I love quick and easy recipes. The ones that you can whip up in about 30 minutes for a wholesome and hearty meal that leaves you feeling full up and satisfied. Food that’s full of flavour and can only be described as delicious. These are without a doubt my favourite type of meals. So today I’m sharing one of those very recipes. An absolute favourite in my house, that goes down well every single time. A basic homemade tomato sauce. I know, you can’t really get more basic than that!
I seriously love sweet potatoes; as a soft mash alternative, fried until crispy on the hob or perfectly roasted until deliciously crunchy. I don’t think I’ve ever found a variation that I haven’t completely loved! That’s why on Plant Power Day, I knew I had to celebrate with a delicious bowl of my favourite sweet potato fries.
I know that a lot of people find them boring, but I honestly love big salad bowls. There are so many different things that you can add to them, the variations really are endless! Swap out the protein, change the healthy fat around, or just add a whole heap of different veggies to the bowl. Whatever you do or however you eat them, I find them absolutely delicious. Today, I thought that I’d share one of my favourite and most eaten salad bowls. Easy to put together, delicious and super healthy. Introducing my lentil salad bowl.
Creamy lentils perfectly spiced with just a tiny hint of chilli, chunks of soft sweet potato mixed in with lightly wilted spinach. All piled on top of fluffy white rice with a warm pitta on the side. For me, you can’t get much better than that. Especially on a cold night after a long day of work. I think that my favourite thing about this meal is definitely the simplicity of it all. It’s such an easy recipe to make, and takes hardly any time at all. There’s minimal prep and the whole thing can be done in just under an hour.
Every winter for as long as I can remember my mum has been making delicious homemade soups. Full of chunky, seasonal vegetables mixed with stock and pureed down to a thick paste. It was always my favourite meal, and one that I would look forward to all day. I would fill the biggest bowl that I could right up to the top (as well as eating a few spoonful’s straight from the pot along the way), gently warm up crusty roll, slather it in butter and use it to soak up the soup and get every single bit left.
My bowl was always left clean and my tummy full. It has always been such a comforting, rich and hearty meal and is perfect during autumn and winter when the colder weather hits and the nights start to draw in. So, every year around this time, I constantly badger my mum to make me her famous soup.