What are you cooking during lockdown? | Vital Football

What are you cooking during lockdown?

Rob the Imp

Vital 1st Team Regular
#1
Anybody using their extra time to learn why new cooking or baking skills?

I'm doing everything I can to make dishes containing mostly veg more interesting. One of the best has been mushroom pho - spicy as anything (might have accidentally used too much chili for our taste).
 

Rob the Imp

Vital 1st Team Regular
#4
If meat substitutes are your thing, the Stella McCartney mozzarella burgers are amazing. They never fail to be delicious and juicy, like a real (meat) burger should be. £1 for two in Lidl too. Banging! (And I say this as a meat eater)
 

NottyImp

Vital Football Legend
#5
We've signed up for local weekly food cooperative veg box delivered to the house so we're basically saying: what can we make with this? Interesting times!
 

Rob the Imp

Vital 1st Team Regular
#6
Ah yeah, those are decent! We have a subscription with wonkyvegboxes.co.uk, you do get some unusual items sometimes. My dad has grown some strange things over the years, but the day we received a kohl rabi I had to consult him on what it was and what to do with it!
 

NottyImp

Vital Football Legend
#7
Ah yeah, those are decent! We have a subscription with wonkyvegboxes.co.uk, you do get some unusual items sometimes. My dad has grown some strange things over the years, but the day we received a kohl rabi I had to consult him on what it was and what to do with it!
We recently got some bok choi, which I had never used before. Quite nice in a stir-fry. Great having the internet, of course, you can just search "Recipes using...". :grinning:
 

Rob the Imp

Vital 1st Team Regular
#8
We recently got some bok choi, which I had never used before. Quite nice in a stir-fry. Great having the internet, of course, you can just search "Recipes using...". :grinning:
Stir fry is the only use I've found for bok choi so far! You're absolutely right, it's so good having a world of recipes available online for free. Every time I have something I particularly need to use up I go straight to Google for recipes!
 

Rob the Imp

Vital 1st Team Regular
#13
Made a reasonable prawn stir fry with a ton of veg, with chilli and Singapore noodles last night. Used up quite a few bits that were getting a bit long in the tooth!
 

NottyImp

Vital Football Legend
#18
We braved a BBQ tonight, despite the dark clouds threatening - it was needed after an afternoon digging out the garden. Salmon, basa and halloumi for my fiancee, and gammon, steak and sausages for me. Plus barbecued bananas for dessert!
Nice! I'm a bit of a one-pot cook so the moussaka was a bit of a clat to put together but very nice.
 

Rob the Imp

Vital 1st Team Regular
#19
Nice! I'm a bit of a one-pot cook so the moussaka was a bit of a clat to put together but very nice.
One pot means less washing up right? Never a bad thing! We often use one pot or pan to use up bits and pieces, or when we lack inspiration for a fully formed meal...these we call 'sh*tmixes'! I haven't perfected the art yet but my better half has a real talent for making something tasty out of any old thing we have.