I haven’t written anything ‘foodie’ for a while, in fact I haven’t written much at all on this blog for a while as with good weather recently I found myself out and about with a camera and making time to put the results on grumpytykepix. But knocking together a meal with what was in the fridge last night, I thought it might be worth a post.

Steamed mixed vegetables in a tomato and lentil base, with plain rice

Steamed mixed vegetables in a tomato and lentil base, with plain rice

I’ve always enjoyed creating a meal with whatever happens to be around, using up all the bits and pieces left over from other recipes. I particularly like doing it for a vegetarian dish as without a bit of thought these can so often be rather boring. I got used to eating vegetarian (or more correctly vegan) on Wednesdays and Fridays when living in Romania, as usually on these days Romanian followers of the Orthodox Christian faith keep fast and so do not eat animal products. I don’t keep it now for any religious reason but I’ve found it advantageous to interrupt the meat a couple of days a week. (more…)