Sunday - Mexico - Slow Cooker Chipotle Short Ribs with kale salad, guacamole and spicy rice. The recipe includes instructions for a cabbage slaw - skip it. The recipe also says boneless short ribs, which is silly, more expensive and hard to find. Use bone-in, and by the time you're done cooking, the meat falls off the bone anyway. Served with a light salad and guacamole, this is a wonderfully fragrant and delicious meal. The smokey peppers will intoxicate you while it's cooking.
Monday - India - Sweet and Sour Dahl with Roasted Butternut Squash, Basmati and coconut yogurt. This is another from the great cookbook with the irritating title. This is a tamarind recipe, and I find that is a flavour that you either love or hate. We love it. The original recipe calls for roasted eggplant, but, eggplant isn't really my bag unless stewed.
Tuesday - Jamaica - Chicken Curry. From the book above, this one doesn't quite work for me 'skinny'. I love the allspice flavour, but broth instead of coconut milk is not inspiring. I went full fat, not 'light', and it was delicious.
Wednesday - Italy - Sicilian Fish Stew. Bright and spicy, this one, from that same book, is naturally skinny. Plus, any recipe that has a healthy splash of wine is alright in my book.
Thursday - Multinational - otherwise known as leftovers.
Friday - German escapism to Ireland - otherwise known as, heading to the pub to get away from the wieners because lord knows, we all need to get out of the house sometimes!
|Seems like a distant memory!|