Sans ground-breaking news on the running front, here's the promised recipe roundup.
If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram , you will have been lucky enough to get insta-spammed by my culinary creations over the past month or so.
Like I said before, this is the year where I aim to cook a new recipe every week and so far I've been doing one helluva job. The proof: G aka Mr Super-Demanding-Eater and who rarely says that something tastes 'good' (I've learnt that his 'not bad' translates to a normal persons 'nom, nom, nom') has approved the majority of my concoctions.
As most of the recipes I've been making have come straight from other people's blogs, I won't bore you with long lists of ingredients and descriptions, but, instead, just direct you towards some serious deliciousness.
I'm a HUGE pasta fan. Like so huge, I could have it every single day of my life. Easily. Maybe I should've been born Italian?Also, pasta is great for your pre-long-run fuel or during your taper week. You're welcome runners out there. Let me live vicariously through you.
This cherry tomato, ricotta, kale and pesto pasta dish is the biggity bomb. If you're looking for a simple, super-quick and amazingly tasty recipe, this is the one to go to. I cooked this for one of our once-a-week-veggie-nights and it got a big thumbs up. I might even try to add grilled chicken to it in future (just so we can have it more often). If you don't like kale, I bet spinach would be a tasty replacement.
A non-instaspammed pic. Just not as pretty!
Here's another veggie-winner. Oh yes, this was actually requested by G the other week despite being vegetarian. That's how good it is. These black-bean and spinach enchiladas are super-tasty (not sure how healthy they are though with all that cheese? I use low-fat cheese to make it a bit more tummy-friendly and whole-wheat tortillas). Everything is made from scratch and doesn't take very long at all. Try 'em, you'll love 'em.
On the right is the filling pre-oven
We've been trying to cut back on our red-meat consumption recently (basically, until this year, I've eaten like G. Only, he's about a million inches taller than me and weighs 1 1/2 times as much as me. Also, he's on his feet all day long while yours truly is mostly desk-bound. See the problem? Yup!). I've always loved turkey but it's not as common in the UK, unless it's Christmas. So when I found this recipe (again, pasta!!!), I had to try it.
The sauce is absolutely fabulous! You can't tell it's full of healthy veg and for all you moms out there with fussy kids, this is the way to make them eat their veg, I guarantee it (at least that's how I would force-feed my kids)!!! I used penne instead of rigatone (cuz that's what I had!) and couldn't find provolone cheese over here, so I used mozzarella. This was super delish and yet another thumbs up recipe with a fussy eater's stamp of approval.
Doesn't look half as good as it tasted!
That's it for today. But fear not, I've got tons of other tasty goodness to come.
Let me know if you've tried any of these and how you liked them.
p.s. I shall endeveaour to improve my food-pix!
What's your favorite healthy-eating dish? I'd love your recipes, links and other suggestions!!!