Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone by Jamie Oliver

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  • Stuffed curried aubergines

    • rodillagra on October 14, 2020

      Ahhhh, this was very tasty. Spiced and silky from the aubergine. Excellent comfort food on a day when I had run out of spoons before nine in the morning. ... Next time though I'm going to make the paste in a saucepan and not faff with the roasting tin until cooking the aubergine.

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      This is my favourite recipe in the entire book and the best curry I have ever made at home. It is so different from any curry I've ever tasted. I've made it by stuffing the aubergines a few times but I've also skipped the stuffing step and just mixed everything together for the base sauce with random vegetables I have to hand. Either way, it tastes delicious.

    • Dinkycoulter on August 29, 2020

      I loved the silkiness of the aubergines and the spicy flavours were good. I added a bit more seasoning.

  • Potato & mushroom al forno

    • Astrid5555 on October 31, 2019

      I don‘t like it when the picture of the dish clearly differs from the recipe instructions. Jamie has you place everything on a large roasting tray while the final picture shows the veggies in a cast iron pan, which makes much more sense anyway, given that you need to top the potatoes/mushrooms with a liquid egg mixture. So I did the roasting step on a baking tray (no way this can be done in the cast iron skillet, would be way too cramped for the potatoes and mushrooms to roast properly) and then transferred everything to my cast iron skillet before adding the egg mixture and it worked perfectly. Nothing special, but with a small green salad as a side, a nice vegetarian meal for a foggy fall night.

  • Silky courgette bow-ties

    • Astrid5555 on June 06, 2020

      Very quick to make, perfect for a midweek meal when zucchini are in season!

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      This recipe surprised me. It was ready in 15 minutes and tasted fresh and delicious. Don’t miss out the fennel seeds, they make a big difference. It’s going to be on my mid-week menu regularly through spring and summer.

  • Sticky onion tart

    • FJT on September 12, 2021

      This was nice. I think next time I would cook the onions with the lid on for much longer. My gluten-free pastry looked very well cooked at 20 minutes; I left it until 25 but the onions really needed a bit longer.

    • luluf on July 21, 2020

      There wasn’t much sauce in mine either and my onion looked even darker than yours etcjm, but I did use red onions. This disappeared in minutes. I had one slice and husband and son devoured the rest. Easy, but took a while to caramelise, I think the heat was too low so I turned it up and put the lid back on to make sure the onions were soft enough. Will be making this regularly.

    • etcjm on November 07, 2019

      Very good. Do again. Few points; I think I caramelised too far so very little sauce when tipped out. I also used gluten free pastry which should have been cooked on a lower heat really. I got concerned at 25 mins out of the 35. Next time lower heat. All in all, lovely. You must use the herbs they really add flavour. And the goat's cheese! If I hadn't picked up the pan just after it came out of the oven I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more. Ouch, rookie error..

    • MilduraSO on May 30, 2020

      I really liked this. Although the recipe says not to worry about the pastry looking very dark I started to worry by 20 mins in and pulled it after 30 minutes instead of 35. It was cooked perfectly and tasted great with some mild goats cheese on top. I’ll be cooking it again.

  • Indian-style chip butty

    • malinka on June 02, 2020

      The combination of textures and tastes is so well put together. Don't skip the bombay mix.

    • JJ2018 on July 29, 2021

      Really enjoyed this. Added a little extra butter and vegetable oil to fry to get crispy and served in brioche rolls. To make this more of an evening meal I would add an Indian veg side - maybe something green as it felt light on its own

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      It takes a while for the potatoes to cook but all of the other elements are quick to put together. It's surprisingly simple but looks and tastes like you've put hours of work into it. I've never bothered with the pomegranate as my husband isn't a fan and it seems a waste to buy pomegranate for one.

  • Summer bubble & squeak

    • malinka on June 02, 2020

      Really loved this. The crispy, refreshing salad is the perfect side.

    • lou_weez on March 12, 2021

      This was bland and needed quite a bit of salt to lift the flavour. Once it was generously seasoned it was a nice meal, filled a hole but nothing mind-blowing.

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      This was a nice way to use up lots of leftover vegetables. My only criticism is that the mix seems quite dry and I ended up using quite a bit of butter to bind it together. I'll need to put some effort into making it work without adding several hundred extra calories!

  • Supercharged baba ganoush

    • raybun on July 10, 2020

      Absolutely delicious! I don’t have a bbq or gas stove so broiled the aubergine (note to self: never use a glass dish under broiler, what a mess!). I will be making this again, perfect for picnics and slathering in a pita for a quick lunch.

  • Sweet & sour stir-fry

    • lou_weez on June 05, 2020

      This dish lacked punch. Healthy but sooo boring.

