Meal Plan

Butterflied Leg of Lamb + Orange Kumara Salad + Green Salad – gluten free

Lemon Fish + Fries + Green Salad – gluten free

The recipe for the lemon fish is here.

Mushroom + Lentil Burgers w/ Cashew Aioli + Salad – gluten free, vegan

The recipe for the burgers and cashew aioli is here.

Tacos w/ Coriander, Lime + Avocado Dressing – gluten free, vegan

Salmon + Roast Vegetable + Lentil Salad – gluten free

This will be something like this recipe here.

Steak w/ Bean Mash + Greenery – gluten free

The recipe for the bean mash is here.



Meal Plan

Pie Night – gluten free, vegetarian

We had a birthday dinner for my cousin last week so I wasn’t able to make this meal when I had planned, but I am going to make it tonight! There will be a beef pie and a mushroom, thyme, lentil and kale pie.

Ratatouille + Steak – gluten free

repeat from last week.

Eggplant Involtini – gluten free, vegan

Click over to this fabulous recipe that includes soft strips of eggplant wrapped around a big dollop of cashew cheese, all topped with a rich tomato, mushroom and lentil sauce.

Slow-cooked Lemon Zucchini + Chicken – gluten free

Click here for the recipe.

Carrot + Black Bean + Coriander Soup – gluten free, vegan

This recipe is from Nigel Slater’s ‘Eat’ – a brilliant “little book of fast food”. I’ll be having some homemade rye bread with this soup; I am trying out this recipe from Petite Kitchen.

Ratatouille + Steak

Recipes, Savoury

Ratatouille + Steak

This ratatouille was so good that I plan on having it next week too! It was a little disappointing that the full tray of raw vegetables shrunk to half a tray once cooked though; no leftovers.


a few tablespoons of olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

leaves of 1 sprig of thyme

1 aubergine, thinly sliced by hand or with a mandolin

1 or 2 courgettes, thinly sliced by hand or with a mandolin

2 capsicum, deseeded and thinly sliced

4-6 tomatoes, cut into quarters

salt + pepper

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a frying pan and gently fry the garlic, onion and thyme leaves until the onion is translucent. Add in the aubergine and continue cooking for 5 minutes so the aubergine becomes soft.

Add all of the ingredients into a large roasting dish, mixing it all together. Bake for one hour. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil to serve.

We had this with lentils and steak. Delicious.

1 sprig of thyme


Meal Plan

Smoked Salmon + Lentil + Asparagus Salad – gluten free

Ratatouille + Steak – gluten free

I am using Rachel Khoo’s recipe for the ratatouille, from ‘The Little Paris Kitchen’. I like the way she cuts her vegetables with a mandolin to make a ribbon ratatouille.

Quinoa Chapatis + Spinach Dal + Sweet Potato Curry – gluten free, vegetarian

All of these recipes come from a recipe book called ‘The Tastes of Ayurveda’, by Amrita Sondhi, and it is a very interesting read!

Lentil + Nut Loaf + Chutney + Salad

The recipe for the lentil and nut loaf is from Jenny Chandler’s ‘Pulse’ cookbook, another favourite at the moment.

Pie + Salad – gluten free, vegetarian

Well, one of the pies is vegetarian. I will be making a red wine, rosemary and beef pie for Dad, and a mushroom, lentil, kale and thyme pie for myself; both with a buckwheat crust.

Smoked Fish Cakes – gluten free

Again. You can find the recipe here.

Steak + Root Vegetable Almond Fries + Salad – gluten free

The fries are another recipe from Rachel Khoo’s ‘The Little Paris Kitchen’.


Meal Plan

Modified Eggplant Involtini – vegan, gluten free

Eggplants are still on special at the fruit and vege shop – that means we are having this meal again. Yay!

Eye Fillet Steak + Salad + Kumara Slices – gluten free

Chicken Breast + Slow-cooked Lemon Zucchini – gluten free

The zucchini recipe is from ‘The Petite Kitchen Cookbook’ and one I have been wanting to try as courgettes are not in season. Well I didn’t think they were but we picked some up yesterday from a farmers market, so they must be.

Smoked Salmon – gluten free

Not sure how I’ll serve the smoked salmon this week. I really liked it with the roast vegetable and lentil salad but something different would be good too.

Pulled Beef Shin Tacos w/ Spiced Almond Sauce

Recipes, Savoury


For tonights dinner I just made up some spiced almond sauce, cut up some salad things, heated up shredded beef and heated some corn tortillas. Oh, and Mum made a grilled pineapple salsa; grill slices of pineapple until soft, then cut up and add to 1/2 a finely chopped red onion, chopped mint and the juice of 1/2-1 lime. Mix together. 

The only problem is being able to fit everything into your taco.


Meal Plan

Fish w/ Lemon + Brown Butter Sauce + Mash + Broccoli – gluten free

The recipe for the fish and sauce is from ‘The Little Paris Kitchen’, by Rachel Khoo, while I have made the mash many times before.

Pulled Beef Shin Tacos w/ Spiced Almond Sauce – gluten free

The beef is leftovers from last night, with the meat pulled apart. While the spiced almond sauce is from some tacos I made a few weeks ago.

Smoked Salmon w/ Puy Lentil Salad – gluten free

This time I will try to cook my own lentils. Even though they only take 20 minutes to cook opening a can is so much quicker, but we have a few packets of dried lentils in the cupboard that I should use. Anyway, I’ll be using the lentil and roast vege salad as a guide.

Lamb Rack w/ Mash + Broccoli + Red Wine Sauce – gluten free

I have never cooked a lamb rack, and they looked so pretty in the butcher’s the other day that I couldn’t resist putting it on the menu this week. 

Modified Eggplant Involtini – gluten free, vegan

Looking back at past posts, I think this recipe and the smoked fish cakes are the meals I have made week after week. And now that we know the eggplant involtini is improved with mushrooms and lentils this will be the only way I make it now. 

Steak + Almond Chips + Salad – gluten free

Also in ‘The Little Paris Kitchen’ I spotted a recipe for steak and chips, but before putting the chips in the oven to cook Rachel tosses ground almonds through them to make them crunchy. Looking forward to trying a new variation of the steak dinner.

Beef Brisket Something – gluten free

Yet to be determined, but we have used in tacos previously but may do a pie… Will see what we feel like on the day.