Sooo, its January. Who’s made New Years resolutions to get fit, eat healthily, new year new you…blah blah blah?
On New Years Eve I was asked what my resolutions were…at about 3am. I was not thinking about giving things up at that point. And anyway, why should it all be about giving things up? Why can’t our resolutions be about doing MORE of the things you love? More dancing, more parties, more friends, more family, more roast dinners with all of the above?
I spend all year thinking about how I really ought to go to the gym today. What I want to spend January thinking (because, admit it, no-ones resolutions last until February anyway) is: how can I cook more food that I love and write about it all without seriously neglecting my job, OH, gym bunnying, sailing, diving, etc. (but, also, secretly adhere to my need to detox after a seriously heavy Christmas break).
Since you may also be in a planning place right now, here’s fifty dinners to make the next fifty days a bit different for you and your family, OH or housemate. There is a mix of super healthy and deliciously decadent so mix it up and stop freaking out about your waistline and start thinking about being more YOU this year.
Fillet steak with sweet potato wedges
Stuffed and roasted lamb breast
Lamb shanks with minty, crushed potatoes
Squash and fennel lasagne
Tomato and aubergine pasta (pasta alla norma)
Roasted vegetable and rocket salad with pistachio pesto
Kale and mushroom lasagne
Dhal (Lentil Curry)
Sweet potato quinoa cakes with hearty salad
Tomato and mozzarella risotto
Roasted red pepper and butter-nut squash soup
O.K so maybe there’s a couple more than 50 but they’re all sooo good I couldn’t not put them in! Those without links right now will be linked up to recipes in the next couple of weeks, and a few take you to some of the great blogs I love to follow. Mix it up a little and try a few of these each week to keep your cooking exciting!