As we struggle to stay warm during the coldest part of the year, this dish is a welcome addition to your meal plan. I was inspired to make a Thai curry after seeing the coriander in The Organic Place bag this week and I’m so glad we did. With one pot for the curry and the rice done in the rice cooker, not only was it a delicious and hearty meal at the end of a frosty day, there also wasn’t too much to clean up once it was all demolished.
We are now well and truly into winter which makes me crave comfort food. There’s nothing like a warming dinner at the end of a frosty day. This recipe is my mum’s beef stew, (she is known as Oma to my kids). There are too many variations to include but this is probably my favourite, and the most palatable to my children.
You can cook this in an hour or two on the stovetop but the best way is to chuck it all in a slow cooker in the morning. Go about your business and bask in the delish smells as they take over your house. Rest in the knowledge that all you have to do in the evening is throw some rice in the rice cooker, throw some pasta into the slow cooker half an hour before you want to eat, or if you’re really feeling energetic, you could whip up some mashed potato.
I have my handful of favourite chefs and Pete Evens just happens to be one of them. No matter what stage of his food journey he is at, this man can cook! This recipe comes from “Cook with Love,” by Pete Evans. It’s the best $15 I’ve ever spent on a cookbook and the best Organic Cherry Tomato Pasta I’ve ever had. Not only is it perfect for Meat-free Monday is also perfect for those nights when your in a hurry and need a healthy dish on the table that everyone will enjoy.
On the weekends my husband loves to cook up something different in the kitchen and not long ago he stumbled across a one pot chicken recipe on Taste. It was a relatively quick, easy recipe that involved grilled vegetables from a jar and a certain pre-spiced chicken from a a major supermarket. When everyone inevitably wanted that delicious dish again, and it was my turn to make it, I was lacking the exact ingredients and winged my own whole food, butcher and market version. Okay, and I also threw some extra vegetables in because that is my prerogative as a mother. Side note: it’s still an easy and scrumptious dish that everyone will love, and it’s even better for your insides!