20 great veggie-based batch cooking recipes

So some of us have a bit more time on our hands at the moment with lockdowns, and others of us are just building up a bit of a stock of nourishing meals to ensure that if a lockdown is imposed, we’re good to go and it’s not stressful. It’s important to remember that there will be enough for everyone if we don’t stock up TOO much though. I’ve built our fridge/pantry up to about 2 weeks worth of pantry/produce staples and we’re shopping fresh as normal from the produce section of our small business grocer and butcher where we can while we’re not in full lockdown. 

We’ve got so many recipes of mine on the site that you might not have discovered yet, that are perfect for freezing and perfect for budget savings, so we thought we’d compile a bit of a list of those and some of our favourite other recipe creators, to give you a creative boost. If cooking is something you usually find stressful, here’s an opportunity to connect to the gratitude of GETTING to cook; of having food to nourish your family with and of connecting to your role as a provider of nourishment for yourself and your family. It’s an act of love and a privilege so to make it more relaxing, do NOT listen to alarming news reports, connect to the gratitude to be found, put on a favourite album, pour a nice glass or water or wine and take deep breaths if you feel like tensing up. If you’re not skilled at having multiple things on the go on your hot plates, take the stress down by turning the temperature down and giving yourself more time. For a meat-based version of this check out the post here. 

Happy cooking and feel free to share recipes that you love to prep and stock in your freezer, in the comments below. 

1. “Ratatoumi” – where Ratatouille meets Halloumi

2. Gluten-Free Vegetarian Ricotta Ratatouille Lasagne










3. Sweet Potato Fritters

4. Simple Vegetarian Stew

5. Pumpkin and Lentil Soup

6. Mauritian Pumpkin Gratin

7. Buy Nothing New Curry – Vegetarian / Vegan

Vegetarian Curry

8. Zucchini Gratin

9. Cool Green Soup

10. Luscious Bean Soup

11. Super Quick Zesty Buckwheat Pasta

Pesto pasta with sliced tomatoes served on white ceramic plate

12. Cracking Cruciferous Soup

13. Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne by Martyna Angell of Wholesome Cook

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne gluten free recipe

14. Massaman-style Potato and Lentil Curry by Martyna Angell of Wholesome Cook

Massaman-style Potato and Lentil Curry (Vegan)

15. Spinach, Lentil and Lemon Soup by Brenda Janscheck

Lentil, spinach and lemon soup

16. Indian Cauliflower, Potato and Mung Dal Soup by Brenda Janscheck

Brenda Janschek - Indian Cauliflower Potato and Mung Dal Soup

17. Chickpea Vegetable Tagine by Well Nourished

This Chickpea Vegetable Tagine is one very nourishing pot of plant powered goodness. A simple (just 30 mins of preparation) delicious, rich and hearty stew.

18. Smashed Potato and Vegetable Bake by Well Nourished

This Smashed Potato and Vegetable Bake is a simple one dish side that's perfect for a family meal or entertaining a crowd. Recipe gluten and grain-free and includes variations for dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian.

19. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers by Irena Macri

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers with hazelnuts, cranberries and garlic yoghurt ranch

20. Pisto (Spanish Vegetable Stew)by Irena Macri

Pisto Recipe (Amazing Spanish Vegetable Stew)

Hope this post has helped you find a few ideas, and we’ve also crafted other posts you might find useful on what fresh produce lasts the longest un-frozen, and how best to freeze fresh produce. There’s also this post we’ve done on antiviral everyday produce you can add to your meals. Enjoy the resources. 

Low Tox. Healthy People. Happy Planet. 

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