I thought I’d share a more casual post today with some of my favourite meal ideas for slow days- I’ve been experimenting with recipes more often, especially for breakfasts. I’m not a morning person so find the time for breakfast has passed once I wake up, so I’ll have brunch or prepare for an early lunch. Enjoy- I hope this helps you if you’re unsure of what to make yourself!
Greek yoghurt and raw oat breakfast bowl- I topped this with strawberries and roasted pecans, which are deliciously rich, and drizzled honey over the top for a touch of sweetness. A bit of cinnamon is nice too.
Carrot cake slice with cream cheese icing- I’ve always loved simple cake flavours and this paired with the subtlety of the cream cheese is a winning combination. Perfectly fluffy and flavourful!
Mixed berry and white chocolate muffins- I used blueberries and raspberries in this recipe for variety, then added a cup of white chocolate buds. When baked they caramelise and it’s just delicious.
Banana Pancakes- So light, so fluffy! Topped with strawberries, caramelised banana slivers, vanilla ice cream and a sprig of mint. Dusted with icing sugar and drizzled with milk chocolate. A dream.
Berry yoghurt bowls- topped with blackberries, fig and nuts. Packed full of goodies and so much flavour. Perfect to get your energy up.
Satay chicken with jasmine rice- this is basically my version of butter chicken. It’s really as simple as cooking rice and chicken, then adding sauce. Season with parsley or coriander. A side of cucumber for freshness is nice.
Chicken and mixed leaf (kale and spinach) salad with sweet roasted nuts and halloumi cheese- A great way to get proper nutrients in! For dressing I like to squeeze a lemon over the top then mix loosely.
Below is another delicious alternative- strawberry, ricotta and mint salad with balsamic vinegar dressing.
Feta and avocado toast on sourdough, drizzled with olive oil, pepper, chilli flakes and roasted pine nuts- a bit of a different take on what’s come to be a classic. I also like to use halloumi and radish for toppings. I’ve seen mushrooms used too!
Quick and colourful fried rice with prawns and lots of greens. Topped with chilli and coriander.
Chilli and Garlic pesto pasta with mixed vegetables and halloumi- what I love about this recipe is that mostly anything you add works. Spring onion, mushroom and some form of cheese are my favourite.