QUICK FIX WEEKNIGHTS MEALS – HEALTHY OPTIONS
Many of us lead a very busy lifestyle, but that’s no reason why we have to compromise the way we eat and feed our families. I too lead a hectic life running my own business, and yes I will be honest as rewarding as it is, it’s hard work and tiring. Sometimes I come home and feel if only I could be presented with a delicious plate of food to eat that excludes the preparation and tidy up would be great.
But something comes in the way and that is my love for home cooked food and my love of cooking. I like minimalistic and uncomplicated food especially during the week, because of time restraints – but one important thing it has to be tasty and comforting.
I like to prepare quick, easy and tasty meals that are just the ticket for days when I have not much time to cook. I love experimenting on new recipes and that’s my way to develop new recipes because I get to mix my fresh, freezer and cupboard ingredients together with the bonus of not wasting any of my fridge stocks as well.
Therefore I feel it’s time for me to share with you some of my quick-fix weekdays meals that could help you fix your dinners into your lifestyle and family life. In doing you won’t have to sacrifice great taste for time.
In addition, if cleverly organised you may even get a lunch out for the following day. I will also include some time-saving suggestions and preparation you can do ahead of time to make your meals as stress free and convenient as possible.
Hope you enjoy trying them out, as I aim to share some healthy, easy meals that you would love to feed you families – without compromising on time, taste, money saving and most importantly on health…
I find this a very satisfying dish, great side accompaniment to several other dishes. I love the vibrant colours of this dish, so inviting and attractively pleasant to the eyes. It’s a very quick meal to prepare that is full of vitamins and iron – makes a great vegetarian Vegan dish. Ingredients Serves 2-4 200g … Continue reading Curly Kale, Chickpeas & Sweet Peppers
Wish all celebrating a Happy & Blessed Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration. As this is the time when Hindu all over the world celebrate with great devotion Lord Ganesha. Ganapati whose blessings invoke to remove all obstacles, brings wisdom and good fortune. The deity who brings people of all religion, caste and creed together. In reverence of … Continue reading Cumin Potatoes (Jeera Potatoes)
Even you are Vegetarian or not, you will love these Veggie Burgers they are packed in flavour, low in calories, healthy and makes a tasty meat free meal. As we all know most kids like burgers now it’s time to get them involved in doing their own. The advantage of this one is that it … Continue reading Vegetable Burgers with Hallumi Cheese
Chayotte, also known as “Chow Chow”, is this lovely pear shaped light green vegetable of gourd family. It is one of the well-recognised vegetables in Mauritius, mid-American regions and in some southern US states like California, Louisiana and Florida. Chow-chow is a perennial vine that climbs by clinging and it needs a well-drained moist soil and long, … Continue reading Spicy Chayote “ChowChow” Stew
How about this for a speedy flash pasta dinner. This creamy mushroom sauce is perfect and delicious on toast or pasta. Here I have added to spaghetti with a sirrachi “chilli sauce” for an added bit of heat and buzz finished off with a drizzle of truffle oil. It’s so good, so simple and smells awesome. For … Continue reading Creamy Mushroom & Spaghetti with Meat
Taro or as we call it in Mauritius “Arouille” is a root vegetable like potatoes and very much a staple food in Africa, South Indian, Chinese cuisine – and like many of our dishes in Mauritius we inherited this delicious vegetable from our ancestral family from Africa & Asia. Taro is consumed a lot in … Continue reading “Arouille” Daube – Taro stew Mauritian style
Fish soup is much easier and quicker than it appears. With very few simple ingredients this fish soup is a very healthy option and low in fat and an abundance of fresh taste. The addition of fresh watercress is very much a Mauritian style of making fish soup. Back in Mauritius watercress is usually substituted … Continue reading Fish Soup with Watercress– “Bouillon Poisson”
Chilli Con Carne is a classic hot and spicy dish full of flavour that combines both your carbohydrates and protein in one dish. With the addition of a few spices and here a little touch of curry powder this dish is transformed into a super flavoursome dish. I tend to add other vegetables such as … Continue reading Curried Chilli Con-Carne
I find dishes like this very satisfying; it makes a great side accompaniment to many other dishes. I love the vibrant colours of this dish, so inviting and attractively pleasant to the eyes. It’s a very quick meal to prepare that is full of vitamins and iron – makes a great vegetarian Vegan dish. Kale … Continue reading Cavolo Nero – Black Kale with Cheeky Seasonings
This week we have gone all eggy….. and quite rightly so, it is the kind of ingredients that fits in almost every cooking – so versatile. The ultimate convenience food, great powerhouse of nutrition, packed with protein and minerals. Having a little stock of eggs in the kitchen is undoubtedly great, you can have a … Continue reading Omelette Curry
An Omelette is such a simple dish and easy to make…when you think an egg is such a readily available ingredient that can be adapted to create so many dishes. Rich in many nutrients eggs combined with a few other ingredients can be made into an even more wholesome dish. The ultimate convenience food, great … Continue reading Spiced Cheese Omelette with Mushroom, Sweet Peppers & Herbs
This is a dish that quite honestly does not need a recipe….does that make sense? I am trying to say that this is such an easy dish that just needs very little cooking skills. Using one of the most favoured ingredients in the house to create a mouth-watering start of the day meal – breakfast … Continue reading Scrambled Egg with Smoked Salmon
Midweek dinner can be so much fun for me as I get to grab whatever I have in my cupboard & fridge and almost end up with a very easy yet comforting meal. This may sound unreal but believe it’s great to be able to use the most basic and minimal cooking skills that satisfy … Continue reading Monkfish “Rougaille” with Chilli & Herbs