New year new you right? This year I’m changing it up a little and starting some weekly meal plans for you all. Each week there will be Meal Plan A (Vegetarian) and Meal Plan B (Meat Eater). They will include 5 nights of meal suggestions, photos to get you salivating and links to all the recipes. I’ll also chuck in a breakfast, lunch or snack recipe every now and then because I need variety in my life and I’m sure someone else out there does too!
Summer, you glorious season you. Time for eating in the sun outside, easy salads and colourful lunch bowls. Just like this one. This little bowl is easy to make and is the perfect thing if you’re heading back to work this next week.
I’m back! There’s been a few days of silence while I gave myself a little holiday break but I think it’s time to start sharing with you all again. This recipe is so delicious! Filled with extra veg and the perfect thing to serve with a simple green salad, I can’t wait for you to try it.
This soup. Just, well it’s everything. If you’ve never used tortillas to thicken your soup you’ve got to do it. It’s genius as it makes it creamier without having to use cream! If a soup can be summery and still hot then this is it. It’s perfect for cities like Melbourne when you’re blessed with summer produce but there’s just as much chance of a cold 6 degree day in December as there is a 34 degree one. The toppings are out of control and the main reason for that summer vibe.
I’m all about less cleaning up, so one pot dishes are my jam. This dish has so much flavour, great textures AND it can all be cooked in one pot. You don’t even need any bowls for prep. Just a chopping board, knife, and a dish to bake it all in. The flavours from the chicken make the lentils and barley so tasty and the apricots add just the right amount of sweetness.
Okay so I do realise that yakitori belongs on a skewer but stop ruining my fun and love of food in a bowl. This has all the flavours of yakitori marinade but you don’t need to put the meat on a skewer or have a grill/open flame to cook it on. So it’s yakitori, but less effort.
This is so simple to make and so full of flavour. It feels like you’re eating something healing too because of the slurpy broth and big vegetable content. The gently poached chicken adds extra flavour to the broth, however you can leave it out, swap the chicken stock for vegetable stock and you’ve got a great vegetarian meal.
A really good sandwich or roll is so satisfying. Yummy flavour combinations between two pieces of bread and you end up so far from the soggy nightmares of your school days. I’ve been known to happily eat a sandwich for dinner (ummm has anybody not done this?). In reality they’re just another version of a burger and that’s dinner food so why not all other sandwiches? Come on, give me one reason?! They’ve got all the parts of a nourishing meal, complex carbohydrate, vegetables, protein. You can even have a side salad if it’ll make you feel like it’s more of a meal.
These skewers are easy to throw together and make a delicious weeknight meal. They’re also great on the barbecue or at even cold at a picnic! Which seems super appropriate seeing as it’s Cup day and those are two things that hopefully someone is doing today! But anyway, I love the salty unaminess (making up words again) of them against the cool and refreshing salad.