Batch cooking is a great way to prepare for the week ahead and, now I’m cooking for 4 adults on a daily basis, I’ve also found it’s the quickest way to also ‘prepare’ lunch for the next day. This recipe is a real quick and easy treat which tastes like it has taken a lot more effort to prepare than it has!
Crispy Chilli Beef is something I love to eat so, after picking up some extra lean quick fry beef strips in the woopsies aisle of Sainsbury’s the other day, I thought it was about time I came up with my own healthy version of this usually indulgent treat.
I’m always a fan of meals that I can whip up using the contents of my cupboards/fridge/freezer. This recipe fulfills exactly that brief as I always have chorizo in the fridge and a large packet of squid rings in the freezer. Together they are a lovely pairing but when I was whipping up this pasta I fancied incorporating a new flavour. Chipotle paste was the perfect choice, it added a lovely smoky flavour to the dish and stands up well to the fishy flavour of the squid and fish stock. A fishy, meaty, smoky delight!
Usually come six o’clock I am starving and looking forward to having a hearty meal for my tea but last night, both the Hubbie and I fancied something light and summery. Having a think about what we could have we both though a salad would do the trick but I wanted something filling enough so I wouldn’t be hungry later on!
Risotto is a dish that I don’t often have time to make but always feels like a real luxury dish to devour. This week, having had a craving for risotto, I decided to pair it with another one of my favourite ingredients, seabass. Having never had the two together I wanted to find an ingredient to unite them and what better than some minted pea puree! And the result was this fabulous dish.
Keen to keep up with my intake of fish , this week I decided to put together another tuna recipe. I love teriyaki sauce and thought this would be a lovely pairing so I set about putting together a dish which combined both. The result was delicious. My OH cleared his plate in less than five minutes. Tuna has such a lovely meaty texture and it works so well with the Asian stir fried veggies, the whole dish turned out to be very tasty indeed!
I’m always being asked to create more vegetarian recipes so this week when I knew I had some halloumi and flatbreads kicking about in the cupboards, I thought it was best to get inventing.
Knowing how easy it is to cook up delicious and healthy meals quickly and easily has turned me into a bit of a picky eater when I’m eating out in cafes and restaurants. I have become a little inpatient with places which charge a fortune for food which is bland, oily and unsatisfying to the point where I just don’t see the point in eating it if it isn’t any good.
My other half loves a kebab. I mean LOVES a kebab. So, always keen to try and convince him to go for the healthy homemade option rather than the crusty and uber calorific shop bought version, I thought I would try a different take on one this week.
Having a steady stream of fish stocked in my freezer for the past few weeks has been great. Usually we don’t have fish as often as I would like, mostly because there is no space left in the freezer after I have filled it with meat. Now I have the opposite situation and I must say I am thoroughly enjoying eating more fish and trying out some new tasty recipes. The best thing about fish is that it takes barely any time to cook!
This recipe is really easy and great for anyone who likes Thai food. Not only that but it’s exceptionally quick to make and low in points. Feel free to use any white fish you like. I used Red Mullet as it has the most delicious flavour and a lovely texture.