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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Veg Every day

My fantastic new birthday gift, River Cottage Veg Everyday cookbook. I love recipes that put vegetables front and centre. Too often they are just the side dish. Not in this book. No meat, sometimes a little dairy or eggs and some recipes are totally vegan friendly. I'm not a vegetarian by any means, I farm sheep afterall, but someone like me who grows a lot of vegetables it is a great book. It would also be good for someone who wants to jazz up their vegetable portions.



Asparagus are right here, right now vegetables. They don't last long and if you let them go too far, that's the end for the season, they put on their feathery leaves and it's no more for the kitchen. Consequently when we came home from our trip, I picked 450grams for one meal for two. Last night it was another 300grams for our pizza. The recipe is on page 185 and is delicious and simple. A lovely dough, a couple of onions sliced and sizzled until brown, asparagus, mozzarella, a little parmesan and a hot oven.




No asparagus tonight. Snow peas and coriander are calling and I want a curry.




Tracy




4 comments:

Tania @ Out Back said...

Sounds like a good book to me Tracy.

I am slowly cutting out meat from my diet. As we get older we(women) dont need as much meat and I honestly dont feel like eating it anymore. Strange because I was reared on lamb being a farmgirl...

Your pizza looks nice :)

Becc said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Tracy. Happy Birthday, Im going straight out to get this cook book, looks like a very good one, your pizza sure got my saliva glands working!

Lisa said...

You seem to have a wide knowledge of food ingredients and what to do with them; so, when you pick a lot of something, you know exactly what to do with it. That's what I'm working on.

africanaussie said...

oh yummy I am harvesting our asparagus too, and that asparagus pizza looks delicious. I find when planning our evening meals that I think of the veggies first and hubby thinks of the meat....