What I’ve been eating this month – October 2019

Cooking has been difficult this month, our food budget, out of necessity, has been slashed. I will always advocate that home-cooked food, is, most of the time, cheaper, but you have to have the time to go home cook that food, plus the time and the energy to commit to minutely menu planning for the…

On the menu – Courgette Rolls and Potatoes Arrabbiata

Friday These were (you can just about see them), courgette rolls from the Vegan One Pound Meals book. They were quite nice, if a little bland. For something that looks quite posh, these were ridiculously quick to put together and really light for a hot summer day. Monday This is Potatoes Arrabbiata, also from the…

On the menu – chorizo bolognese and spelt bread

Wednesday This is Speedy Chorizo Bolognese from Miguel Barclay’s Fast and Fresh One Pound Meals. I wouldn’t strictly call it a bolognese but it was nice. You can see Miguel do the recipe on his Instagram. This is the Simple Spelt Loaf from Donna Hay’s Basics to Brilliance, I don’t think I’ve ever made a…

On the menu – Singapore Noodles with Cashews and Cashew Pesto Pasta

Tuesday This was so good, I could eat this every day of the week, Singapore noodles with cashews from the Vegan One Pound Meals book. I did switch the rice noodles for wheat noodles though, because ugh rice noodles. Will definitely be making again and it’s really quick and simple to do, so bonus! Okay,…

On the menu – Charred Pepper Orzo

Wednesday Charred pepper orzo from the One Pound Meals vegan book, is one of those dishes that smells absolutely amazing when cooking but the eating doesn’t quite live up to the promise. I am not a massive fan of orzo, so that doesn’t really help but it was still nice to eat. I didn’t char…

On the menu – Pocket Potatoes and Aubergine Larb

Friday More of an idea than a recipe, this is a pocket potato, as inspired by Ella Risbridger’s Midnight Chicken. The idea being, you pack a foil wrapped baked potato in your pocket as you go out for your picnic. It does require some forethought and it depends what time you’re leaving the house to…

On the menu – Mac and No Cheese

Thursday There’s a new One Pound Meals book out, woo hoo!!! This one is vegan and I was a little unsure about whether to buy it, as I have an intolerance to a lot of typically vegan foods but it’s One Pound Meals, I bought it anyway and I’m glad I did. There are some…

On the menu – Peri Peri Tacos and Whatever Noodle Salad

Friday These are Peri Peri Tacos from Miguel Barclay’s Super Easy One Pound Meals and they were okay, the chicken was nice but everything else a bit bland. Monday This is the Whatever Noodle Salad from the Carbs book and I’m not having the most successful week with my cooking, apparently, as although this was…

On the menu – Autumn Carbs

Friday I’m really struggling to find time to cook at the moment, so a cookbook I bought a week or two ago has been torturing me, Carbs by Laura Goodman, the whole book just makes you hungry, it’s got a whole section just on chips *swoons*. Anyway, I’d been planning on making the Pizza Hut…

On the menu – Cheesy Ham & Leek Pie

Friday This, Cheesy Leek & Ham Pie from Miguel Barclay’s Super Easy One Pound Meals was absolutely lovely. I swapped the ham for pancetta, as that’s what I had, frying it first with the leek. Not wanting to waste the rest of the puff pastry sheet, I quadrupled the recipe, planning on freezing the rest…