Fennel Casserole

Friday, April 09, 2010

food painting for the vegetarian cookbook by Fiona Morgan
Warming. Homely. Easy. Zesty.


Food painting artwork

30x30cm oil on canvas. In this piece, the under layer is colourful and the top layer is a semi translucent white. The detail has been scratched into the top layer, revealing the colours below. The effect is like drawing in paint.

By the way, all the food painting artwork is available to own in the Official Art Store.


The meatless meals recipe

One evening about two years ago when the rain was pouring and the house was freezing, I was looking for a way to both warm up the house and keep me warmly fueled through the night. Putting the oven on as well as the fire was very inviting. And so I took a look at what I had in the fridge that could go into my grandmother's magic cast iron casserole dish to be transformed into tasty cold night fuel. The result was a roaring success:

Put the following ingredients in a casserole dish with a lid and cook for 1.5 hours at 160C, stirring every 30mins. It will look like a lot in the pot at first, but I assure you, it cooks down!

400g cooked butter beans
2 medium sized fennel (bulb only), cored and sliced/diced
1 onion, sliced or diced
1 small - medium sized red capsicum, sliced or diced
400g tomato, diced or crushed in a blender
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
400ml or 1 3/4 cups vegetable stock
zest of half a lemon
juice of a whole lemon
a generous sprinkling of cracked black pepper

Serve on a pile of buttery mashed potato.
Feeds 4 hungry people.


More vegetarian cookbook goodies

Need help with conversions? Download this handy dandy pdf of cooking conversion charts for every cooking measuring system I could find. It should make your life easier.

Want to check out more vegetarian dinner recipes? They're all in the Table of Contents.

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