Winter Food??

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  • Whats your favourite winter fayre?? For me, its lots of soups and stews, dumplings and lots of root veg.

    Im looking through my recpie books for good wholesome recpie's, foods that will stick to the insides, and keep me healthy??

    Sooo, any ideas, whats your favourite??

  • Leek and potato soup goes down very well :) lots of heavy lentil-based food :) squash based stuff is good too. Carrots and parnsips are good :) I like to make a sosmix casserole type thing too - I guess that wouldn't appeal so much to you though.

  • Quote from Darkflame

    Leek and potato soup goes down very well :) lots of heavy lentil-based food :) squash based stuff is good too. Carrots and parnsips are good :) I like to make a sosmix casserole type thing too - I guess that wouldn't appeal so much to you though.



    Dont know WHAT you mean...:harhar:

    Na, i still like sosmix, and ye heavy lentil foods are excellent, to keep you warm.

  • ooh spicy lentil soup... I'm hungry too now... I can practically smell it...

  • Real thick homemade soups, potato & leek as mentioned already is great. Some homemade bread aswell is great, epecially when still hot!! *drools*
    I also love a good dal with lots of lentils & chickpeas and some chapatis and veggie momos also. This thread is making me hungry.

  • A good old winter veg soup- parsnips, carrots, turnips throw them in a pot with some vegan stock and water and voila-yummy yummy winter food:D

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  • Venison Stew, with homemade rye bread followed by wholemeal parsnip cake.
    Or thick vegetable soup with british winter veg and the stock left over from the most recent roast dinner :)

    Big heavy breads are the best thing about winter though.

    Yum!

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  • Mmmm winter food :)


    Chickpea and lentil stew
    Game pie
    Tagine of lamb or chicken
    Toad in the hole
    Parsnip and peanut butter soup
    Steak in ale pie
    Chicken soup (mmmmmmm)
    Pork pie and toast (thats a tea rather than a dinner but mmmm nontheless)
    Spicey nut and vegetable curry (droooool :) )


    mmmmmmm

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  • Quote from Darkflame

    Got a recipe for that parsnip and peanut butter soup?


    EITHER: Steam about half a dozen parsnips (peel and chunk them first! :) ) for about 30 minutes or untill soft enough to mash but not sloppy!
    OR: Roast them instead for extra flavour


    THEN


    Put them through a blender
    Add a 3 tablespoons of peanut butter (smooth blends better but I'm a nut for crunchy :D )
    Add either milk or water (up to 1/2 of a pint of whichever you prefer)
    Heat in a pan adding salt and pepper to taste.


    Serve with crusty bread and a piece of mature cheddar mmmmm


    Very very simple :) but heat it slow for about 15 minutes to make sure its cooked through


    Serves 3-5 :)

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  • Quote from Darkflame

    Sounds excellent :) I'll have to try that :D


    It is yum :) HIGHLY recommended :)

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  • Quote from velvetcollie

    vegetable stew with veggie suet crust pastry ( like dumplimgs but all over the top of the stew) delicious!.


    Oh GODS that sounds good!!!! :long:

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  • Quote from Coyote

    Oh GODS that sounds good!!!! :long:


    i made enough last night to feed me again tonight. yum yum.
    willl post the recipie if you'd like to have a go. tis easy, nutritious and cheap!

  • Quote from velvetcollie

    i made enough last night to feed me again tonight. yum yum.
    willl post the recipie if you'd like to have a go. tis easy, nutritious and cheap!


    oh yeah! :D

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  • Quote from Coyote

    oh yeah! :D

    ok. this is how i make it....


    you will need....
    a pyrex dish (about 8 inches) or similar to bake it in
    1 onion
    1 turnip
    2 carrots
    4 or 5 medium spuds
    a few cloves of garlic
    2 stock cubes
    some gravy granules or thickener
    seasoning if required


    for the suet -
    4 oz self raising flour
    2 oz veggie suet
    pinch of salt
    mixed herbs can be added
    cold water


    1 - brown off the chopped onions and garlic in a saucepan
    2 - make up the stock and add that
    3 - chop the veg, not too small, and add that, plus any seasoning
    4 - make sure the veg are covered by about an inch or two of stock -
    just add more water if needed
    5 - cover and cook until the veg are about 1/2 cooked
    6 - add some gravy granules or thickener so the stock is more like a gravy
    7 - put it all in the pyrex dish, leaving the veg just covered by the stock
    8 - mix all the suet ingredients together, adding cold water to it til it's a
    bit sloppy, like cake mix
    9 - spoon it over the stew as evenly as possible
    10 - bake it in a preheated (about 190) oven for about 35-40 mins, or until
    the top of the suet is a bit crispy


    is a meal in its self and is also nice with fresh steamed greens
    scrummy..
    :happydanc

  • Stews, thick soups, lentils galore, roasts, anything hearty :)


    Darkflame, that sosmix casserole sounds interesting. Never used sosmix outside of burgers/sausages & nut roast. What do you do with it in a casserole, is it in replacement of dumplings?

  • Generally I have a layer of sosmix on the bottom then a layer of veg - generally carrots, onions and potatoes. Then I grate cheese on top. It just sits in the oven for a few hours on slow cook and - yummy :)

  • I don't always include the cheese - its a kind of optional extra :) You could try a mashed potato topping... that always browns very well :)

  • Quote from Exedous

    Whats your favourite winter fayre?? For me, its lots of soups and stews, dumplings and lots of root veg.

    Im looking through my recpie books for good wholesome recpie's, foods that will stick to the insides, and keep me healthy??

    Sooo, any ideas, whats your favourite??


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  • Quote from Mav

    Venison Stew, with homemade rye bread!



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  • My faves are....

    parsnip and apple soup
    butternut squash soup.
    winter veg casseroles... just leave in the oven and rescue later....

    And puddings...

    apple crumble
    jam roly poly...

    Have also just discovered slow cookers... brilliant for forget about food... until you need to eat that is....

    :D going to have to go and eat......

  • Thick beany stews done on the lowest setting of my slow cooker. Then an hour before serving stick the temperature up to high for half an hour until its bubbling and then cover with a layer of suet pastry, dumplings or mini scones and cook half an hour longer.Yum!