HUNGARIAN BEAN GOULASH AND CREAMY POTATO MASH
This recipe was adapted from VEGIEHEAD for an oncology patient case study I did today! People receiving radiotherapy to the head and neck region often have a hard time swallowing, a lack of appetite and a dry mouth leading too poor nutrient intake. Therefore I needed a soft and saucy nutrient dense recipe for my patient. This is a bean goulash, high in fibre, protein and vitamin C with cheesy mash potato high in energy and fat!!! Because patients may only eat one meal a day it’s important to make it as energy dense as possible by adding extra cream and cheese. Thank you VEGIEHEAD your recipes are not only a life savour for vegetarians like me but can also be used in my medical nutrition case studies
Heres the Recipe - Serves 1!!!
   
Ingredients 
Bean Goulash 
1 tbs Olive Oil
¼ Onion Diced 
¼ Zucchini Diced
½ tbs minced garlic 
½ tsp smokey paprika 
100ml crushed tomatoes
1 tsp tomato paste
1/4 cup passata sauce 
150g mixed legumes (canned and drained)
 
Creamy Mash 
1 medium sized potato diced
1 tsp butter
1 1/2 tbs regular sour cream
A pinch of salt and pepper 
¼ cup grated cheddar cheese 
 1 extra dollop of sour cream and extra cheese (optional)
 
Method
Bean Goulash
   
Dice onion and zucchini into small 0.5cm pieces.
In a large pot sauté the onions and zucchini in the oil until soft. 
Add garlic and paprika and stir well to coat.
Pour in crushed tomatoes, passata sauce and tomato paste and bring to a gentle, rolling boil.
Add the mixed beans and reduce to a simmer. 
Simmer gently for 15 - 20 minutes allowing the beans to soften and flavours to develop. Ensure beans are fully cooked by testing with a fork. Mash beans slightly if needed. 
Creamy Mash Potatoes  
Dice potatoes into small 0.5cm pieces.
Place in saucepan and bring to boil over high heat. Then, reduce heat to medium and boil until potatoes are tender and soft. 
Drain potatoes and mash with a fork or potato masher.
Stir in butter, sour cream, salt and pepper. 
Stir in cheese just until mixed.
Serve goulash over mash with a dollop of sour cream and an extra sprinkle of cheese 
Remember this recipe has been adapted for someone who is undergoing radiotherapy to the head and neck region. Therefore you can slice vegetables any size you like. Also if you are concerned with the fat content of the mash simply swop out the full fat cream, butter and cheese, and make mash with a tablespoon of Nuttlex and a tiny bit of milk (soy, almond, whatever you like)!!! You can even choose to make a sweet potato mash!! 
Enjoy :) and check out Vegie Head HERE
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HUNGARIAN BEAN GOULASH AND CREAMY POTATO MASH

This recipe was adapted from VEGIEHEAD for an oncology patient case study I did today! People receiving radiotherapy to the head and neck region often have a hard time swallowing, a lack of appetite and a dry mouth leading too poor nutrient intake. Therefore I needed a soft and saucy nutrient dense recipe for my patient. This is a bean goulash, high in fibre, protein and vitamin C with cheesy mash potato high in energy and fat!!! Because patients may only eat one meal a day it’s important to make it as energy dense as possible by adding extra cream and cheese. Thank you VEGIEHEAD your recipes are not only a life savour for vegetarians like me but can also be used in my medical nutrition case studies

Heres the Recipe - Serves 1!!!

Ingredients 

Bean Goulash

1 tbs Olive Oil

¼ Onion Diced

¼ Zucchini Diced

½ tbs minced garlic

½ tsp smokey paprika

100ml crushed tomatoes

1 tsp tomato paste

1/4 cup passata sauce

150g mixed legumes (canned and drained)

 

Creamy Mash

1 medium sized potato diced

1 tsp butter

1 1/2 tbs regular sour cream

A pinch of salt and pepper

¼ cup grated cheddar cheese

 1 extra dollop of sour cream and extra cheese (optional)

 

Method

Bean Goulash

Dice onion and zucchini into small 0.5cm pieces.

In a large pot sauté the onions and zucchini in the oil until soft.

Add garlic and paprika and stir well to coat.

Pour in crushed tomatoes, passata sauce and tomato paste and bring to a gentle, rolling boil.

Add the mixed beans and reduce to a simmer.

Simmer gently for 15 - 20 minutes allowing the beans to soften and flavours to develop. Ensure beans are fully cooked by testing with a fork. Mash beans slightly if needed.

Creamy Mash Potatoes  

Dice potatoes into small 0.5cm pieces.

Place in saucepan and bring to boil over high heat. Then, reduce heat to medium and boil until potatoes are tender and soft.

Drain potatoes and mash with a fork or potato masher.

Stir in butter, sour cream, salt and pepper.

Stir in cheese just until mixed.

Serve goulash over mash with a dollop of sour cream and an extra sprinkle of cheese 

Remember this recipe has been adapted for someone who is undergoing radiotherapy to the head and neck region. Therefore you can slice vegetables any size you like. Also if you are concerned with the fat content of the mash simply swop out the full fat cream, butter and cheese, and make mash with a tablespoon of Nuttlex and a tiny bit of milk (soy, almond, whatever you like)!!! You can even choose to make a sweet potato mash!! 

Enjoy :) and check out Vegie Head HERE

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