Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.


Week of 5th October

Burrito Bowls
Like pokè bowls burrito bowls are a make your own rice bowl with a nice fiery chipotle kick. Rice, black beans, sweetcorn peppers, guac and chips.

Mackerel Spinach & Spuds
I found this recipe in River Cottage Light & Easy P222. Ine of the benefits of living in the Netherlands is that you can buy potatoes by size so small new potatoes are available all year round.

Crispy Salmon & Jazzed-Up Rice
I like to give my girls pleanty of oily fish and so we are trying Jamie Oliver’s Crispy Salmon from his 30 Minute Meals cook book.

Tagliatelle Ragu
Comfort food at its best. There is no beating a bowl of steamy beef ragu with the luscious tangles of tagliatelle. Best thing for wet autumn evenings.

Chicken Skewers
The girls picked a second meal from Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals this week and opted for the Chicken Skewers with Satay Sauce.The Dutch love satay sauce but I find their options quite sweet so am hoping this will be more in line with what I am used to with less sweetness and more punch.

Thai Butternut Squash Soup
I have complaints from Steve about this one. Whenever I put butternut squash on the menu he wants me to make risotto but I am trying to get the girls to be more open to soups so this is to show them just how much flavour you can pack into a bowl.

I feel meal times are a daily gift to myself. When I get to just be with my family.

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