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Tuesday Night Vego – Mixed Mushrooms with Garlic and Chives

21 Feb

Still on the home stretch of P’s diet, so Tuesday Night Vego is seriously low-kilojoule this week. Tonight we had:

Mixed Mushrooms with Garlic and Chives

Adapted from Low Carb, Low Fat by Pamela Clark

  • 1 kg mixed mushrooms of your choice (I used 200g shiitake, 200g king oyster, 200g swiss brown, 300g white button) I know I can’t add up.
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2/3 cup roughly chopped chives
  • 2 cups loosely packed flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees

Cut the mushrooms into chunks, roughly even in size. You might leave the smaller ones whole, depending on the particular varieties

Spread mushrooms over baking trays so they form a single layer. Don’t overlap them. spray with oil and sprinkle with salt. Cook in oven until tender (approximately 30 minutes)

Once the mushrooms are close to ready, heat  the dressing ingredients in a saucepan, stirring until warmed.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. Serve warm.

To see what other fast simple vegetarian recipes people are making tonight, head on over to Linda’s Blog. Ooh! tonight Linda made Chilli Beans – one of my favourites!

I’m heading for a hungry gap

21 Feb

I’ve realised this morning that in my abundance of summer veggies I have failed to plan properly for Winter/Spring. Jackie French says in her Calendar of Self-sufficiency that if I haven’t already planted the brassicas then they won’t be ready until spring – eek!

So today I’m going to have to salvage my winter garden with fast-growing vegetables. I’m going to plant the following:

  • Beetroot
  • Dwarf bush beans
  • lettuce
  • turnips (and maybe swedes)
  • Broad beans (probably a bit early, but we’ll see)
  • Broccolini
  • Mini cabbages
  • Mini wombok
  • Chinese broccoli
  • Mini cauliflower

I have already sown into seed trays over the past week:

  • Stupice tomatoes (cold season variety)
  • Onions
  • Leeks
  • Silverbeet
  • Iceberg lettuce (hasn’t germinated, perhaps too warm or too wet)

Has anyone else gotten cocky and failed to plan for Winter/Spring?