These beauties are cooked, rested and ready to carve for tonight’s family supper club at my Grandma’s. I can’t wait to host dinner for my grandparents, parents and my aunties and uncles after many years of being looked after by all of them!
After a busy weekend away, Monday evening calls for some nourishing but comforting food. This is a sausage & chickpea tomato bake with mozzarella & parmesan, served with freshly made crusty rolls and a simple green salad.
Fact: salads are not boring! 🥗 my family used to jokingly call me a rabbit because I ate so much lettuce / salad in general but I genuinely do love a good salad.
I dislike a limp, lifeless bowl of plain iceberg, cucumber and tomato as much as the next person but when you put a little effort in to making your salad bowl more than just that, it becomes something SO delicious AND nutritious (in the words of m&s) that it’s hard to find something much better.
Tonight I went for a crispy bacon, avocado, tomato salad on a bed of spinach topped with pine nuts 👌🏼
Crispy Spicy Chicken Wings – I’ve spent a bit of time practising these and feel these are about as good as they get. Firstly marinated in a little lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and spices, then pan fried skin side down on a high heat to get them nice and crisp, before covering in a sticky harissa sauce and finishing off the cooking process by roasting in the oven. Voila! Would work equally well with bone in chicken thighs or drumsticks 🍗
Dinner tonight is Baked Lemon & Basil Salmon with Harissa Roasted New Potatoes and Fried Broccoli & Peas, and a large glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Feet are now up, pyjamas and TV on!
Dinner this evening – homemade coleslaw, hummus and tzatziki with a cucumber, tomato, spring onion & herb rice salad in a chilli oil and lime dressing, accompanied by some beef koftas and ciabatta. All washed down with a glass of Malbec 👌🏼🍽🍷