FRIDAY date night!
SATURDAY meatballs with polenta
SUNDAY roast beef + grape, avocado & arugula salad
MONDAY big vegan bowl
TUESDAY tuna poke
WEDNESDAY chickpea dumplings in curry tomato sauce + roasted cauliflower
THURSDAY togarashi chicken with sesame cucumber relish
tried a couple of new recipes this week as well as an old favourite, updated.
first up is something i’d been craving for ages. granted, it’s a dish i’d never had before, only its components, but i knew (or at least hoped) it would be amazing. meatballs with polenta. i already had a great polenta recipe… and so i turned to one of my absolutely favourite food bloggers for the meatballs… smitten kitchen’s every day meatballs. they did not disappoint! i followed deb’s recipe to the letter — if you can even say that cos this is a flexible recipe! — using a mix of ground beef and ground pork (about 4:1 beef to pork simply cos i had about 100g of pork in the freezer that i needed to use up; would probs do half and half next time), fresh bread crumbs, milk, and crushed tomatoes. not only were the meatballs lovely, but the sauce was so delicious! you wouldn’t expect so much from such a simple sauce but yum!! also worth noting is an addition to the polenta — i added about ¾ cup of freshly grated parmesan along with the butter and *gasp* i used sour cream instead of creme fraiche cos i am so sick of buying a tub of the stuff only to use ¼ cup (or 1 tbsp as this recipe asks) and have the rest go bad. sour cream worked a treat! this was a new meal for us and a definite keeper! uber comfort food!
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