More of my daily dishes of health and colour..

 As always, my recent lunches have been full of colour and health and flavour…so here’s a few tasters to inspire and tickle the tastebuds…

Last week I roasted a tray of cumin seeds to create my own roasted ground cumin, the smell was amazing! OMG! Just gorgeous! I keep smelling the jar of the ground roasted seeds it smells so good 🙂 I immediately threw some over some chopped tomatoes, mushrooms and cauliflower, along with some salt and olive oil, and roasted it all.. 

So tasty! 
Whilst cooking an Indian feast at the weekend, I followed a typical chicken madras recipe, but replaced the chicken with mushrooms and peas to create my own vegetarian dish.. 

 ..the leftovers of which made a great lunch the following day. 

I cooked up some quinoa yesterday – using my cooking method – and loaded it with my harissa sauce, this is harissa made as per my previous posts but made with the addition of lots of my own oven roasted baby plum tomatoes and garlic to create more of a sauce.  

This was topped with my ‘holy grail’ homous, dried barberries and raw cashew nuts. 
And today, after reading Julie’s post including braised lettuce, I decided it was time to give this one a try; I’ve seen several posts utilising lettuce this way and when I found a pack of mini lettuce gems in the reduced section of my local supermarket today, I felt fate had stepped in.  

I cut off the ends of the lettuce hearts and cut each one in half length wise; I melted coconut oil in a pan and laid the lettuce cut side down and cooked them for a few minutes until they started to brown, then turned them over to cook through some more. I served them in the pan with grated Red Leicester style goats cheese, my homemade Mexican chilli ketchup and sprinkled with aleppo chilli flakes.   

 It was almost like a pizza on a lettuce base! And very tasty, if I say so myself!! 😉 

I hope your week has started well xx

29 thoughts on “More of my daily dishes of health and colour..

  1. Julie is Hostess At Heart

    How gorgeous is this! The addition of the peppers and goat cheese sounds so delicious. You have a lot of flavors going on that would be a party to my taste buds! love that you toasted your own cumin. I would have that jar under my nose all afternoon. Thank you so much for mentioning my post!

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