Vegan MoFo Day 11 - Mini Carrot and Squash Roasts

Mini Carrot and Squash Roasts
makes 12

Half a butternut squash, roasted and mashed with salt and pepper to taste
450g (3 cups) carrots, peeled and sliced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
100g (2 cups) mushrooms, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
quarter cup diced red pepper 
half teaspoon dried rosemary
12 scrapes nutmeg
half teaspoon smoked paprika
Good knob of vegan margarine
175g toasted hazlenuts (sorry, forgot to measure cups)
100g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs (forgot to measure this in cups too! It's about 4 slices) 
8 twists of black pepper
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon soya flour
1 Tablespoon arrowroot

Heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius (350 fahrenheit). Grease a 12 hole muffin pan.
Place the carrots in enough water to cover them and simmer until soft.
Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a medium sized saucepan and fry the mushroom, onion and garlic for 5 minutes, stirring every so often. Add the salt and cook for another few minutes then add the red pepper, rosemary, nutmeg and smoked paprika. Cook for a few minutes more then take off the heat.
When the carrots are cooked, drain, reserving the liquid, and mash with the margarine. Add the mashed carrot to the sautéed vegetable mixture along with the lemon juice, hazlenuts, breadcrumbs and black pepper.
Mix the soya flour and arrowroot to a thin paste with 2 tablespoons of the cooled carrot water and mix into the rest of the ingredients and give everything a really good stir.
Place a tablespoon of mashed squash in the bottom of each muffin hole and smooth down with your finger, then top up with the sautéed veg mix and smooth down with the back of a spoon.
Bake in the oven for 45-50 mins.
Leave to cool in the tin for 10 mins.

I roasted the seeds from the butternut squash and used some to decorate the tops. The rest of the seeds are in mah tummy.
Go MoFo!


jessy said...

your mini carrot 'n squash roasts are super adorable, Jeni! i love the little seeds on top - nice touch, my friend. they sound most excellent for october and i love that they're so orange!!!!

Anonymous said...

What the what?!? These are amazing and adorable! I am bookmarking!

Vanessa said...

wow those look delicious!! =)

vegan.in.brighton said...

Those look great, I love miniature food!

Lozzy-Bear said...

Yum. Those look really good!

coldandsleepy said...

Jeni, those are beautiful! I just got done eating an apple but these pictures kind of made me hungry again.

Mandee said...

Ooh, I like the look of these, they look healthy and yummo.

Janet said...

these little roasts are so cute! I bet they taste amazing.

Richa said...

niiice.. i love the muffiny savory carrot squash roast! totally amazing creation.!
the peach cake looks scrumptious.. i need an upside down fruit cake soon! now if i can only schedule it sometime in this crazy month!

Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

Love said...

Whoa, you've got everything that I love in those mini roasts! You already got me on butternut and carrots, but toasted hazelnuts and mushrooms? Genius.

K said...

These look so pretty with their bright orange colour!

Kittee Bee Berns said...

dang, but do those look yummy!

Anonymous said...

They are pretty cute!!!

celine said...

oh my good knob of vegan margarine goodness, this sounds absolutely delicious and healthy too!
there's no squash I love more than butternut, how did you know?

thevegandivision said...

These are so beautiful! And I bet they taste as good :)

Cara said...

I'm coming to Spain! You always have the most creative meals that look and sound so good :) Expect me later on tonight...

Zoa said...

Pretty! And I bet the hazelnuts just make it. Hazelnuts, mushrooms, squash, yum.

Tea and Sympatico said...

What a brilliant idea!

Pj - Vegan CineGrub said...

Those look darling! And delicious. One to bookmark for my Thanksgiving folder.

GiGi said...

I am especially fond of the knob of vegan butter addition. Wow this looks extra good!

jun said...

adorable! love cute looking foods:)

Johanna GGG said...

These are gorgeous - I want one right now - but will have to wait until I get around to making them

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

I love mini foods! This is awesome!