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.
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.
I’ve been trying to use less oil in my cooking lately, and it’s going really well. I’m feeling great and feel like we’re eating better in general. Something I make every week is a big bowl of homemade houmous, usually with lots of olive oil. So I came up with an oil-free version, that still has plenty of fat from the tahini (sesame seed paste). We still need healthy fats in our diets, and by adding a bit more tahini instead of oil, it can be more nutritious, and still taste really nice. This also provides plenty of protein and iron, and the kids love it!