I wouldn’t normally do a risotto on a Friday, as they take a lot longer to cook. But I often finish ‘working’ earlier on a Friday so thought I’d give it a go. A lot of people worry about making risotto because it takes time & stirring. But pour yourself a gin or a vino & sip that every time you add some liquid to your rice & you’ll be fine!
Roast Veg Risotto
This is not a quick dinner but it is very tasty & super healthy. It’s another one from the value meals on the NHS Meal Planner website. It doesn’t take long to prepare and is very easy, if not a little time consuming. I set aside an hour to cook this & was pretty much bang on with that. Don’t be put off by the amount of stirring – it’s totally worth it in the end! x
I really like the NHS Healthy Eating meal planner. It has loads of food recipes that help you fit in your five a day. Last night we had something from the ‘value’ food range.
Hearty Sausage Hotpot
It was really easy to do. Cook chopped onions while your veggie sausages are cooking. Add half a tin of beans & half a tin of chopped tomatoes. When sausages are cooked, chop & add. Cook some peas & you’re done. Serve with some lush bread. Three portions of veg in one meal. Cheap & tasty. Worth a go!
Some of you may have picked up on the fact that I’m a pretty rubbish vegetarian in that I’m not a huge fan of vegetables. But my new meal plan is all about eating more veg so…
Spicy Vegetarian Curry
I Googled something to do with lowering cholesterol (feel so middle aged!) Google replied with the NHS website. They’ve got this awesome tool called the ‘5 a day weekly planner‘ & you can plan it so that you’re getting your 5 a day. Not only that, it comes with loads of recipes like the one above.
As I was preparing the ingredients for last nights dinner I started to get worried. It required a whole aubergine. Now I’m not a massive fan of aubergines & we were flying solo without any Quorn but I am happy to report that this meal is pretty good. The curry paste permeates the aubergine really well. It has relatively few ingredients so is quick to prepare & the yoghurt on the top finishes it off nicely. And this meal alone counts as 2 of your five a day. Winner winner…x