Brookdale's Roasted Vegetable Cottage Pie
- 1 red onion, cut into wedges
- 1 red pepper, de-seeded and cut into cubes
- 200 g patty pans, cut into quarters
- 200 g baby marrows, cut into chunks
- 1 small butternut, cut into small cubes
- 2 medium brinjals, cut into small cubes
- 100 g baby corn, cut into chunks olive oil herb salt and ground black pepper
- 500 ml chick peas, cooked
- Rub all the vegetables, except butternut, with olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Spread on a roasting tray and roast @ 180 degrees until cooked.
- Place butternut on a separate tray as will need to cook for a little longer.
- Toss cooked vegetables with homemade tomato sauce.
- Add chickpeas.
- Spoon vegetables into a casserole dish (17 x 26 cm).
- Top with sweet potato mash.
- Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.
- Bake @ 180 degrees for about 20 - 30 minutes until a light colour on top.
- Serve with a simple salad.
- Toss patty pans in the dressing and allow to stand for 20 minutes before serving.
- Add the tomatoes and sprinkle with the lemon zest, salt and pepper.
- Spoon on to a salad platter.
- Sprinkle with the fresh chopped herbs.
- Tomato Sauce
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 30 ml tomato paste
- 2 x 400 g tins whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
- 15 ml basil, chopped herb salt and ground black pepper sugar to taste
- In a saucepan sauté onions and garlic in olive oil, then add tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and seasoning.
- Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
- Stir in chopped basil.
- Swrrt Potato Topping
- 5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed herb salt and ground black pepper milk a little butter
- 15 g parmesan cheese, grated
- Place sweet potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water and cook until very soft.
- Drain water and mash.
- Can add little butter and milk - but often already nice and soft.
- Check seasoning.
Sweet potatoes are a starchy root vegetable, a rich source of flavonoid antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre that are essential for optimal health. They are a storehouse of starch, a complex carbohydrate which raises blood sugar levels less slowly in comparison to simple sugars. This is ideal for diabetics, athletes, and busy individuals who would benefit from sustained food energy!
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