Easy dinner precooked and frozen. leftovers make a easy dinner. Leftover roast vegetables from Foodworks, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, pan fried chicken, lite supreme mushroom gravy (see sauces posted this week)
I bought a pork shoulder roast and cooked the whole 1.5kg in oven with olive oil, rosemary and lemon zest for 1 1/2 hours. Then rest for 30min before slicing. This made 3 meals for hubby and I. I had 1/3 tonight with roasted parsnip, turnip and carrots which I bought as part of a soup pack (TIP: It’s cheaper for us to purchase a fresh vegetable soup pack to use for roasted vegetables instead of buying them individually as there is only 2 of us to cook for)
I also served it with apple sauce and mint sauce.
I wanted to experiment with eggplant and flavours to go with it so teamed up this little beauty for brunch.
5 Slices Eggplant
5 Slices Beetroot (buy organic raw beet and cut by me)
3 Baby Mushrooms
3 slices tomato
50g lamb steak
2 Rings Red Onion
1Tb Balsamic Vinegar
Cook lamb in non stick skillet to your liking (I didn’t even add oil to pan) then remove from pan and rest
In skillet add eggplant, beetroot, mushrooms, tomato, onion and cook until eggplant is done and others are soft
Assemble on plate with eggplant first in a flower shape then top with beetroot and mushrooms between the eggplant.
Top middle with tomato slices and then place lamb on top with onions
Drizzle the balsamic around the stack .
I came across this combination a few years back and decided to do it as I had ingredients to use up. Hubby loved it. I just did 2 chicken breast fillets into cubes, 1 pouch of sundried tomatoes with oil, 4 mushrooms sliced, and 1 handful of cheese on top. Place all ingredients after cutting into oven proof dish and bake 180*C for 25 minutes. Place 1 large beet cut into 6 and 2 purple carrots cut lengthwise into 3 then 1Tb balsamic Vinegar into 2nd dish and place in oven at same time to cook as chicken.
Leftover turkey Patties with frozen Mixed Vegetables (cooked in microwave on high for 4 minutes. ) served with Chip Potato Mash (Blend frozen chips with chicken stock in blender) heat for 2-3 minutes. Reheat patties for 2-3 minutes. Serve with Sweet Chili Sauce
Stir Fry, Salads, Slaw, Steamed, Sautéed, Roasted, skewers, Pickled, Slow cooked
Cauliflower : Steamed, Sautéed, Roasted, Make into Mash or Replace rice with Cauli rice . Nice with bacon, onions, Brussel sprouts, Stir-fry’s, Garlic, Chili -deseeded and de-skinned, Ginger, mustard seeds also go well with Cauli, Curries, Gratin, Pizza or Wrap base
Broccoli: Steamed, Roasted, Season with sea-Salt and pepper. Add beef, pancetta, chicken, turkey. Stir-fry, Oyster Sauce, Garlic, Ginger, Chili de-skinned and deseeded, Curries, Dijon, Gratin, pizza or wrap base
Mash: (Crème Fraiche or coconut milk with cooked Vegetables in blender) Can add leek, onion, shallots, Sea-salt and black pepper. Types of Mash Beetroot, Carrot, Sweet potato, Parsnip, Cauliflower
Carrot, Celery & Onions: Options include add to other vegetables, Meat, Poultry or Fish, Coconut Milk, Curry Powder, Coconut Aminos. You can also pickle or make them into salad, or crudités or skewers with meat, or for stews/slow cooking
Carrot : Steamed, Baked, Make into chips, soups, stir fries, Crudités, salad and slaws
Celery : Sautéed, Mix w Aioli or mayo or chicken or tuna in lettuce wrap, crudités, soup, stir fries, char grilled on bbq, Add bacon to celery, or walnuts and apples, salads with radish.
Onions : sautéed, fried, baked, slow cooked, stir fried, salads and slaws
Soup Base – Sauté Carrot, Celery, Onion, Then add for soup base organic bone-broth or stock , herbs, Sea-salt and Black Pepper.
Mushrooms complete with Butter, garlic, sage, thyme, mint, bacon or prosciutto, coconut aminos, ginger, spinach or kale. Make into a Strog or bolognaise sauce, or gravy, With Eggs in a Omelette or frittata
Wombok/Asian Cabbage – Asian Slaw or Chow Mein (*No noodles), Chicken or Beef Thai salad
Red/Green Cabbage : make into Slaws, Sautéed w onion, garlic and organic butter, Gluten Free oyster, Garlic, Ginger, Chili deseeded and de-skinned, Egg, Green Shallots, Salads or as a replacement for noodles in broths
I needed yo use up freezer items eg straight cut chips so decided yo add to blender with organic chicken stock an d ut mskes silky smooth mash. Just thrn need to cook on night of adding to meal.