obligatory stirfry/ cous cous salad
spicy rice - the plan had been to make jollof rice but we were so hungry we didn't wait for it to be dry and delicious!/ baked onion bhajis
I don't make them all that often for some reason, but I love these baked onion bhajis - recipe here. They're easy to make and because they're baked they don't use too much oil.
dhal/ roast squash cakes
The oven was in use on Saturday so i roasted the squash then realised I had no plans for it, so decided to adapt this recipe for Yotam Ottolenghi's sweet potato cakes, it worked really well and I will make them again, very tasty and a little messy, lovely with some spicy chutney.
I am learning to love my new blender and I admit it is good for smoothies, I'm having them a fair bit as I've started exercising again, so I can blitz up oats, fruits, flaxseed and other goodies without any grittiness. The food processor is more powerful than my old one so houmous and pastes are very smooth now, lovely.
The other small change of the week is that I have switched one of my shifts at the shop to a morning rather than doing two afternoons, it started as a temporary thing but I've decided I'd rather get it over and done with in the morning, freeing up time for me to have a walk in the afternoon, go shopping or just do the other little bits and bobs that crop up during the week. We'll see how it goes.