    • Shelmar on March 21, 2021

      Meh. Not awful, but I don’t want to make again.

  • Crispy cauliflower katsu

    • lou_weez on July 06, 2021

      Great flavours. I only used 1 cauliflower (served 4) and got 2 decent steaks out of it and the rest were odd pieces. I crumbed all of it, which was not fun. I would suggest seasoning the flour and turning the cauliflower half way through cooking so it browns on both sides.

    • JJ2018 on October 06, 2021

      We really enjoyed this. I add a little coconut milk to the sauce to combine recipe with that in the Wagamama cook book and it was really nice. Cauliflower lovely and crispy though hard to cut steaks. Nice with lime pickle on the side

  • Mushroom Stroganoff

    • lueder516 on September 29, 2020

      This is easy to make and delicious. Make it and serve it with rice as suggested. So good.

    • bwhip on December 31, 2020

      Delicious, and quite easy to prepare. I didn’t have pickled onions, but everything else was per the recipe. Recipe never mentions adding salt or pepper, so I added both along the way as seemed appropriate - and necessary.

  • Masala stuffed peppers

    • MsMonsoon on April 07, 2021

      Delicious. Seemed daunting at first but it was quite easy — no precise chopping needed. Would make a great main course for vegetarians because it makes for an impressive little centerpiece.

    • JJ2018 on August 14, 2021

      Adapted the recipe adding some pav bhaji spice and some lime juice to up the flavour

    • hbakke on July 09, 2021

      This was a good vegetarian dinner. I used feta cheese as a substitute for paneer cheese. I think I would leave out the ground cloves next time as the flavor was a bit too pronounced for me. I stuck the peppers under the broiler briefly to give them a little color. I would make this again.

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      This is a lovely summer dish for bbq season. They take a while to cook but most of the time they're in the oven so it's quite hands-off. I serve them with grilled/bbq'd tikka paneer, spicy mango chutney and mint raita. I'm not a huge fan of the grated paneer on top so often skip that part.

  • Scruffy aubergine lasagne

    • GiselleMarie on January 31, 2021

      This is good but took longer than I expected, mostly because I didn’t have the right kind of pan. I switched the vegetable mixture three times because I don’t own a large enough casserole that can go on the stove and in the oven. I made lasagna sheets from scratch for the first time using my pasta machine. I guess they were all right. They were kind of gummy but the casserole sat in my warming drawer for quite a long time after it baked in the oven while I prepared the salad of beans and cherry tomatoes that appears in this book. That helped “solidify” the lasagna. The pasta “got lost,” which was a good thing. Next time I’ll soak boxed lasagna in water in a 13 X 9” dish as instructed by Cooks Illustrated. Be sure to use plenty of salt and pepper as you go along. I sprinkled both liberally on top at the end, as instructed, but they didn’t flavor the whole dish. I also generously sprinkled the top with Italian seasoning, which helped give this flavor, but it needed more.

    • MilduraSO on June 26, 2021

      A good idea in theory and the flavour is nice but I’d rather mix the aubergine with shaped pasta or prepare the lasagne in the traditional way. The broken sheets of pasta were a bit lost and with each forkful you either had too much pasta or not enough. Next time I’d try it with fusilli or penne.

  • Angry bean salad

    • GiselleMarie on January 31, 2021

      This is fine but not worth all the fussiness. There are many wonderful salads out there that are much easier.

  • Shakshuka, my style

    • gamulholland on August 07, 2021

      This was so good, will definitely make it again, but I’ll go light on the paprika because my husband doesn’t like things spicy the way I do. Easy and delicious.

    • hbakke on October 17, 2021

      Tasty dinner! The fennel seeds added a different flavor than what I was expecting, but it was delicious. The harissa I used was very mild, so I would double or triple the amount next time.

  • Amazing veggie chilli

    • luluf on July 28, 2020

      Deliciously smoky chilli and although the chef of the night (son) had to cook rice, warm tortillas, mix a yoghurt sauce and make salsa as well as griddle all the veg before making the chilli, it all tasted so good together, even my meat loving husband asked that it be made again soon. A few steps, but worth it.

  • Mediterranean vegetable rice

    • et12 on September 29, 2020

      Very easy to make and surprisingly tasty. Looks impressive too.

  • My cauliflower tikka masala

    • etcjm on October 15, 2019

      Not convinced really. I used chickpeas instead of paneer and added some spinach as well. Seemed to use an awful lot of pots for blending etc. Surprisingly no chillies which was odd for a Jamie recipe. It was enjoyed but don't think I'll do it again. Leftovers might be nice blended to a soup.

    • Dinkycoulter on August 29, 2020

      Was Good but a bit bland. Adding more Masala, salt and a sprinkling of sugar helped. We replaced paneer with tofu.

