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My bezzie comes for tea every Tuesday and the cupboard is bare and I have no inspiration or mental energy to find a recipe myself so please can someone just tell me what to do!! 

It needs to be veggie or vegan would be nice, easy to make while 4 kids are having a melt down cause “it’s just *that* time of day” and tasty! I have store cupboard ingredients but have to pop to the shop anyway so can buy stuff x

Cheers guys x

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What about puff pastry pizza? But a role of pre-rolled puff pastry and cover it in toppings and cheese and whack it in the oven for half an hour? You could even chop up a few potatos into wedges,  sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast them for an hour. (Mayo and crushed garlic as a side to make garlic mayo?)

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It’s my favourite dish in the house and a very comforting meal!

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My kids love an orange chicken stir fry (I often make it with tofu I lightly fry in place of the chx, as far as I can tell, when I do it with Tofu, its vegan).  This is my go-to short notice meal, and it always impresses company.

It takes longer to cook the rice than to cook the thing, so I start that first. Then I chop Broccoli, carrots, baby corn, chinese cabbage, sweet peppers/capsicum (well, would if my kids would eat), mushrooms- anything that strikes my fancy, or is in the fridge.  If I have adzuki beans on hand, AND the foresight to soak and cook them, I’ve been known to add those, too.

The sauce I make with about 1 cup OJ, 1/4 C tamari or soy sauce, 1/4 C veg broth a couple teaspoons of sesame oil and chopped garlic and ginger to taste.  It’s a pretty forgiving sauce I find, so I just eyeball everything. If I’m in a spicy mood I’ll add some cayenne.  Just before I put the sauce in the pan, I add some cornflour so it thickens (a Tablespoon or so).

First, I cut firm tofu into bite sized pieces, coat with cornflour, then lightly fry in a little veg oil in a sauté pan.  Take that out and let it drain a bit. 

Then I add the veg (adding a bit more oil if I need), first the long cooking ones like carrots, and add the rest (hold off on the broc to just the last minute).  When the veg are bright and a little tender, I add the Broc, and tofu to warm it back up, then put the orange juice sauce over it all. 

Let the sauce thicken, serve over rice.

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Jacket potatoes with a quick bean chilli and sour cream.Or stuffed jackets-bake the potatoes and then when they are done hollow out insides and mash with butter,cheese and broccoli and pop back in shells and cook for another 20 mins until bubbly and golden.x

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You lot are awesome x cheers guys x got ideas for the week now!!xxx

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Can someone tell me what ‘broth’ is when used as an ingredient in cooking?
I always thought it was a thin soup you might serve in a mug??

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starchild - 25 February 2014 05:28 PM

Can someone tell me what ‘broth’ is when used as an ingredient in cooking?
I always thought it was a thin soup you might serve in a mug??

It’s a thin clear soup, yes, which you can make either from scratch or with a bouillon/stock cube (or you can buy prepared broth in a carton or tin, but I’ve never liked any of those).

preets - 25 February 2014 06:57 PM
starchild - 25 February 2014 05:28 PM

Can someone tell me what ‘broth’ is when used as an ingredient in cooking?
I always thought it was a thin soup you might serve in a mug??

It’s a thin clear soup, yes, which you can make either from scratch or with a bouillon/stock cube (or you can buy prepared broth in a carton or tin, but I’ve never liked any of those).

What Preets says.  I make several versions- chicken, lamb, fish and veg (google can help you find recipes).  After straining I cook them down so they’re thick (the meat ones sometimes become gelatin-y when the cool, and then put them into ice-cube trays to freeze.  Then I put the cubes in a bag and keep frozen.  It’s bril.  I take a cube or two out as needed and mix with the appropriate volume of water.  I often forget and so don’t even thaw them before tossing them in the pot.  No issues yet.

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