Domestic Goddess my arse!

These are the recipes I'm good at... quick, simple, out of the store-cupboard and onto the plate fare. I never spend more than 30 minutes faffing in the kitchen. So there.

This will be my recipe & homemadey remedy diary.

If you have those 'OMG! It's lunchtime and all I've got is a parsnip and a packet of boil in the bag rice.' moments, then you're a kindred spirit and you know that bad planning is often the mother of great food. So welcome to fast slurpy soups and 'really?' salads made from what's left in the fridge.

Never, ever believe there isn't something wonderful to make from the last 3 ingredients in your kitchen. Unless those ingredients really are fairy liquid, eggshells and dead flies.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Spiralised Sweet Potatoe & Cavolo Nero

I'm a recent convert to Cavolo Nero - as a child I hated my greens, so the gnarly, dark green-ness of this leaf caused me some trepidation. However, in the spirit of experimentation and because a bag of leaves were on spesh at the supermarket - I've been eating more of it. 

Tonight I have a headache and I need good, comfort food - pronto tonto! 

So I flung together a super quick one pot dish with spiralised sweet potatoe and starring the lovely greens. It was delicious. So I'm sharing it with you.

I added some left over salmon - but you can keep it veggie with some feta or griddled Haloumi - so good,

Ingredients - here's what I had - you can wing it with different seeds, greens etc. 

This served one hungry' poorly chicken.

1/2 good sized sweet patootie - spiralised (if you haven't got one you could create a fine julienne or use a potatoe peeler and peel the whole thing - you can chop your shavings in half length ways if you have the time... But I say get a spiraliser - they ROCK)!

Big handful of Cavolo Nero chopped
6 cured black olives halved
Small handful of cashews toasted
Handful pumpkin seeds toasted

Pesto & Greek yoghurt mixed (I mix 1 tspn pesto to 3 tspns Greek yoghurt) 

Smoked salmon slices
Coconut oil

I did it like a dude.

Melt a chunky spoon ful of coconut oil in a big, high sided pan. 
Add the sweet potatoe and cook gently in the meantime toast our nuts and seeds - keep an eye on them.

If the sweet potatoe sticks a little - just add some water from the kettle - just a smidge. You can do this more than once. 

After five mins add the greens and the olives and cook with the lid on until the greens are tender. 

About another five mins - this really depends on how you like your veggies cooked. I wanted my potatoe soft and my greens well cooked. 

Turn out your potatoe and greens mixture into a big plate and stir in the pesto and yoghurt mixture. 

Add the toasted nuts and seeds

Top with salmon.

Ay Voylar - thass frensh! 

You could add a hit of chilli or a squirt of lemon to lift this dish up to spectacleere - but I wasn't messing and sometimes too many ingredients can spoil your tea - so I took no chances. 

I didn't take a pic - but it looks like autumn on a plate.