Monday, 19 May 2014

Menu Monday 19th May


What a week. I had tears and tantrums and an embarrassing encounter concerning a pool table trick, an osteopath, and a retro ladygarden. All mine. How was yours? 
This week is National Vegetarian Week in the UK and my girls have asked if we can participate. Nightmare. Now don't get me wrong, I am a big vegetable fan and we usually have a couple of meatless meals every week, but I do think you have to have a good source of fresh produce and not everyone is lucky enough to be near a farmer's market or fabulous greengrocer. Maybe a veg box delivery service could be the answer for people that don't.

Monday
This one Kitty made yesterday and we are having it tonight Spicy Chickpea Stew, probably with some rice and pita bread.

Tuesday
Busy day for all of us and I will be dashing out to my new Tai Chi class before dinner, woohoo, so it will be Tomato and Red Pepper soup and Jalepeno Cornbread from the freezer.

Wednesday
One of my favourites,  Mushrooms on Toast and maybe a tomato and red onion salad on the side.

Thursday
I'm not a big fan of vegetarian dishes that try to mimic meat dishes, you know the soy mince, fake bacon etc, I'd rather have a baked potato. But I think we might have a go at these,
Epic Crispy Quinoa Burgers, you eat them with the sweet potatoes fries INSIDE the burger! Epic indeed!

Friday
We would normally have fish, but tonight I think I'll just see what veg is looking good and treat it like fish, steamed or pan fried and served with lots of lemon juice and herb butter. Think asparagus, courgettes and char grilled peppers, maybe even add some shards of Parmesan and some good sourdough bread

Enjoy the week ahead and I hope you try some veggie dishes as main courses

For more inspiration, take a look at OrgJunkie

Love Food X


Monday, 12 May 2014

Menu Monday 12th May


I'm happy to be back to a normal week at last! Still waiting for some sunny weather to arrive but the gardens are looking glorious despite the constant drizzle we've been having in my part of the world. Really looking forward to getting the BBQ out one day soon... Have a great week and good cooking!

Monday

A little bit of effort , but worth it for this #MeatlessMonday, Quinoa, red rice, black lentil and spicy cauliflower salad.

Tuesday

A quick Chicken Caesar salad before an epic badminton re-match ( long story...)

Wednesday
I'm going to make double the quantity of this classic stew so that I have a meal to serve for Sunday lunch as well, a lovely Lancashire Hotpot .

Thursday
Loads of good quality and good value asparagus around so a spaghetti, pea and asparagus dinner will be easy, fresh and tasty. Add some frizzled chorizo if you want some spice.

Friday
Fish this Friday is salmon as my fishmonger has a good deal going. This is Gordon Ramsay's version of Salmon en Croute . I must confess, several times I have used the ready made one from Aldi, it's good and a total bargain at around £5. Add a big green salad and you won't be disappointed.

Have a brilliant and peaceful week and for more inspiration check out OrgJunkie .

Love food x






 

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