This month’s random recipe challenge over at Belleau Kitchen involves the number forty. It is the 40th month of running random recipes and in honour of the occasion we were asking to choose whatever recipe was on page 40 of our 40th recipe book. To be honest I wasn’t sure if I had 40 recipe books but when I piled them up I found I actually had more, quite a lot more. The book that came out of the pile for me was Sarah Brown’s Quick and Easy Vegetarian Cookery.
To be honest I never remember buying this book and I don’t think I have ever used it. I suspect I may have bought it when I had to entertain vegetarian friends and was looking for inspiration. I turned to page 40 and found a recipe for layered cheesy vegetables. The recipe was actually on page 41 but page 40 was quick tips which are not easy to cook.
The recipe is basically a mixture of vegetables that are cooked and mixed with cheese. It could be served with crusty bread but I was making roast beef that day so I decided to serve them as a side dish. The combination of vegetables and cheese worked really well as an accompaniment and it was nice to have a selection of different vegetables.
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