It’s the end of the veg week so I am using things up. I tried two new things today – one will definitely get done again, the jury is out on the other. The definite repeat was a coleslaw: great for using up cabbage and carrots;

Horseradish coleslaw:

2 largish carrots, peeled and grated,
½ small cabbage, finely shredded,
1 small onion, very finely diced,
2 sticks celery, finely diced
6 tbsp plain yoghurt
1 tsp horseradish
1 tbsp salad cream/mayonnaise

Mix the veg together. In a small bowl mix the yoghurt, horseradish and salad cream. Then mix the dressing into the veg and top with some pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.

And now for the maybe....

Couscous tart

175 g couscous
200ml veg stock
50g butter
3 eggs
100 ml milk
A mixture of veg, including peppers, an onion, maybe mushrooms and courgettes
Some cheese, maybe feta, parmesan or mozzarella

Pre-heat the oven to 160 deg C/ fan 180 deg C.

Make up the couscous in a bowl with some hot stock. Cover and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Then add the butter and fluff up with a fork.

Now the fun bit: take the couscous and pack it into a 20cm diameter flan dish to make the flan case.

Next fry the veg until they are soft and when they are ready put them into the flan case. Now beat the eggs lightly and beat in the milk. Gently pour the egg mix over the veg. Finally add the cheese, cut into cubes, or grated depending what sort of cheese you’ve used.

Cook in the oven for 35 minutes.

Husband liked it, but I just wasn't that keen!

Tomorrow is veg day, but you'll have to wait until Friday to find out what's in the bag as I'm off out on the town tomorrow evening!

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