November really is the end of the year when it comes to seasonal produce, the last vegetables have been harvested, and by and large the ground is lying dormant waiting for the new year, a little warmth and the new planting. Even so there were 28 fantastic ideas for dishes using vegetables this month, all to help you get a little #ExtraVeg into your diets.
If you fancy getting a little #ExtraVeg into your diet in Dec then pop over to Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.
I love wet food, so am enamored by this dark, sticky slow cooker onion gravy from Sarah.
I think a dollop of Sarah’s spicy pumpkin and cranberry chutney would be perfect with cold turkey and ham on Boxing Day.
For those cold winter evenings Lucy’s chuck it all in and cook Slow Cooker Spicy Bean Stew looks ideal. Frugal too!
Another veg packed one pot, this time a Cajun spiced pumpkin and coconut stew.
A mini pumpkin or “munchkin” stuffed with cauliflower rice makes a perfect supper for one. From Caroline.
Kate’s mushrooms on toast with garlic and thyme are perfect for lunch or brunch.
Stunningly pretty and seasonal pumpkin soup from Kate.
Michelle is the queen of frugal and I love her spiced pumpkin loaf cake, nothing like veggies where you do not expect them!
At first glance Diana’s Russian herring and beetroot salad looks like an amazing pudding, but is in fact a traditional starter.
Ania’s brightly coloured red cabbage, citrus and pomegranate salad will cheer you up on the dullest of winter days.
A big stir fry is a great way to eat some extra vegetables, this one from Easy Peasy Foodie is made with noodles and Quorn.
Camilla is the queen of supermarket bargain shopping. she made soup with a 1p bag of kale!
Kate’s chipotle veggie beany burritos are packed with veggies and rice, perfect for lunch or as part of a bigger Mexican meal.
A very clever idea here to hide kale in homemade burgers to get children to eat it.
I love galettes, easy to make and you don’t have to worry about presentation. This once contains beetroot and caramelized onion.
Comfort food at its best – French onion soup with cheesy toasts and a secret very British ingredient.
Kate at Veggie Desserts has 12 fun and healthy food ideas for children this Christmas.
Perk up a boring “fridge bottomy” veggie broth by topping with a fresh and zingy pesto, lovely recipe idea from Jane.
More soup, this time carrot and butternut squash warmed up with some ginger from Janice.
Who says salads are just for the summer? Laura’s winter salad contains sprouts, cranberries, walnuts, clementines and Stilton.
A warming green bean and chickpea Spanish stew will surely invoke memories of hot sunny days?
I love Janet’s vegan beet carpaccio salad with a miso and ginger dressing. Full of flavour and colour.
I cannot resist cooked halloumi so will be making Eb’s harrisa, halloumi and roasted veg salad some time soon.
This version of “bhagare baigan”, an Indian tasty, sweet and sour dish is made with green peppers and chestnuts.
A slow cooked vegetable stew, with the last of the harvest and mushroom dumplings is sure to warm.
Have you every made potato peel soup? Apparently it is rich, creamy and mushroomy. Worth a try as it is something that is usually thrown away.
It is much much easier to eat more vegetables if you cut them up, I love this courgette noodle salad from Diana.