Friday, 24 July 2015

A Week Of : Dinners

As you may expect for the last in this mini-series, I'm now sharing a week's worth of dinners. I will admit that these haven't all been taken from the same week, mainly because I forgot to photograph some of my meals (I love my food and get stuck in, I make no apology for this) but this is a fair representation of a typical week.

Took dinner round to the lake with my friend Anita after we'd finished teaching and working out respectively. She added chicken to her dish instead of goat's cheese.
  • Quinoa, sweet potato, broccoli, wilted spinach, goats cheese and pumpkin seeds
Dinners don't have to be complicated. 
  • A  fried egg sandwich hit the spot after RunFit!

Delved into Hugh F-W's Light and Easy again for this lovely summery dinner.
  • Roasted carrots and plums on salad leaves with walnuts and goats cheese

Ate out at a local pub that does excellent food. I can't resist their chips (but I did share). I reckon I could have a fair stab at recreating the salad at home.
  • Three grain mixed salad with fennel, apple, celery, red onion, rocket and sultanas
  • Chips
  • Glass of Sauvignon Blanc (I'll admit to it even if not on show)
  • Orzo pasta, quorn fillet (chopped), wilted spinach, broccoli, sundried tomatoes, pesto
Lovely to have enough time to do a proper baked potato in the oven!
  • Baked sweet potato, green lentils, broccoli, goats cheese
  • Glass of Pinot Grigio
  • Easy peasy cheesy beans on toast!
So there we have it. By using variations on a theme you can easily rustle up some quick and healthy dinners from scratch. In the winter I freeze extra portions of my meals for days when I'm tight on time or feeling lazy but in the summer, a big batch of cooked veg will last me a few meals and I can serve with different things. Quick cook grains and tinned lentils are a godsend, and I always try and have a tin of beans or some eggs in the house for dinner emergencies.

Do you have a go-to dinner? Do you get to cook from scratch often?

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