kruie by en meng goed deur. Bedek met foelie en rooster vir 20 minute in die verhitte oond. Haal die foelie af, roer deur en rooster sonder die foelie vir nog 20 minute of tot die groente karamelliseer en effens geskroei raak.Terwyl die groente in die oond is, kan jy die botter in ’n kastrol verhit. Voeg die rooi-ui by en soteer tot sag.

Verhit die botter in ’n kastrol. Voeg die meel by en roer vir ’n minuut tot glad. Haal van die plaat af. Voeg die melk bietjies-bietjies op ’n slag by en roer die heeltyd. Sit terug op die plaat en roer tot verdik. Roer die bloukaas by. Haal van die plaat af en geur na smaak.

Sit alles Bymekaar
Haal die groente uit die oond sodra dit sag is. Voeg omtrent 100-150 ml van die bereide kaassous by. Geur na smaak met sout en varsgemaalde swartpeper. Skep die groentemengsel in die cannelloni-buisies en pak dit in ’n gesmeerde oondbak sodat hulle netjies langs mekaar lê.
Smeer die gekaramelliseerde uie oor die buisies. Gooi die res van die sous bo-oor om dit oraloor te bedek. Strooi die cheddar en parmesaan oor. Bak in die verhitte oond vir 40 minute of tot die cannelloni sag is. Garneer met roket en sit voor.

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