Tonight's dinner was a good one - I actually put a little time into preparing it rather than grabbing the easiest/quickest thing in the cupboard. I feel so much better when I'm eating food I've actually put effort into and looked forward to.
I first pressed a block of tofu and then marinated it in this garlic chilli sauce I picked up in Lidl...
and then grilled it for 6 minutes on each side (in the style of Mama Pea).
Meanwhile I had some sweet potato chips roasting in the oven at 200C for 40 minutes, and I stir-fried some pak choi in the final few minutes of cooking time.
Between the oven, hob and grill being on and all the turning of tofu, chips etc I worked up quite a sweat from all the steam! The results made it all worthwhile though!
This was the first time we'd had pak choi this year and it was delicious (daughter even went as far as to say "I love pak choi!") - I hate it when it's overcooked so literally only cook it for 2-3 minutes and serve as soon as it's done. The sweet potato chips were great - just cooked simply in coconut oil. And the tofu was one of my best attempts at plain tofu cooking so far.
The only slight thing I'd change is how I cooked the tofu - the second side that I cooked was great as it was nice and crispy - once I'd taken the sweet potatoes out I turned the temperature up for the last couple of minutes (my oven and grill temps are linked) but the first side was still a bit spongy - next time I would finish both sides off at the higher temp - then the whole meal would've been perfect!
Any perfect meal should be finished off with dessert right? The others had ice cream, but I whizzed up a healthier pud in my blender...
Peach Yoghurt Mess
- 1 pot (170g) Total Greek yoghurt
- 2 ripe peaches (that needed eating!)
- 20g raw honey
- 15g Justin's maple almond butter
This was so tasty! I normally make richer blended puds (cocoa powder, avocado, dates etc as the base) but this was lovely and summery because of the peaches, with occasional bites of nut butter in it, mmm! I now feel happy and content without feeling too full...fingers crossed it lasts all evening!
What have your favourite meals been this week? Any recommendations? I'm looking to try out some new recipes as I've been getting a bit bored of cooking the same meals on rotation all the time - don't want to get stuck in a rut! Luckily there are so many great blogs with lots of recipes I want to try, but sometimes I just want someone to tell me what to cook!!