Meal Planning Monday 26 September

It’s going to be a busy week – but gold star for me as I’ve got all my meals prepped, freezered and ready to go. AND shock of shocks, we’re going to be enjoying Mr Roast Chicken’s spag bol – which is mightily infrequently made and therefore all the more anticipated! Monday lunch: Cottage Cheese,…

Wonderful Wednesday 21 September 2016

It’s been a wonderful little week after a madly busy one. I wonder when being busy stopped being a symbol of success and started to feel like I hadn’t got the balance right – maybe my late 20s? What a granny I am. Here’s what’s made this week lovely: 1. The warm, end-of-summer weather. It’s…

Falafel

Gosh I just love falafel. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make me own. I’ve been so used to my trusty bean burgersbean burgersbean burgers that I’ve not strayed before – but I’m so glad I did. Falafel are very different to bean burgers – which I should have remembered really….

Wonderful Wednesday 14 September 2016

Happy happy #wonderfulwednesday to you all! I’ve had one of those weeks where things have been a little quiet. Not in a bad way, not in a ‘my-life-is-so-calm-and-perfect’ way either. Just quiet, which can be rather nice. Little bit zen. Here were the highlights: 1. The heady scent of a bunch of lilies, which I…

Moutabal (Aubergine Dip)

Yes. My most favouritist of all dips🙂 I’ve said this before, but Lebanese food is my favourite cuisine, and there’s not much of it to be had up here in the northern countryside. I love the dips, the hummus, the chargrilled meat, the pita bread, the olives…I could go on. I just like meals where…

Peanut Butter and Butter Bean Dip

I’m a starter kind of gal. The best bit of any restaurant trip involves perusing the starters list. Prawns in hot chilli oil, baked Camembert, olives and feta, paté and toast, nachos, potted shrimps, smoked salmon – you name it, if it’s a starter, I’m all over it. I quite often order several starters and…

Meal Planning Monday 5 September

I was busy thinking about evening meals this weekend so didn’t put much thought into my lunches! But this is a real life plan of what I’ve got to eat – hope you enjoy! Monday Lunch – Itsu Noodles Monday Dinner – Mushroom and Spinach Lasagne Tuesday Lunch – Carrot Sticks and Butterbean and Peanut…

Baked Wholemeal Breaded Chicken Goujons

I can’t TELL you how delicious this is. But wait, I can – this is DELICIOUS! And one of those accidental recipes – which makes its tastiness all the more rewarding. I wanted to jazz up some baked chicken. As I mentioned last week, I’ve eaten a LOT of chicken recently, and needed something a…

Bacon and Black Bean Chilli

I just HAD to share this after I’d tasted it – it’s DELICIOUS! One of the best I’ve made. Even better with brown rice, my new love. So chewy and tasty and much better than white. And has lots of nutrients and things in which makes me feel all little-miss-perfect. So this is good for…

Wonderful Wednesday 31 August 2016

So many wonderful things have happened this week I don’t know where to start! Actually – the last two weeks, as I’ve been off for a gloriously long time. I’m writing this on Monday evening, which is a good job as I feel thoroughly rotten for having to go back to work tomorrow. This little…

Meal Planning Monday 29 August

I’ve got to go back to work tomorrow after 2-and-a-bit weeks of GLORIOUS holidaying around the lovely British coast. Bye bye sea and sand, hello office😦 Hoping my tasty meals can cheer me up! Monday lunch – Feta and Black Olive Salad Monday dinner – Chicken, Tomato Rice and Corn-on-the-cob Tuesday lunch – Roast Garlic…

Warm Roasted Mushroom and Egg Salad

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know I’m into my salads, and always trying to make them a little different. I love eating mushrooms raw in salads, but this time I decided to roast the mushrooms and boil the eggs at the last minute, adding both warm to the leaves and tomatoes. I’ve never made…