Meal Plan 24th - 30th August 2015

At least three days late... Yikes! Sorry!  I chose sleep over meal planning... I did meal plan before going to the grocery store on Monday, but didn't get around to typing it up Monday night... so now it is Wednesday night and it is finally complete; I was about to give up and not bother this week - but I am too much of a perfectionist and couldn't let that happen!
I figured there may be someone wanting ideas for the rest of the week, or maybe next week :)

Again, I have tried to go for simple ideas.

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Devilled Sausages

(Click on the title to be sent to the recipe)First is Annabel Langbein's devilled sausages, I love this recipe, it is really easy, and you can play around with the ingredients. I tried to make this one into a 'one pot wonder' this week, by putting kumara into the pot as well. Next time I will par-boil them first, as they took a lot longer to cook than the other things. Other changes were, no brown sugar, used apper cider vinegar instead of balsamic vinegar, no soy sauce, no chilli sauce, and no corn flour.

Chicken Noodle Stir-fry
(Click on the title to be sent to the recipe)Instead of serving this with egg noodles, I served this with brown rice for my partner and kids, and on a big salad for myself.

Stir-fried beef 

(Click on the title to be sent to the recipe)This is a recipe from last week, I thought I would try make it again as it sounds simple enough. I pretty much followed this recipe to the 'T'; only changes were the meat, I used wiener schnitzel instead of sirloin steak; and I served this with brown rice for my partner, no chinese noodles were served.

Home-made pizzas

I will either make my pizzas bases using an Annabel Langbein recipe, or using one of my own done with cauliflower.
Pizza base
1 head cauliflower
garlic cloves, finely grated
egg, lightly beaten
1 cup ground almonds (almond flour or almond meal)
1 tsp dried oregano
 & pepper

I found this recipe, that looks good:
(I wont include the capers, I am not really a fan).

Heat oven to 200C. Cut the cauliflower florets off the stalk. Blitz the cauliflower in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer all the cauliflower into a bowl, cover with cling film/gladwrap, and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes until softened. Tip onto a clean tea towel and leave to cool.
Once the cauliflower is cool enough to handle, squeeze as much liquid as you can out. Place the cauliflower into a bowl. Stir in the ground almonds, eggs, oregano, garlic, and a good seasoning of salt and pepper.
3 Line two 20cm pizza base trays (see photo below, it is not essential to use pizza base trays, but it does make it easier) with baking paper. Place half the cauliflower mix into the centre of the trays, then using the back of a spoon, spread out the mixture evenly oven the tray. If you don't have pizza base trays, you can make the pizza bases by making two mounds with the cauliflower and zucchini mixture, then spread to form two pizza bases. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until beautifully golden brown.

Pizza base tray
4 Follow the method for the toppings found at: 

Bake the pizzas for 12-15 minutes at 200C.  

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I really like this Chelsea Winter recipe for nachos. 

Few changes for me, I wont be adding the roasted capsicum, but I will add finely diced capsicum. I wont add the brown sugar or maple syrup. I won't include the chili powder. 

I will be serving my nachos with home made kumara chips for myself and the kids, and corn chips for my partner...

Hopefully this gives you some ideas!

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