For some reason I caught a gourmand bug with this bloody cold I’ve had. So here’s what I’ve made (and eaten)…
Anchovy, chilli, and mozzarella pizza.
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference pizza base (I wasn’t so dedicated that I was going to make that from scratch… I still have a cold, right?!)
Salt packed Spanish anchovies
Taste The Difference tomato and garlic paste
Flat leaf parsley
Fresh red chillies
Chop up chillies, pit olives, soak anchovies, prepare ingredients as needed. Stack on pizza base. Bake at 200C for 8 minutes. Boom: Pizza Express, express.
Able & Cole Lazy Glazey Squash
Soy sauce/Balsamic Vinegar
Cut up the squash. Stir up soy/balsamic, oil, ginger/garlic, and chilli in a bowl. Add the squash. Mix well. Put a frying pan on high heat, once hot, add your squash mixture and reduce to medium heat. Serve as a side or as a warm salad with ricotta, almonds, and cress à la me.
Warm Winter Beetroot, Orange, Cavolo Nero & Goat Cheese Salad
2 tbls Walnut oil
Shredded Cavolo Nero kale
1 tbls Balsamic vinegar
1 tbls Honey
Boil the beetroot. While that’s occurrin’ section your orange over a bowl (to catch the juice). Mix your oil, honey, and vinegar into the juice bowl. Mix in the orange and Cavolo Nero. Chop up the cooked beetroot and crumble the cheese and walnuts on top. Serve immediately.
Pesto, Sundried Tomato & Cavolo Nero Pasta
150 grams drained Sundried tomatoes
Cavolo Nero shredded
4 TBL pesto
Cook pasta. Stir in pesto. Steam Cavolo Nero for 5 mins. Stir in Cavolo Nero and tomatoes.
Eat tapas style if you’re like me and can never make up your mind.
Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich of Godliness
Hard boiled egg (sliced)
Spread the cheese. Stack the others. Eat and expect a mess.
Wee Little Cheese Sandwich-lets.
Cut rye slice in half. Spread one side with goats and one side with ricotta. Quarter it. On the goats pieces stack some strawberries. Add a slice if pear on top of one and some roquette on the other. Drizzle both with balsamic. Stack apple slice and one sage leaf on one ricotta sandwich-let. Stack a slice of pear on the other. Drizzle pear with honey and grind some black pepper on top. Feel really classy eating these.
Gingerbread Man Sandwiches
Store bought gingerbread men
Store bought vanilla ice cream
Scoop ice cream between two gingerbread men. Eat. Eat ice cream out of carton as you go. Dip gingerbread men in ice cream like chips ‘n’ dip. Tell yourself that eating these will help you run faster and/or will soothe your sore throat due to the presence of cream, and cold stuff, and ginger. Repeat as necessary.