So muggy at the moment! Went round my sister’s house, and sprawled out in deckchairs in the back-garden without fear of burning; so waaarrrmmm, but no direct sunlight. Then we watched England v Russia in Euro 2016 (it pains me to say it, as a long time cynic, but we might *actually* have a side worth cheering on for a change). And, in the spirit of Europe, I knocked up this tasty little paella…..
Okay, I admit that this isn’t the prettiest dish you’ll ever throw into a bowl, but, it’s as comforting and warming as a bowl of porridge with treacle (treacle!), only with the vitamins and iron of carrot & spinach, and the protein of that faithful old standby, red lentils. The left overs are even better the next day, chucked in a dish to reheat in the oven, with an egg cracked over them halfway through to bake:
Original from here:
Nice simple one here, for Thems Wot Has Busy Days (job interview on Thursday, wish me luck!).
…..it was the Easter bank holiday last weekend, 4 days off in total for us Brits. So of course, in accordance with local bylaws governing long holiday weekends in the UK, it rained, hailed and blew a storm……
So this colourful, tasty Greek dish was a much needed splash of warmth and colour. Plus it did for around 4 meals so lovely and frugal and filling, as well as summoning up the blue-hued spirit of the Mediterranean. What more could you want from a recipe (apart from a hunky Greek waiter to serve it, of course)?
Original from here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/stuffed_vegetables_56352.
Somewhat off-colour, and after a day of half-hearted half-snacks, remembered I had a recipe for this creamy, vegetable-heavy dish. On the table in half an hour, for all your Victorian nursery comfort food needs…….
The original suggests precooking the vegetables, but I found them fine with just the stir fry and baking. Depends on how firm or squashy yer like yer veggies!