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.


Slow Cooked Lemon Chicken + Zucchini

Recipes, Savoury

Slow cooked lemon chicken and zucchini

The recipe for the slow cooked lemon zucchini is from Petite Kitchen. On top of the zucchini we had shredded, slow cooked chicken. It was delicious, and I look forward to making this again and again.

For the chicken:

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1/2-1 preserved lemon, finely chopped

2 brown onions, thinly sliced

2 chicken breasts, skin removed

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the olive oil, onions and garlic. Once translucent add the preserved lemon and mix through. Bury the chicken breast in the onion mixture, turn the heat down to low and put the lid on and leave to cook through, approximately 40 minutes. Once cooked, either leave whole or pull apart. Serve on the zucchini.


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.