Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer meal ideas

Stuff seems to go off so much quicker in summer.  I've defrosted the fridge, which should help but also in an effort to throw less food away, this week we've got a menu planned and have bought less food....so hopefully that means less waste.

I've been perusing the BBCs food website for GF + dairy free meal ideas. you can narrow your recipe search by dietry requirement, chef or dish which is great. http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/

This week's menu:

  • Chicken Caesar salad (with bacon and avocado - make a garlic sauce by watering down some mayo and add garlic and herbs.
  • Smoked haddock Chowder (chicken/fish stock, sweetcorn, herbs, potatoes)
  • Sticky Chicken thighs/drumsticks
  • Pea soup with GF beer/cider bread
  • Bacon wrapped white fish with salad and new potatoes
  • Stuffed peppers (with quinoa or rice + veg)
  • Gingery pork stir fry
  • Potato wedges
Baked Apples

I've also gone a bit retro with puddings this week and did baked apples with sultanas, marg and brown sugar. Yum!  Just core the apples (any variety is fine) and stuff with marg, sultanas, a sprinkling of soft brown sugar and bake until soft. score a ring around the middle of the skin to stop it splitting.  And don't forget to scrape up the juicy stuff that comes out when cooking - it may look a bit jelly-fied because of the pectin, but it tastes delicious.  If you use small apples, they'd be good served with dairy-free ice-cream (try Swedish glace - sold in most supermarkets http://www.swedishglace.com/).