Tag Archives: Mushrooms

Savoury pancakes with mushrooms and blue cheese

OK – so I should have posted this before Shrove Tuesday, but better late than never I guess. Ingredients (serves 4) For the filling 400g chestnut mushrooms 3 cloves of garlic 1tsp fresh thyme leaves 50mls single cream 100g blue cheese (Stilton or something similar will work well) Knob of butter Salt and pepper For […]

Vegetarian Laksa

Ingredients (serves 2) 75g bean sprouts 1 can (400mls) of coconut milk 1 cup vegetable stock 100g button mushrooms 1 lime 1 shallot (or small onion) 4 garlic cloves 1 inch of ginger 1 red chilli 2tsp ground coriander 2tsp ground cumin 2tsp ground turmeric 1 stick of lemon grass 100g rice noodles (vermicelli) Salt […]

Vegetarian wonton soup

This is surprisingly simple to make. I think the key to this is making a light and refreshing broth with a richer, more punchy wonton filling. The minced and cooked down mushrooms with plenty of soy that go in the wonton wrappers should help create this balance. Ingredients 4 cloves of garlic (minced) 1.5 inches […]

Tofu and mushrooms in a black bean sauce

In the UK, what we understand as ‘black bean sauce’ we would typically find in Chinese food isn’t the same as the type of black beans we would use in Mexican food as an example. The Chinese style black bean is actually called Douchi and is fermented and salted soybean. You can buy Douchi from […]

Marmite and mushroom mac ‘n’ cheese

This is a fantastic food for the soul kind of recipe. It’s totally, uncompromisingly indulgent and unfeigned. It’s a great dish to eat if you’re feeling a bit blue, sat on the sofa, mid box series marathon. If you’re not a lover of marmite, don’t worry, the marmite taste is subtle and simply adds a […]

Spinach, mushroom and veggie gorgonzola with nutty polenta

It only takes about 15 minutes to make this meal – polenta is the ultimate fast food. Ingredients (serves 2) 200g polenta 30g pine nuts 30g brazil nuts 400mls vegetable stock 2 large flat field mushrooms 50g butter 200g spinach 100g vegetarian style gorgonzola 1 red onion Salt and pepper Method Pop the oven onto […]

Dairy free mushroom pâté

I recently made this for some friends who came around to our house for pre-drinks and nibbles before heading out for New Year’s celebrations. Since most of our friends are meat-eaters, my husband also bought some cured Italian meat. Suffice to say, these little toasted mushroom pâté morsels were completely devoured before the meat got […]

Nasi Goreng with tofu

It was sometimes a little difficult being a vegetarian in Bali. The odd prawn would rear its head in ‘vegetarian’ meals, and there was often a distinctive meaty flavour in some dishes. That being said, in the majority of restaurants, I had some lovely vegetarian meals. Nasi Goreng is the Balinese national dish which  is, […]

Mushroom and Tofu Thai Broth

When I’m stuffed up with cold (as I currently am), there is nothing I want more than a spicy and fragrant Thai broth. I love mushrooms and it’s great that you can now buy fresh shiitake mushrooms in many shops. Shiitake mushrooms are now being produced in the UK and can be bought online via […]

Shitake mushroom casserole

This warming casserole is great on a cold evening with some crusty bread or roast potatoes. My sister made it for me alongside a similar sausage casserole she made for meat eaters. Dried shitake mushrooms are used in this recipe not only because they are available to buy in more shops but they also have […]