The number of totally new recipes I have cooked in the last year and a half. The only thing I have to say is, thank god for Evernote (where I keep track of most of my cooking)! As I am not a natural cook, saving the recipes I’ve tried and the occasional photo of the final product gives me a sense of accomplishment, and looking back, as I did today to count the number of new recipes, puts a smile on my face.
The number of recipes that often make the menu rotation and have become favorites.
Of the 52, six I can make without looking at the recipe anymore! Yay for me!
So, without further ado, here are those six delicious, healthy and easy to make dishes:
Chickpea Dahl, kachumber salad and wholewheat rice – This is such a yummy dish that we have been eating almost weekly for the past year and a half. I got this recipe from Gabe Evans who is a great chef and teacher and also a close friend. He has also written a book called Foodintuition with an array of information on how to “shop, cook, eat and live the natural way.” Here’s the recipe.
Chicken enchiladas – Nothing to do with what you get in the restaurants. This is a recipe I got from my Mexican friend Isabel. This is a recipe she learned from her mother and her mother learned from her mother, so this is the real deal. For some reason WordPress won’t let me upload the photo.
Meatballs in tomato and spinach sauce – Again, another great recipe from my friend Gabe. I love it as you can vary it so easily. Sometimes the sauce includes feta and kalamata olives, sometimes a bunch of chilli flakes to make it spicy, or sometimes just the spinach as an add-on. Here’s the recipe.
Thai green curried fish parcels – Another of Gabe’s recipes. Delicious and so easy as you can put tons of vegetable to steam together with the fish inside the foil parcel. It goes without saying that the green Thai curry sauce makes this a superb dish for cold winter evenings. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a photo of this dish, so I will take one next time I do it. Here’s the recipe.
Mini-pumpkins stuffed with minced beef and rice – This is a recipe I adapted from one in here. The sweetness of the pumpkins goes very well with the minced beef and ginger. Sometimes instead of mini-pumpkins I use big red and yellow bell peppers. Either way, the end product looks really nice and tastes delicious.
Chicken and spinach flautas – The perfect recipe to do with leftover rotisserie chicken. I love it as I can hide lots of spinach in them for my son to it without too much fuss. You can personalize it with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, salsa verde… well, you name it. Here’s the recipe.
The number of hours before midnight and tomorrow is a work day. Good night!