Well, it`s a bit of a shorter week , this week. It`s been my birthday so I am going to be cooked for at the weekend (awesome). I love all things nutrition and health, but I`m not the kind of person that loves cooking. Never have been. I like to plan what we are having, but the actual process of cooking is not something I particularly relish. It`s nice to get a break from it every now and again isn`t it.
Here`s this weeks dishes we`ll be having as our evening meals. If you click on the picture it will take you to the recipe. Thank you to all those wonderful recipe creators out there who inspire me each week.
Thai Sweet Chilli Bowl
I love buddha bowls and salad bowls. If you look them up for inspiration, they are sometimes also called nourish bowls. Basically, it`s a chance to pack your plate with a tonne of veggies, a type of protein and starch (rice/quinoa etc) and a delicious sauce. I never buy bottled sources, I always make my own. Jut a few staple ingredients in your fridge can make you some lovely sauces. Always have ginger to hand, garlic, some lemons in your fruit bowl, apple cider vinegar and some soy (gluten free) or Tamari and you can`t go wrong.
Blackened Salmon and Wedges
I quite often add homemade potato wedges to meals as they are so easy to make. Just chop your potato (skin on) in half then slice wedges from it. Put in an oven tray and sprinkle with olive oil and a tiny bit of sea salt or Himalayan salt. You can add a little smoked paprika or rosemary or garlic for extra flavour. Pop them in the oven for around 40 minutes, turning half way.
I`ll be doing this salmon dish with wedges and a heap of salad. I`ve ordered some red cabbage to shred, which is nice mixed with shredded carrot and spring onions.
Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup
You know when you cook a dish and everyone goes silent because they are enjoying it so much? Last time I cooked this, that happened and I promised I would do it again soon. I love Thai food, it is wholesome and nourishing yet full of flavour.
Asian Chilli Garlic Prawns
I try to get salmon and prawns in our menu at least once a week. The salmon is a great way of getting omega 3 oils in and the prawns are a good source of zinc. I`ll be adding plenty of chopped, sauted peppers and spinach to this dish and extra onions. I like to top these kind of dishes with sliced radishes and spring onions. We will be having this with brown rice.
We`ll be having the usual Sunday roast dinner with an organic chicken at the weekend. There will be enough left over chicken to use for my partners lunch box for a couple of days and for us to snack on also ( we are only a small family of 3) .
Well, have a good week, let me know if you try any of the recipes I`ve highlighted.