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Rustie’s next video is her very own recipe made exclusively for you. A delicious basil and veg pattie that can serve a big crowd. Who will you share it with?

Rustie's Basil & Veg Patties Recipe

  Onion 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  Salt and Pepper
 

Method

Heat the oven to 200C fan. Fry the hard veg and potato in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add all the other veg to pan and cook for a further 5 minutes.Season with salt and pepper. Remove and set aside in a bowl.

Cook lentils and half of the tomatoes inthe pan for 3 –4 minutes. Add your roughly chopped basil to the mixture and fold.Remove from heat and add to the other cooked vegetables, rest of tomatoes and mix everything together.

Roll out the pastry to a thin sheet as per direction on packaging. Place a small plate  or saucer on the pastryand cut around using a sharp knife to make circles. Allow pastry to rest for a few minutes.

Spoon 3 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture onto one side of each pastry circle.Brush edges with egg. Fold pastry over the mix and seal. Cut a little hole in the top so steam can escape during cooking. Brush the entire pattie with egg.Place on baking tray and bake in oven for 35-40 minutes.

Enjoy hot or cold

 

Keep sending us photos of your dishes and basil plants. Go ahead and use the basil leaves if they’re big enough!

Reusing is a key way to be Green. Which of these reusing tips do you currently do? And which will you try this week?

1. Save glass jars from your jams, pickles etc. and store dried herbs and foods in them! You can also bring jars to refill shops so no need to buy dried goods in plastic packaging.

2. Got a pair of broken rubber washing up gloves? Cut them to make rubber bands 

3. Use eggshells in the garden as a green way to keep slugs at bay. 

4. Save the root ends of spring onions, stick them in water and grow new spring onions.

5. Salads, omelettes and wraps are quick meals for using up all your leftovers. Throw your leftovers in a pan with a little oil and pour in some beaten eggs, fry on medium until the egg is cooked through.

6. Revive crystallized honey by placing the container in hot water. Voila, runny honey!

7. Save your off cuts to make a vegetable stockBBC Good Food has a simple recipe you can follow.

Have any of your own reusing tips? Let us know!

You can also learn great food hacks from our partner kitche.co or tune into Together TV on your tv set and pick up tips from Nadiya, the Hairy Bikers and more! See our TV guide for what's on.