Hello my fellow bookworms and foodies, sadly March has turned out to be an equally cold month to the previous two, so warming, comfort food has still been called for! With that in mind I gave these new recipes a go:
White Bean and Tuna Fishcakes
The Hairy Dieters (4) Fast Food by Si King & Dave Myers
Fuller Faster – Page 93
Loving fishcakes I just had to try this tasty take on the classic tuna and white bean combo. Although my mixture was a little too wet these were simple to make, conveniently with tinned tuna and beans, and turned out well. Due to the cold weather, I served them with potatoes, greens and parsley sauce, but I could see these being great with salad in summer too. Good recipe.
Curried Cauliflower Coconut Soup
Plant Based Cookbook by Trish Sebben-Krupka
Soups and Stews – Page 85
A creamy cauliflower and coconut soup accented with warm spices, which with its bright flavours was perfect to cook up after a long, cold day. My dad and I indulged in two bowls and still had plenty to freeze for future warming work lunches. I will definitely be making this again. Great recipe.
One-Pan Lamb Roast With Gravy
The Hairy Dieters (2) Eat For Life by Si King & Dave Myers
Family Favourites – Page 68
One Sunday for my dad, granddad and myself, I rustled up this easy one-tray roast dinner, which consists of lamb cutlets topped with mint sauce and cooked nestled within a tray of roughly chopped new potatoes, root vegetables, courgettes and onions. I popped it in the oven and about 45 minutes later I had a delicious, healthy family roast. I will definitely be making this again. Great recipe.
Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver
Pasta & Risotto – Page 170
As we love a Bolognese in my family, I thought I would try this vegetarian alternative that switches minced meat for copper-rich and fibre-tastic green lentils. Although I don’t think this will be replacing my favourite rich meaty Bolognese, it was tasty and surprisingly still rich. It will be perfect to make when my vegetarian best friend comes round. Good recipe.
That is four new recipes tried over the month. I also remade The Hairy Dieter’s comforting A Big Soup (Book 2); All-In-One Spicy Pork and Rice (Book 2) and Rich Beef and Ale Casserole (Book 1); fab fakeway Very Easy Thai Chicken and Coconut Curry (Book 1); and new favourite Jamie Oliver’s Super Leek and Potato Soup. All in all I think a very impressive month of cooking.
Do you fancy any of these recipes?
What cookbooks are you reading? Have you tried any new recipes?