  • Cauliflower cheese pizza pie

    • hbakke on June 29, 2020

      This turned out well. I added some baby broccoli to the cauliflower mix, as mentioned in the recipe variation. The directions for the dough specify "a pinch of salt", but next time I will add considerably more salt than a pinch. The dough was very bland. I think leftovers the next day had better flavor. Besides the overall blandness of the dough, I liked that the crust didn't get soggy in the fridge. I would make this again.

  • Roast new potato & pickle salad

    • hbakke on June 24, 2020

      I had low expectations for this salad, but it was delicious. All mixed together, this tastes like a lighter, more refreshing version of a potato salad. I would make this again.

  • Sweet leek carbonara

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      I had never made carbonara before and worried that the end wouldn't cook properly. I've made it a few times now and it's always been successful. It was really nice but I suspect someone who has eaten real carbonara might miss the pancetta (even before I was vegetarian I never liked pork, so it's no loss to me). It works well as a quick mid-week pasta meal but if you're really pressed for time, I'd recommend the silky courgette bow tie pasta which is much faster.

  • Proper baked beans

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      This was far from a disaster but the end result was just a nice, inoffensive dish. There were a lot of ingredients which made it quite expensive. I'll stick to jazzing up a tin of baked beans instead - much cheaper, faster and about as effective.

  • Brilliant bhaji burger

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      The first time I tried this I made the bhaji too thick and it was a little undercooked in the middle. I now make them about 1.5-2cm thick which is perfect. The scraggly bits around the edge really are the best part so I deliberately make them messy around the edges for delicious crispy bits.

  • Pumpkin rice

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      I was pretty disappointed by this dish. It was all spicy heat with very little flavour behind it. It wasn't terrible and I did finish it but I won't make it again.

  • Allotment cottage pie

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      This was absolutely delicious. I’ve always hated mushrooms but decided to risk it and use the dried porcinis in the sauce since they were blended- it was a game changer. The depth of flavour was amazing. I’d skip the crispy rosemary next time if I don’t have any fresh. It was nice but not essential.

  • Roasted veg dosa

    • MilduraSO on January 05, 2021

      This was delicious though I misunderstood the recipe and peeled the veg for roasting before realising it should have been left whole! The Dosa batter was good but in future I’ll use a cheat recipe I learned elsewhere. Dosa batter: Mix 300ml warm water with 1tsp yeast, 100g plain flour and 50g rice flour. Leave to sit while cooking dosa filling. Just before cooking, add 1tbsp apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tsp salt.

  • Crispy-bottomed steamed dumplings

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      This works surprisingly well as a mid-week meal. I throw the butternut squash in the oven as soon as I get home then get on with other jobs. It comes together pretty quickly after that. I was a bit scared of using miso as I hadn't tried it before but it wasn't overpowering. I usually pair this with the bhaji burgers in the same meal plan to use up the leftover squash during the week.

  • My veggie pasties

    • MilduraSO on May 16, 2020

      I'm giving this 5 stars just for the pastry recipe which is so simple and tastes perfect. I'm not a fan of mushrooms (I'm working on it) but cook up some cubed root vegetables with plenty of seasoning as an alternative. Any leftover pastry keeps in the fridge for a few days and can be used for cheese straws.

  • Tomato & spring veg frittata

    • Dinkycoulter on August 29, 2020

      Great flavours and very versatile recipe. We cooked it as described but I can see how I could easily use any veg at hand. Teenage girl and baby boy gobbled then up too.

  • Summer veg blanket pie

    • susiec26714 on July 22, 2020

      Great as a veg side without filo pastry. Sometimes use pesto instead of harissa - delicious with a big spoonful of mango chutney

  • Polenta chips

    • OldLace on October 05, 2020


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  • ISBN 10 0718187768
  • ISBN 13 9780718187767
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  • Published Aug 22 2019
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Michael Joseph

Publishers Text

Jamie Oliver is back with brilliantly easy, flavour-packed, and accessible veg recipes.

'It's all about celebrating really good, tasty food that just happens to be meat-free' Jamie Oliver

From simple suppers and family favourites, to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this book is packed full of phenomenal food - pure and simple. Whether it's embracing a meat-free day or two each week, living a vegetarian lifestyle, or just wanting to try some brilliant new flavour combinations, this book ticks all the boxes.

Sharing simple tips and tricks that will excite the taste buds, this book will also give people the confidence to up their veg intake and widen their recipe repertoire, safe in the knowledge that it'll taste utterly delicious. It'll also leave them feeling full, satisfied and happy - and not missing meat from their plate.

A book for everyone, this is the perfect moment for Jamie to inspire every kind of cook with his super-tasty, brilliantly simple, but inventive veg dishes.

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