Cookbook Club Brisbane – #4 Plenty

Cookbook: Plenty – Yotam Ottolenghi

For Cookbook Club #4 we had Meat Free Monday on a Sunday. Vegetables are not just for vegetarians and there are many reasons to have a day/meal that is meat free. There’s more information about Meat Free Monday on http://www.meatfreemondays.co.uk/why-have-meat-free-monday.html if you’d like to read more.

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi is a beautiful book packed with lots of vegetable meals. I have to say that this was my absolute favourite Cookbook Club yet. I loved every dish and I would happily make any of them again. Here’s the food!

We’re eating while watching the masterchef final.

Two-potato vindaloo – Minna made this delicious hearty curry. Minna toned down the spice in this to suit everyone’s taste, but if I make this again I’m definitely putting a good kick in it.

Yoghurt flatbreads – To go with the two-potato vindaloo we whipped up some yoghurt flatbreads from another recipe in the book. ┬áVery easy to make and they were fantastic with the curry.

Wild mushroom parcels – Porsha’s dish of mushroom and potato in a cute little packet. Just forewarning you that instead of trying to think of 8 different ways of saying something is DELICIOUS, please note that every dish was yummy.

Mushroom lasagne – This was the recipe that I prepared. It was supposed to have 4 layers of pasta but I was too generous with each layer of filling so it became two.

Royal potato salad – Hubby made this salad, and I had fun shelling fresh peas instead of using frozen ones. We also substituted the quail eggs for normal ones and just put less in.

Sweet potato cakes – Kelsey made these beautiful sweet potato cakes.

Tamara’s rataouille was Alice’s dish. The weather was a little cooler which was great for all these warm, wintery dishes.

Broccoli and Gorgonzola pie – Dorene made an adjustment to the recipe which was to use brie instead of gorgonzola. It was such a tasty pie people were fighting over left overs.

There was of course, as always, a lot more food than we could possibly eat for one meal.But it was funny to watch everyone picking what they wanted from the left overs and then meticulously dividing everything so it was fair. I had potato salad for breakfast for 2 days.

I am supposed to email all the recipes from this cookbook club to all the girls but haven’t quite got there yet. But I have been getting some friendly reminders. Looks like I’m not the only one who loved the food at this one.

2 Responses to “Cookbook Club Brisbane – #4 Plenty”

  1. Alice says:

    These pictures have me salivating over my computer. Great job Kay! Keep it up.

  2. Mel Kettle says:

    I’ve just ordered this book as the photos and recipes all sound so DELICIOUS :)

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