There isn’t always time to plan out every recipe, write down the ingredients and method, and take photos. Sometimes cooking needs to be quick, and the results aren’t always photogenic! So this page will list some of the daily cooking that turns up great flavour combinations. It may be something that’s been shopped for with an idea of a dish in mind, or a total ‘what’s left in the fridge’ moment… And it’ll help us to remember when we’ve cooked a great dish, that it needs to be worked up into a proper recipe!
A lot of the dishes featured on this page have been made to be eaten cold as lunch at work, it can really make the day seem brighter if there’s something interesting and delicious for lunch!
Friday 2nd January 2015
Roasted vegetables and rice with a maple soy yoghurt dressing.
The dressing was made with plain soy yoghurt, garlic, dried basil and marjoram, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt and pepper.
Saturday 3rd January 2015
Smoky lentil soup with spinach and butternut squash.
The spinach and butternut squash were from the freezer, and the smoky flavour came from this liquid smoke.
Sunday 4th January 2015
Cous cous salad with roast brussel sprouts, cauliflower and peppers, and cranberry balsamic dressing.
The cous cous was a gluten free one from asda, it has a lovely toasty flavour.
Yellow split pea and butternut squash curry.
The split peas were simmered in vegetable stock with garam masala, ginger, and garlic and lemongrass spice drops. Then roasted butternut squash and plain soy yoghurt were stirred through at the end.
Monday 5th January 2015
Green lentils, courgette, mushrooms, and basil. With mustard molasses tempeh, and barbeque almonds.
I’d cooked the lentils with some onion in my rice cooker a few weeks ago and frozen them. They stir fried brilliantly, and didn’t lose too much texture. The barbeque almonds are from Lidl.