Some of the time when I come up with a recipe it’s based on a light bulb idea I had, some of the time I get this idea while eating something or reading about something, the rest of the time it happens because of what’s in my fridge at the time. I love being able to open the fridge door and figure out how I can use what I’ve got inside it. Thus a lot of my recipes have overlapping ingredients as they’ve come from the leftovers of one of those light bulb idea recipes. I just don’t always post them in the same week because I need to retest them before they’re ready to share.
I guess this is intuitive cooking? Does anyone else cook like this? Who loves to follow a recipe and who just glances at one and does their own take on that? Whatever way you prefer to cook I hope this weeks little collection gives you some delicious inspo.
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Day 1: Moroccan Spiced Tomato and Chickpea Soup. This is super easy, and a filling vego start to the week.
Day 2: Garam Masala Spiced Chicken, Greens and Browns Rice Tray Bake. Surprisingly, there’s a lot of cross over ingredients between the soup and this one.
Day 3: Brussel Sprout and Hazelnut Pasta: This is such a delicious pasta dish, the nuts can be swapped out for the nut you have on hand but hazelnuts and brussel sprouts are amazing together.
Day 4: Garlic Prawns on Cheesy Cauliflower Mash. Cheese and seafood, it happened, it’s a little trashy and a whole lot of yum.
Day 5: Thai Red Curry Ramen: Using chicken mince makes this super quick and easy to cook, feel free to use the vegetables that you have on hand in this one.
Day 1: Moroccan Spiced Tomato and Chickpea Soup. This is super easy, and a filling soup start to the week. You can make it vegan too.
Day 2: Vegetarian ‘meatballs’ with a coconut curry sauce and noodles. These lentil meatballs might sound a little weird but the texture and flavours are great!
Day 3: Crispy Satay Tofu, Coconut Rice and Cucumber Avocado Salad. One of my favourite ways to eat tofu and it should convert anyone.
Day 4: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: You can use any vegetables and herbs you have from the other recipes to add freshness to the top of these.
Day 5: Zucchini and Lentil Salad. The yoghurt sauce this salad is served over really makes it. Add a couple of soft boiled eggs to make it more filling.
Get around the porridge I’ve been eating all week… banana bread porridge.
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