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Prawn (Shrimp) and Mushroom Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

 

A quick, easy and versatile shrimp (prawn) and mushroom pasta bake with a creamy, cheese  sauce.

If you’re a vegetarian, skip the prawns and double up on the mushrooms for a vegetarian mushroom pasta bake.  If you don’t have prawns, substitute chicken or bacon (cooked before adding).

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Curried Red Lentil Soup

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Simple, comforting and healthy, my red lentil soup is nutritious and vegetarian-friendly.  The addition of mild curry powder gives it a flavour boost without being overpowering.  Eat now, make ahead for work lunches or freeze for later.  Read more

Mushroom (Meatless) Stroganoff

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As my love affair with food that involves carbs and creamy sauces unashamedly continues, here’s another flexitarian recipe – Mushroom Stroganoff.  A meatless stroganoff that’s easily turned into a traditional stroganoff by adding rump or fillet beef strips when you fry the mushrooms.

Or if you’re cooking for mixed tastes, fry the beef strips separately and pour the stroganoff  sauce over them as you would a mushroom sauce.  Read more

Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Fresh mushrooms, cream, sherry and a touch of English mustard make an elegant cream of mushroom soup in 30 minutes.  Serve with crusty bread and a salad. Read more

Dry Potato Curry (Indian-style)

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Dry potato curry (Indian style)

This beautifully aromatic dry potato curry will bring a touch of India to your home, as a side dish or substantial vegetarian main, served with naan bread or chapatis and your favourite condiments.  Read more

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