Winter salads are a lunch staple for me. If you didn’t notice by my onslaught of salad posts on the blog at the moment. This one has lovely mellow flavours happening and can be eaten hot or cold. Also it has macadamias and a burnt butter dressing going on. You know that’s going to be good.
If you put risotto in the too hard basket then this one will show you that risotto isn’t as difficult as you think it is. This risotto is amazing, it’s velvety and creamy, without the cream and full of crispy crunchy texture to boot. This recipe makes for a simple and impressive dinner, I promise it’s not just ‘wet rice’.
I’m really into making delicious meals out of what’s in the fridge and pantry at the moment rather than going and buying specific ingredients. It’s all in an effort to waste less and be more economical but it’s also kind of fun. Like playing ‘mystery box challenge’ with yourself – wow what a sad sentence! Anyway out of this habit has come some really great meals and this was one of them. Flavoured with ginger and turmeric and full of crispy edges and just tender sweet potato these are a great breakfast, lunch or light dinner idea. I highly recommend serving them with tangy greek yoghurt and a squeeze of lemon.
Savoury porridge… What the?! Well this idea is nothing new… think congee. It’s just my take on it and if I do say so myself (and I’m the one who ate it so I’m in the best position to call it) it was really delicious. Despite my boyfriend telling me not to ‘mess with porridge’, I will be making this very often, because sometime when you mess with stuff magic happens. It’s also full of nutrients: fibre and protein from the oats, protein and healthy fats from the egg, calcium from the tahini, and the vitamins and minerals provided by the coriander and chilli (and whatever other veges you top with). The tahini also lends a delicious rich creaminess to the porridge. Yum.
There is so much golden deliciousness in this recipe. The caramelised ribs with their orange and maple syrup marinade, spiked with chilli and paprika and the fragrant whiffs of cinnamon. You’ll be licking your fingers. You’ll also be using these sticky morsels of goodness to wipe up the pumpkin puree beneath them. By roasting the pumpkin to golden perfection first you get that delicious caramelised pumpkin flavour in the puree. It’s crazily good. With fresh coriander and salty feta to finish, the whole plate will disappear before you notice.