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22Aug/17

Moussaka

My version of a quick and simple moussaka using soya mince, aubergines, beans and potatoes! Give it a go

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion sliced
1½ cup frozen soya mince
1 tin of white beans (haricot), drained (tin of any other bean or green lentil will also do)
1 large aubergine, sliced thickly
2 tablespoons Cook’s Sauce (sun dried tomato paste) and 2 tablespoons tomato puree (use 4 tablespoons tomato puree if Cook’s Sauce not available)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Half vegetable stock cube dissolved in 400ml hot water
6 potatoes, thickly sliced

Method

  1. In a little oil fry the aubergine slices quickly for a few minutes, set aside on a plate
  2. Add the rest of the oil and fry onion and garlic for a few minutes – don’t brown
  3. Add soya mince, beans, tomato puree/Cook’s sauce, oregano and stock – cover and cook for about 10 minutes to make a nice rich sauce, not too thick though
  4. Lay a few slices of potatoes in an ovenproof dish, top with aubergine slices and pour the mince and bean mixture. Cover with rest of the potato slices
  5. Cover dish and cook for 50 minutes on 200C/400F/Gas 6

06Jul/15

Jiffy Fava Beans

Fava beans

If you’ve not tried Fava beans you’ve missed out big time!  I usually just buy Egyptian, Lebanese or Saudi style fava beans in tins as these are so quick and easy for lunch or as a side dish with some veg.  The other day it occurred to me that I had never actually tried buying plain fava beans in a tin and popping in some of my own flavours….this has now been remedied and here we are, fava beans in a jiffy and you can add whichever herb(s) you wish; thyme, marjoram, oregano, mint, parsley or coriander as I have in this recipe.

Goes well with the Maneesh (click here for the recipe) I also made the other day or cold with a green salad.

Maneesh(2)

Ingredients

1 tin of fava beans
1 medium onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons oil
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon cumin powder
A little chopped fresh coriander
Lemon juice

Method

  1. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil until golden
  2. Add turmeric and cumin powder and on low heat give it a quick stir or two
  3. Drain the beans and add to the onion mixture
  4. On low heat, stir the beans to blend with the spices for 3-4 minutes
  5. Sprinkle some fresh coriander and lemon juice