Aubergine with Yoghurt, Chilli and Honey

Aubergine with Yoghurt, Chilli and Honey from @sainsburysmagazine August issue by @genevieveeats

I always love to try new recipes and this was a little different. It is griddled aubergine topped with Greek yoghurt mixed with fresh garlic, sprinkled with chopped mint, walnuts and chillis, drizzled with sherry vinegar and honey. On my first attempt, whilst it tasted amazing, I was a little flustered by trying to get all the components ready. However, the second time I made it, I prepared everything in advance and it was a breeze to make 🙌 We ate it like canapés by picking up a piece of aubergine covered with all the amazing toppings and devouring it. Like I said, it is a little different and whilst our 10 year old tried it but wasn’t sure, our 13 year old wolfed down slice after slice! 🤣

Courgette Cake

My sister-in-law made this @nigellalawson courgette cake a few years ago and I fell in love with it. It has a similar texture to a carrot cake and it’s really easy to make. I use a food processor to grate the courgettes to save time. The filling is supposed to be lime curd but I used a @cottagedelight lemon and lime curd which was equally delicious. The cream cheese icing is very runny so I refrigerated it before pouring over the cake. Pistachios finish it off beautifully.

Weekly Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Plan

I’m really looking forward to trying @thetinyfairyblog Any Day Pasta recipe. After seeing @theagadiaries gorgeous courgette cake this week, it reminded me of an old favourite recipe that I haven’t done in years so I’ll be baking @nigellalawson Courgette Cake too.

Stir-Fried Pork with Honey and Ginger

BBC Food Stir-fried Pork with Ginger and Honey is a recipe we come back to again and again. It’s quick and easy to make and the sauce is so flavoursome. Tip: I keep all the ingredients the same but double the sauce ingredients. It’s quite a thick sauce so I thin it out with a little hot water. Recipe link here.

Banana Butterscotch Pudding

This banana butterscotch pudding is a family favourite that we‘ve been baking for years. It’s a curious recipe because it’s a self-saucing pudding. Once the batter is made a sugar/syrup water is poured into the batter and it goes into the oven looking a mess. However, miraculously during baking the syrup becomes a delicious, thick butterscotch sauce underneath a soft, scrumptious banana cake with a crisp top. What better way to use up a blackened ripe unwanted banana?

Google ‘Bill Granger’s Banana Butterscotch Pudding’ for the recipe.

Homemade Pizza

Homemade pizza using Lorraine Pascale’s pizza dough recipe. It’s so quick and easy to make using fast action yeast, click here to find the recipe. I did one and a half times the recipe which made four pizzas which we then put our own toppings on. I didn’t have any passata in the cupboard so I blended some tinned tomatoes with seasoning and dried oregano. For our choice of toppings, we had salami, mozzarella, red onion, pepper, pesto and rocket.