I tend to fall into some kind of food rut quite often, which means I make the same meals again and again. Those dishes are my favorites, they are tasty and easy to make, but also a little boring after a while.
I’d really like to try some new recipes. Who knows, they might turn into new favorites.
Sunday’s breakfast was indeed a little different from my usual fare. I tried to ‘bake’ bread in a pan, using a ciabatta mix, and it worked! I let the dough rise in the fridge overnight, and fried/baked it over low heat with a lid on. That bread turned out quite fluffy and tasty.
Lunch was, once again, one of those boring favorites: bibimbap! I can’t help it, this dish is just so delicious and ridiculously simple to make, especially when you have leftover rice and a few banchan (Korean side dishes, e.g. kimchi).
Another ridiculously simple dish: spaghetti with tomato sauce. I really need to stop making this every weekend or my husband will go on a strike, I’m afraid.
I decided to make some healthy-ish snacks to help me through a busy week, so I brought back an old favorite that I hadn’t made in a very long time: Mama Pea’s Anytime Cookies! Those are also a great way to use up leftover nuts and dried fruit.
And then I really tried something new: vegan lentil shepard’s pie. I made a big batch to eat as dinners or lunches during the week, and it turned out delicious!
I totally forgot how much I love mashed potatoes, I haven’t had any in ages. Now I’m thinking about different ways of serving mashed potatoes, maybe with roasted onions, mushroom gravy, roasted brussel sprouts, red cabbage (Blaukraut)? New ideas and recommendations are always welcome!
Eating in is going very well so far, but it’s only been a few days yet.
Do you fall into food ruts, too?