This week Plan A is going to be gut makeover friendly! Plan B will be vegetarian because I haven’t quite mastered a whole weeks worth of vegetarian options that are gut makeover friendly from my recipes… I’ll get there! This also means that plan A will coincidentally be dairy free, gluten free, sugar free and paleo. And Plan B is where the noodles are at 😉
Happy Sunday! This week’s meal plans are teeming with delicious ideas and lots of variety… actually there’s an awful lot of mushrooms in that vegetarian one – but you can use different mushrooms so still variety right? I’ve tried to include recipes that use a lot of the same herbs and will pop in tips to make sure you’re not wasting food!
These dishes are all ready to go meals in one pan. This means, less fussing, less active cooking time and less cleaning up afterwards for you. Life just got simple.
We’re deep into winter now and I finally think I’ve adjusted. I’ve got the right amount of blankets on my bed. I know how to get the house warm super quick, and have red wine and a list of great shows on hand for when it’s too miserable to head outside. plus, I’ve got a decent list of winter favourites I’m rotating.
I don’t post red meat recipes that often because I don’t eat a whole lot of it. These bowls first happened when I was cooking diner for my brother and we were using beautiful grass fed eye fillet we found in my parents freezer (such adults) and what was left in the fridge. They were so good I made them again and again. Crispy rice, topped with crispy olive oil and chilli kale, pickled cabbage, pickled carrot, tender marinated beef and a perfect fried egg. Sooooo good.
This weekend has been so crisp, sunny days becoming cold nights and I just don’t know why I’m never prepared for this level of winter. Every year I’m all like, ‘I don’t remember it being this cold last year’, when clearly it was. And for al of you that live in places that are actually cold. I’m only talking single digits celsius that I’m struggling with. There’s no snow or actual cold. Just me dressing inappropriately, as a fairly constant state of affairs. But man is it making me crave hot food for every meal.
You cannot possibly underestimate the warming, healing and happiness power of a good soup on a cold day. I’m probably making at least 1 soup a week at the moment and filling my freezer with tasty things for cold days when cooking is just beyond me. Yeah even people like me who spend all their time, thinking about, writing about and cooking food can’t be stuffed sometimes. Make your way through this tasty little collection this winter for happy bellies and warm hands.
This weeks meal plans are continuing along that waste less theme. The recipes have cross over ingredients but different flavour profiles and should leave you with enough for lunches if there’s just 2 of you! This is how I cook at home, using ingredients form one recipe to create the rest.