I was looking for a dinner recipe to cook for Valentine’s day. That was the one for me. I would highly recommend for a date night 🙂 Quick to cook, comfort food, perfect with red wine and healthy with the addition of the veggies. Choose good quality lean sausages and fresh gnocchi for the best result.
Weekday Hassle Free Dinners
I love cooking this recipe in spring and summer, when zucchinis are in abundance. It is so satisfying to turn a few simple, inexpensive ingredients into a healthy dinner. Serve with your favourite side salad.
I love eating vegetarian pastas – it leaves you feeling satisfied and not that guilty about the amount of calories consumed 🙂 Not too mention that the cooking time of just 20 minutes is a big bonus too! The leftovers for lunch the next – one more tick!
Two main ingredients – sweet potatoes and turkey steaks. I have topped up the sweet potatoes with sweet chilli sauce ( I added too much 🙂 ) and grated ginger and added lemon zest and lemon juice to the turkey steaks. Little touches turned into a great flavour! Serve with the salad of your choice ( I love the Greek version with the splash of soft feta cheese).
Veggie intake tick. If you manage to stick to just one pita, it is a pretty healthy quick dinner option:)I like using the chicken souvlaki strips from Coles, saves time and tastes great. You will have some leftover pitas, you can refrigerate them and use as a pizza base later on.
I don’t remember being so excited about having eggs for dinner. I could not wait to dip my bread into the saucy goodness. I have used turkey meatballs for a leaner version, you can substitute for beef or lamb meatballs. If you have got some time on your hands, make your own meatballs.
The ingredients are very simple – your usual antipasto culprits , white fish and a can of cannellini beans! A perfect after work out dinner to keep you calories in check.
The paella doesn’t have to be overly complicated. This simple recipe only includes chicken. Of course, you are welcome to add chorizo to make it more traditional. And of course a jug of Sangria to go with your Paella 🙂
This dish is a perfect compliment to a a movie night in. Place all the elements on a large chopping board and dig in. No fork required. If you are not kale fan, maybe the kale in chips form will win you over 🙂
This salad is amazingly satisfying. Lucky it is on the spicy side, so I can’t go too crazy with my portion size. I use a 700 grams packet of gnocchi for the recipe, but probably for majority of people 500 grams packet will be enough for 2 people 🙂 I have cooked this dish with either chorizo or chorizo salami. My preference is chorizo salami as the slices are thinner.