To achieve this I need planning. I plan what to cook so I hit the supermarket like a hurricane whilst hoping Alexa will stay quiet! So I browse the internet normally when I am sat feeding in the middle of the night! Not recommended as it does make you very hungry! Or I will look at magazines or through my extensive collection of recipe books! What I do is I look for ideas rather than recipes. I tend to make it up as I go along. After that I would write down what I am cooking everyday after foraging in the fridge for leftovers and then write down all other ingredients I need to get. I also tend to make dishes using the same ingredients as much as possible to avoid wastage. I do a Monday to Friday plan only as we tend to get a bit wild at the weekend. I hope this food diary will help those who has limited time but want to enjoy healthy meals. I do the planning so you don't have to ;)
This week's menu is as follows
Monday - Easter BH so we gorge on chocolates!
Tuesday - Supermarket day (supposed to be yesterday) Spicy sweet potato soup, cumin oil
Wednesday - Roasted vegetable salad with grilled chicken, bulgar wheat and feta
Thursday - Steamed pork with shitake and wood ear mushrooms, ginger, stir fry vegetables and brown rice
Friday - Smoked haddock risotto with asparagus and poached egg
Tuesday 2nd April
Feta cheese, diced
2 peppers, 1 red and 1 yellow to give colour
3 cloves of garlic
1 sprig of rosemary
2 sweet potatoes
Little gem lettuce
Bulgar wheat or cous cous, cooked in a bit of stock (leftover from a few dinners before)
Roast all the vegetables ( I did it at the same time I did the soup the day before to save on time and energy) apart from the little gem and rocket. Grill chicken for 3-4 minutes. Combine roasted vegetables, rocket, lettuce, bulgar wheat and feta cheese in a bowl, add lashings of olive oil, season then top with the sliced grilled chicken.
For Thursday and Friday recipes, it will be published on Friday unless my little monster plays up :). Happy cooking!