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.
I was going to call this chicken noodle soup, because any short thicker style pasta will work. But, I love it with orecchiette the best so let’s give those little ears of pasta a starring role in the recipe name. They deserve it.
This weeks meal plans have arrived and they’re delightful! I’ve included notes on how to cut down on waste by adjusting the recipes, such as using green cabbage for both recipes that call for cabbage this week. I’m all for adapting recipes to suit your needs, and the contents of your fridge.
I’m so excited to share these with you. I was meant to post a vego recipe today (which I’m also super excited about) and these tomorrow but these are like, everything. So I’m sharing early. Crispy chicken burgers. Crispy chicken burgers are one of my favourite indulgences. But these one’s aren’t fried, and are filled with light and tasty slaw and a spicy sauce. If you choose a gluten free bun they’re also GLUTEN FREE. And full of goodness thanks to the crunchy almond coating on them.