Day 6 main event

I prepared the sauce earlier using olive oil to sautee a finely chopped red onion, two cloves of garlic, broccoli and carrot (all from my fridge/dry store), before adding tomato purée, a tablespoon of pesto and the remains of the Dolmio sauce. This is simmered with chopped olives and water for 20 minutes before adding soft cheese with herb and garlic. I then semi blitzed with hand blender.

 
   
  
The filled pasta (spinach and ricotta tortellini) I cooked in a wok in boiling water for 2 minutes before draining and adding to the heated sauce. The pitta bread I toasted in the toaster and spread fresh garlic butter before serving. The chopped/grated salad of leek,radish,carrot,celery,cheese  and cucumber was served beside the pasta.

   
   
Tasting time proved decisive as all four of our plates were scraped clean!!

This was a superb way to:

  • Get kids and us to eat a wide variety of veggie food
  • Reuse leftovers in lots of different ways
  • Come up with different recipes and ideas
  • Plan our weekly menu
  • Plan our shopping
  • Have fun with food!!!

Thank you for the opportunity and you can all do it. Ps from tomorrow we can eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs. Did we miss it, no, but kids did!!!

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Daal chaval

Daal TurkaBoil lentils with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and teaspoon salt

Whilst this is boiling fry a finely diced onion in tablespoon of ghee, with 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic and 1/2 inch ginger 

Once browned add two teaspoons of Garam masala and stir till you get a thick paste

Then add this to the lentils and simmer. You can add coriander, chilly and tomatoes at this stage.
For the rice or chaval

Boil white Basmati rice or brown rice and add finely chopped veg
Serve,enjoy!!

Day 6

Tweeted a picture of my fridge and one of what I’m going to cook. I’m going to make filled pasta in a creamy sauce with garlic pittas. I’m using a packet of spinach and ricotta tortellini as my kids just love this. For the sauce I’m using olive oil to sautee a finely chopped red onion, two cloves of garlic, broccoli and carrot (all from my fridge/dry store), before adding tomato purée, a tablespoon of pesto and the remains of the Dolmio sauce. This is simmered with chopped olives and water for 20 minutes before adding soft cheese with herb and garlic. I then semi blitzed with hand blender. Will cook pasta and bread before serving this evening.