Weekly Eats 15th April 2017

It’s been a full and interesting week of eating I can tell you.  But it nearly always is with me.

In my new ‘Weekly Eats’ blog posts I’m going to give a quick overview of recipes and foods Jamie and I have enjoyed trying during the week.

I’ll dive right in:

Sunday evening

Nigel Slater: lentil and spinach pie from My Kitchen Diaries II

A delicious and comforting sunday evening meal and very simple to make.  I especially loved the spinach being mixed in with the mashed potato topping.

weekly eats Nigel Slater lentil and spinach pie
Nigel Slater lentil and spinach pie

Monday Afternoon

Gluten free white chocolate and raspberry brownie from Simone’s Bakery at the Arndale Centre.  I was getting my eyes tested at Specs Savers nearby so it seemed too good an opportunity to treat myself to a ‘healthy’ cake from Simone’s.  I used the phrase ‘healthy’ lightly as I think most of the cakes despite being vegan/gluten or dairy free tend to be packed with sugar and fat in some form.  They are always very tasty though.

weekly eats Gluten free white chocolate and raspberry brownie from Simone's Bakery
Gluten free white chocolate and raspberry brownie from Simone’s Bakery

Monday Evening

Albondigas and courgettes with tomato-Serrano sauce from Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci.  All of Ali’s recipes are superbly flavourful and as per usual these meatballs packed a punch.  Ali has Italian parents and you can taste the Italian influence in all her food.  I just can’t eat too many Inspiralized meals or I get hungry – I can only do so many carb free meals.  But once a week is perfect.

weekly eats Albonditas and courgetted with tomato-Serrano sauce from Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci
Albondigas and courgettes with tomato-Serrano sauce from Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci

Tuesday Evening

Spaghetti with piquant brocilli from Hope Cohen’s Fast Fresh + Simple.  Super quick, super tasty!

weekly eats Spaghetti with piquant brocilli
Spaghetti with piquant brocilli

Tuesday’s Cakey Treats

Carrot, coconut and banana cupcakes from The Green Kitchen. I’m trying to get back into my healthy baking so these were ideal. These cakes only contained a tiny bit of sugar in the form of maple syrup and honey as most of the sweetness came from the bananas and carrots.  And the cream cheese icing really topped it off. Lovely.

weekly eats carrot, coconut and banana cupcakes
Carrot, coconut and banana cupcakes

Wednesday Night

Beef, lancashire blue & red onion sourdough pizza at Tariff and Dale in the Northern Quarter. I met up with some mates to go to fabulous Rudy’s for pizza – but it’s so popular there was an hour and a half wait for a table and we were too hungry to hang around that long.  Luckily Tariff and Dale provided us with very excellent pizzas instead!

weekly eats Beef, lancashire blue & red onion sourdough pizza
Beef, lancashire blue & red onion sourdough pizza

Thursday Evening

Spaghetti with spinach and feta from Hope Cohen’s Fresh, Fast + Simple.  Just like Hope’s other recipe, ridiculously quick and easy and utterly mouthwatering.

weekly eats Spaghetti with spinach and feta
Spaghetti with spinach and feta

Good Friday

Spiced and fried haddock with broccoli puree from Simply Nigella (served with sweet potato wedges) and for pudding death by chocolate pistachio dark chocolate torte with berry coulis from Alessandra Peters’ The Foodie Teen.  Jamie’s parents came over for lunch and were really wowed by this lunch.  It was pretty yummy.  The torte was truffly and gorgeous.  I’m excited about the leftovers in our fridge!

weekly eats Spiced and fried haddock with broccoli puree
Spiced and fried haddock with broccoli puree
weekly eats death by chocolate pistachio dark chocolate torte with berry coulis
Death by chocolate pistachio dark chocolate torte with berry coulis

For more ‘Weekly Eats’, I’ll be back next week!

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