Do you have the Timehop app? I love it, I check it every morning and am always blown away and think "that was a year ago?!" I ususally get a good laugh seeing facebook statuses from 8 years ago, there are some major cringe moments. Anyway, I noticed a trend with me getting into new recipes with the new year and getting excited about cooking. Well it struck again with this new year and I've found some great recipes, so here are 8 of my favourites that I cook on the regular!
- 30 Minute Masala Sauce - This is incredible. It's basically throwing an onion, garlic and a ton of spices into a food processor. I made a variety of curries out of this Masala Sauce and they were SO good. Dan made me promise to always have this on hand. It was so tasty mixed with a can of coconut milk and a ton of veggies.
- Sweet Potato Falafel - These are SO good. I fried them up in coconut oil and they were delicious, and a big hit with Hazel which always feels like a win.
- I've made This Salad too many times to count over the last few weeks, I love it.
- Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce - I have this one memorised I've made it so much. It's a great last minute meal that is really quick to whip up. The cashews blend better if they're soaked, but if you have a good blender, just soak them in hot water for 30 minutes and they're good to go! (I can't find the recipe anywhere, so I attached the photo I had saved, if you know the source let me know in the comments.)
- I looove making these pancakes on Saturday mornings. Hazel eats them up like no other food. They're so good! Dan has been having some stomach issues and he's cut out gluten and it's made a huge difference, so these are a great pancake substitute if you're in that boat as well!
- Life Affirming Nacho Dip - Can't go wrong with this. I made it this week with cheese and nachos, I can't be the only one who throws cheese or chicken on top of vegan dishes 😂.
- Roast Chicken - I forgot how good a roast chicken is, and how easy it is. If you haven't done this before, I know it can seem intimidating, but throw a ton of veggies in there and your whole dinner is in the oven (for a few days too!) having a bunch of chicken is great for meals the rest of the week, and I usually make a big batch of chicken stock, or bone broth with the bones - great recipe here.
- I think I've shared about this Egg Noodle Pasta found on Bleubird's blog before. I'm sharing it again because it's my faaavorite pasta dish to make! And so easy. Her recipe is pretty simple, but it's amaaazing if you first fry up garlic, onion, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms a bit of chicken, and lots of basil! Cook the egg noodles and throw everything on top with lots of pecorino cheese and some extra olive oil. Deeeelish.