Welcome to this month’s #CookOnceEatTwice and the August round up. I’d expected that August would be a quiet month because of the summer holidays but in fact it’s been quite busy with twenty delicious entries. I really will be spoilt for choice when I decide which of these lovely recipes to make this month!
The first delicious recipe was this Easy Brazilian Feijoada with Tomato and Orange Salsa from Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie. It was such a lovely summery dish to welcome the start of the Olympics!
Next was Jhuls at The Not So Creative Cook with a healthy meal of Spicy Tomato Eggs! This is a dish I would happily eat at any time of day!
Jhul’s next entry was a Roasted Eggplant Fan. I think aubergines are fantastic roasted but I’ve never roasted them like this before and love the idea!
I haven’t eaten Korean food for a long while but the next entry reminded me that there are some lovely spicy Korean dishes. This Bibimbap, also by The Not So Creative Cook has made me hanker after some hot and spicy Asian food.
Next was Kate, The Gluten Free Alchemist with a lovely Homemade Houmous. I have to admit that houmous is one of those things I used to make all the time but now I’m a bit lazy and often buy it. This post really has reminded me just how good it is to make your own!
Next was Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes with some beautiful Cauliflower Cheese Patties. I’ve only recently learnt to appreciate cauliflower and this is a lovely original way of serving it.
The next two entries are both perfect for outdoor summer eating. First was Caroline from Caroline Makes with these Mini Chicken and Ham Picnic Pasties. I love anything made of pastry and these are also a great way of using up leftover roast chicken.
The second picnic recipe was these Cheese and Olive Savoury Picnic Muffins from Helen at Family Friends Food. I love making muffins and savoury muffins are a great way of getting the children to eat a few hidden vegetables!
The next recipe is also a great way of getting kids to eat a few more vegetables. This Green Veg and Mint Risotto by Kirsty from Hijacked by Twins is a lovely lazy way of making a really tasty risotto!
Next was a beautifully presented Very Easy Ratatouille by Helen at Roast Chicken and a Country Walk. With some crusty bread and a glass or red wine this would make a lovely simple summer evening meal.
This was followed by a gorgeous Escudella, a type of Catalan stew, by Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins. I love all forms of Spanish food but I hadn’t heard of this before so I am delighted to have learnt something new! The post also contains a giveaway so if you visit now there’ll still be time to enter.
Next were some beautiful Stuffed Vine Leaves by Elaine at FoodBod. I just love the sound of the chermoula inspired ones and if you fancy stuffing vine leaves then do take a read as I’m sure, like me, you’ll be tempted!
Then Eb from Easy Peasy Foodie linked up these beautiful Turkey Tikka Masala Meatballs with Bombay New Potatoes. We may not think of meatballs straightaway when we think of a curry but why not? I’m sure they are amazing in this curry sauce.
Eb also linked up this lovely Quick Aubergine and Chickpea Curry. It looks beautiful and I am especially tempted by it as I discovered this week that Little Miss Spice will eat chickpeas in a curry sauce, which means I’ll certainly be making more recipes using chickpeas over the coming weeks!
My own entry was next. My two little ones helped make these Caribbean Beef Patties for Caribbean Food Week and so they are not perfect but they are really tasty and filling and we ate them for the next couple of days too!
The next recipe was Kate at The Gluten Free Alchemist’s Legendary Vegetable Lasagne. Now I absolutely love a good lasagne but I have only ever made one in my life. I really don’t know why not as I look at this picture and I know I really really want to gobble it up!
The next recipe is from Shaheen at A Seasonal Veg Table. Her Curried Anglo Italian Fenugreek Ratatouille really has my mouth watering. And it also contains chickpeas! Hooray!
Then Eb from Easy Peasy Foodie was back with a more traditional Italian dish. This Easy Sicilian Style Tuna Pasta sounds so full of glorious Italian flavours – olives, capers, anchovies to name just a few! It definitely makes me want to be on holiday again!
Then Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary linked up these beautiful Courgette & Poppy Seed Muffins. They looks amazing and I am quite honoured that they were inspired by my own humble Chocolate Chip and Chia Seed Muffins.
Finally there was a delicious Thai Curry Split Pea Soup from Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe. I have eaten far too many ice cream this summer and I’m hoping to eat more healthily in September so this would be a perfect choice for a tasty healthy meal!
But the fun doesn’t end there. Of course I also made one of the entries from last month. With it being the middle of summer I went for something light that I knew I would love. I’d just made my Spinach Citrus Salad and really fancied making another citrus salad and so I had to choose the beautiful Orange, Ginger and Carrot Salad contributed last month by Choclette at Tin and Thyme. That’s the picture of my attempt below. It’s really simple but so tasty and keeps really well in the fridge for a few days.
The linky for September is now open so please add your links below. I can’t wait to see what recipes get added this time and of course, I am still trying to decide which of this month’s recipes to have a go at myself.
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