I’ve been trying to follow my own advice from my post about easy weeknight recipes and plenty of leftovers. First there was pizza on Saturday, with some leftover dough baked on Sunday as a (sort-of) foccacia. Then a sausage traybake on Sunday night, which reappeared as a frittata for lunch on Tuesday. Sunday also saw meatballs being mixed and made, chilled in the fridge on a baking tray and baked Monday evening for a simple dinner with rice and spring greens. And then Tuesday I made a big pot of sweet potato and chickpea curry, with some Thai flavours and coconut milk, and served with the rest of the spring greens on top.
I haven’t totted up the totals, but I suspect this was a very frugal week too. The sausages were stretched with lots of veg, and the mince beef for the meatballs stretched with lots of breadcrumbs.
- Sourdough – Justin Gellatly’s ‘Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding‘ and Pain de Campagne (pictured above) – James Morton’s ‘Brilliant Bread‘.
- Cherry yoghurt cake – The Five O’Clock Apron
- Pizza – David Tanis in the New York Times (lovely soft dough)
- Sweet potato and chickpea curry – Donna Hay magazine
- Spring greens with tahini sauce – Riverford (persuaded even a greens-sceptic)
Without a recipe:
- Grape foccacia – using the leftover pizza dough
- Meatballs from the freezer, served over rice
- Sausage traybake with potatoes, red onion, apples and broccoli – inspired by an Instagram from Five O’Clock Apron
- Chefs are really specific about how you should label things with tape
- I’m seriously considering using a couple of days of holiday for a mini writing retreat for the blog.
- An emotional post about teaching a baby to eat again, after months on a feeding tube. This covers some of the same issues as a chapter in Bee Wilson’s ‘First Bite: How We Learn to Eat‘.
- This piece is a good example of how bloggers offer much more than recipes: poppy seed soda bread and lemon curd. via @northsouthfood
- The 2016 Piglet tournament of cookbooks has been unveiled and includes a good selection of Brit authors.
- Deborah Robertson, aka @lickedspoon rather optimistically suggests that 70s food is making a comeback.