As part of my recent turning over a new leaf I promised myself more home cooked meals. Although I don't always cook 100% healthy food all the time, I think that when I cook for myself I can manage the portions better, as well as knowing everything which goes into the meal, and even if it's not super healthy it definitely feels better for me than constantly grabbing food on the go.
Here's what I have made recently, captured through my iphone:
1. Stuffed aubergine. This was adapted from this recipe from the bbc good food website using what I had in the house - in my case feta and tomato puree rather than goats cheese and actual tomatoes! It came out really nicely, but I think I could have done with something more substantial on the side as I got a bit peckish later. I'm thinking next time a side of re fried beans maybe?
2. Mediterranean chicken. This was a bit of a cheat as I used one of these packet seasoning mixes, but as all the other ingredients were fresh I think it still counts! I just chucked some chunks of chicken, plus the veggies we had in the house (sweet potato, tomatoes and pepper) into the oven proof bag provided with the seasoning and voila - amazingly good food 40 minutes later!
3. Giant Couscous Salad. This was a case of all the veg we have in the house + grains + sauce = salad. I don't think any of the ingredients were necessarily that complimentary, but the result was pretty good still! Feta and Giant Couscous added bulk too it, and Peri Peri sauce was the perfect dressing.
4. Pasta with peppers and sweet potato. Sweet potato is absolutely my favourite vegetable. Roast, boiled, mashed, I pretty much eat it with everything. In this case I was using up the ends of a passata sauce James had made as a pasta sauce, and to try and up the healthy stakes I cut down on the amount of pasta I would usually use, and added extra sweet potato instead. Again the result was pretty delicious, and filling too.
What home made meals have you been making recently? Please link me to any blog posts - I would love some inspiration for simple easy to cook meals!