When I was little ‘supper’ meant having a slice of toast and marmite and a glass of milk before bed. In the interests of having something a little more nutritious and filling for your evening meal than toasted bread, in this post supper refers to a casual and quick dinner, although I reckon we’ve all whipped open a loaf of Hovis after a long day at work more than once.
I try my best to get my five a day, have a portion of protein with every meal and have really cut down on processed food in the last couple of years. Being a fussy eater, sorry, I mean a pescatarian, I can find trying to add a new recipe to my repertoire pretty tedious and as the nation move towards cleaner eating my turmeric stocks regularly have to be replenished and sometimes I feel I can’t possibly face another avocado.
On our instant messaging group last week the RMLtd team shared a few mouth-waterers and with most of us laying low this month and trying to cut back on the Christmas stodge it seems now is as good a time as any to reveal our favourite speedy supper recipes.
- My current veggie favourite is the Honestly Healthy Tumeric Masala Curry which has shedloads of veg in it (sweet potatoes, green beans, peas and broccoli) and makes enough to have portions for lunch the next day which is always handy.
- If you favour your food with a face then iFood Real’s Asian Salmon Stir Fry is a big hit in our house with wild salmon, green beans, mushrooms and heaps of ginger. We use tamari rather than the soy sauce as that’s the way we roll.
- Laura is a bit of a whizz in the kitchen and recommends Jamie’s Taglierini with a Sweet Tomato Sauce and Shrimps. I love pasta but it unfortunately doesn’t like me so I’m going to try this next week with courgetti or maybe quinoa instead.
- If you like a bit of filo pastry then Lorna’s dish of the day is BBC Good Food’s Crispy Greek Pie with just five ingredients. The Shaw household also like to dine on Creamy Pesto Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes which has inspired me to make my own pesto.
- Over in Lottie’s absolutely gorgeous kitchen there’s a Lentils with Rosemary Roasted Squash, Ham Hock and Sunflower Seeds recipe a-cookin. Apparently there’s only 15 minutes prep for this dish.
- The other night James and I had Madeline Shaw’s Monkfish Curry with Cauliflower Rice. I’m a bit late to the cauliflower party but we’ll definitely be having it again. The nuttiness and texture of the ‘rice’ made a really tasty alternative to the usual starchy grains and reminds me I need to try more from her Get The Glow recipe book.
- I’m not saying you would, but just in case you do end up with a hangover then I can highly recommend Jamie Oliver’s Kedgeree recipe. The smoked haddock makes it super salty but the madras flavour tastes so good! It’s a bit faffy as you need several pans on the go but you get the hang of it after a couple of times.
I’m loving the Joe Wicks books as his meals are so quick and the ingredients he uses are readily available. What are you cooking for dinner tonight and what are your favourite weekday meals? Veggie ones would be really, really appreciated. Speaking of veggies what’s with the lack of washed spinach at the moment? I had to go to three supermarkets to get my smoothie fix this week!
Finally do check out our archives for slow cooking recipes as there were lots of comments when we ran a feature several years ago.