This week is all about cooking yummy, nutritious meals with budget-friendly proteins. Toad in the hole with caramelised onion gravy is the perfect winter warmer. Try the lemon garlic chicken drumsticks for an easy, inexpensive dinner. Tuna mornay pasta bake is macaroni cheese with a twist - if you don't like tuna, there are plenty of other options!
This creamy tuna mornay pasta bake is really just a jazzed up macaroni cheese – it’s the perfect comfort food. If you don’t like tuna you could switch this out for cooked bacon, chicken or chorizo. Make sure you use a large dish for this one, or try two smaller dishes if you’re having this meal over a couple of […]
These lemon garlic chicken drumsticks are an inexpensive and easy dinner. The warm kumara, kale and feta salad is a nice alternative to regular salads on cooler nights. If you’re not a fan of eating meat off the bone (I know a few people!), you can use boneless chicken thighs instead. Kale works really well in the salad, especially if […]
Toad in the hole is the perfect winter warming meal. Step it up a notch with caramelised onion gravy and steamed veggies topped with feta and pinenuts. My favourite part about a roast beef meal has definitely always been the Yorkshire puddings. When I was younger we sometimes managed to bribe mum into making them to go with other roast meals […]
Yum, yum, yum! I really enjoyed creating (and eating!) the meals for this week's menu. Crunchy top chicken with crumpet bread and salad is full of delicious textures and flavours. The vegetarian spaghetti bolognese has haloumi added for extra yum factor, and the stuffed baked potatoes are crammed with chorizo, corn, sautéed red cabbage and cheese.
Stuffed baked potatoes take a little while to prepare but the wait is definitely worth it! Microwaving the potatoes first helps to speed up the cooking time. I’m not a huge fan of regular baked potatoes, but stuffed baked potatoes I can definitely get on board with! Crammed with chorizo, corn, sautéed red cabbage and cheese, with a big dollop […]
This vegetarian spaghetti bolognese is a great alternative when you don’t want to use meat. The haloumi adds a nice twist and really ups the yum factor! Are you vegetarian, or trying to reduce your meat intake? I’m not sure I could forego meat completely but I’m enjoying the challenge of developing some nutritious and interesting vegetarian meals (they seem […]
Chicken baked in a creamy tomato sauce with a crunchy, cheesy topping. This crunchy top chicken is too good! The crumpet breads are an adaptation of Simon Gault’s recipe and are easy and delicious. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients. The individual components are actually pretty easy and mopping up the sauces with warm, homemade bread […]