Last nights dinner has already been removed from the meal planner. It’s not that it was a disaster, but that it just wasn’t very exciting. It wasn’t gross but just pretty bland.
Easy Veg Curry
I didn’t help that I forgot to get courgette to go in with it, but it just wasn’t very exciting. I would have it again, but my OH wasn’t really enamoured with it so it’s no more. The recipe, from the value meals section on the NHS Meal Planner website, calls for quite a lot of liquid. This makes it quite sloppy. I put in the recommended amount of curry paste but it isn’t enough if you like a spicy curry, which we both do. I’m glad we tried it but I’d give this one a bit of a wide birth.
This was delicious. No doubt about it. I’ve had some lovely veggie tagines recently. One at Cwtch in St. Davids and one at The Flowing Well. Both amazing dishes. I really wanted to be able to recreate these dishes at home. This isn’t quite as good as theirs but it’s not too bad!
Chickpea & Roast Veg Tagine
I got the recipe from the BBC Good Food website. While there’s loads of ingredients & it takes quite a while from start to finish, it’s worth it. It’s really healthy, low-fat, low calorie and two of your five a day. What more could you want?! The only change I’d make would be to reduce the amount of orange. It overwhelms the other flavours plus my house now smells of orange! The recipe says that it serves six. I’m not sure about that. We had enough for four portions, one of which I’ll be having tomorrow for lunch! Love leftovers! x
Another weekend, another set of healthy low-fat, full-of-goodness meals to make. I really like to have something of a treat on the weekend. And with chocolate & cake off the menu, meals have to be extra tasty despite my food rules.
Mixed Bean Chilli
I quite like chilli. My OH makes an amazing one with Quorn mince & tons of chillies. I’ve had mixed bean chillies before – some good, some bad. I’m not a massive fan of beans though. I find them quite dull & hate it when they’re cold. I had high hopes of this recipe though. I found it on VegWeb.com by Googling mixed bean chilli. It’s really easy to do & is so tasty. I added a touch of creme fraiche to the top. It made up for the fact that most of Twitter were having take aways! This was just as good if not better!
Pumpkin & Tomato Bake
First of all, I couldn’t find a pumpkin so we used squash. Secondly, this is weird. It kind of works, but it’s still weird. I don’t know if I’d have this again. I am so glad that I thought to make some roast spuds to go with it otherwise I would’ve been very disappointed with it. I got the recipe from the NHS Meal Planner in the Main Meals section. While there’s loads of good veg in here, it’s still odd. Chilli sauce & butternut squash? Hmmmmm… Thank goodness for the roasties – always a winner! x
Thursday night: Pad Thai Noodles are on the menu. This is something we discovered a few months ago. I was dubious. I think by now you’ll know that I’m a bit fussy & trying new things isn’t a strong suit of mine. But my OH said that he’d cook it. Fine. And guess what…it was delicious & has become a firm favourite.
We use the Quorn recipe from their coookbook (seriously, if you haven’t got this yet, you need it. It’s great for meaties & veggies alike.) It’s really easy, but you have to prepare the ingredients before hand. It’s hot and tasty, with noodles & has a sprinkle of nuts on the top. We use the quick fry noodles. Not sure how healthy that is, but it’s quick & tasty.
Next time I’ll get a better picture – honest!