I love meals that I can cook in the oven. It’s so easy to just chop up some veg, add a few other ingredients, put it in the oven and I can get other stuff done while it’s cooking! This casserole has a few of our favourite vegetables, as well as potatoes and chickpeas so it’s a whole meal in one dish, so less washing-up to do too.
I haven’t been blogging much lately. I’ve just been really, really busy looking after the kids and not made time for it. But I made this curry today and it was so nice that I have to write down the recipe before I forget! I mostly just made it up as I went along, but I will definitely be making it again. And hopefully will be blogging again more regularly soon!
I just made this soup today, and it was so nice that we ate it all straight away! So I thought I’d share the recipe. I hadn’t made soup in a while, but it’s getting colder here now, so felt like a good day for it. The spices and coconut milk make it really nice and comforting and warming for autumn time, and the chickpea croutons make it more filling and nourishing.
I felt like sun-dried tomato pesto pasta today and I want the kids to eat more greens, so I made this sun-dried tomato and kale pesto. I added some chickpeas to make it even more nutritious and filling and because chickpeas go great with so many things. I don’t know about other kids, but my kids will eat anything if it’s on pasta! But you could also serve this pesto mixed with grains, baby potatoes, beans or lentils.
After making my Carrot Hot Dogs I had the idea to use roasted carrot in these wrap roll-ups things. My kids love wraps, but I find they’re much easier for them to eat if they’re rolled up and sliced into little bite-size pieces like this. They love it! I thought the carrots would go really well with houmous, and make these a very nutritious snack. They also would work well for lunch boxes or kids’ party food!
Hot dogs are something that my son has asked for because he sees them on TV (and he didn’t know what they were made of). Of course we have to make them vegan, and we don’t eat a lot of faux meats, so carrot hot dogs are perfect! They taste really nice, they’re healthy, they’re really simple to make, and they get the kids to eat vegetables! I added mashed avocado to make it even more nutritious and because it’s yummy, but you can add more traditional toppings or whatever you like. It is actually surprisingly like eating a hot dog!
Last week I posted three houmous recipes that I made that week and said I would post more that I was making this week. I often like to make a big batch of houmous to last us for a few days. So here are three more recipes, roasted carrot houmous, lemon and coriander houmous, and sun-dried tomato houmous.