Welcome to December’s Cook Once Eat Twice and the November round up. There were a fantastic 22 entries this month and some great recipe inspiration for the coming month!
My entry was first, a slow cooked Beef, Barley and Vegetable Stew, which is possibly one of the best beef stews I’ve ever made in the slow cooker!
This was followed by a delightful Winter Kale Salad by Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins. I really need to use kale a bit more!
Next was Angela of Only Crumbs Remain with these pretty baked bengal curds with macerated berries. They look amazing and as a cheesecake lover, I’m sure they’d be perfect for me!
Then Nico from Yumsome linked up a a lovely easy mild potato curry (Aloo Masala). Not many things say comfort food to me more than this recipe!
Nico also linked up a classic talian tomato sauce. This sauce sounds gorgeous and is so versatile, making it great for pasta or pizza.
Then Nico also contributed this wonderful no tofu cashew ricotta. It looks and sounds just as good as traditional ricotta and is so easy to make too!
Next was Jenny from Apply to Face Blog with another real comfort food dish. Her fishy in dishy is a simple but delicious sounding fish pie made with smoked haddock.
Then there was another reason to buy kale; To make these colourful Keffir kale pancakes by Chocolette and Tin and Thyme!
This was followed by another gorgeous healthy recipe. I really love the sound of this curried Welsh shepherds pie with turmeric mash by Shaheen at A2K A Seasonal Veg Table. It sounds delicious!
I recently discovered Bahlsen Pick Up! Minis and they are the most amazing chocolate biscuits so when Sarah from Tales from the Kitchen Shed entered these Bahlsen Biscuit Brownies I have to say I was drooling!
I was also quite taken with these beautiful gluten free sundried tomato, parmesan and walnut swirls by Kate, The Gluten Free Alchemist. That filling sounds so full of flavour!
Next was Ema from De Tout Coeur Limousin with this beautiful kale, chickpea and orzo soup with chilli, garlic and ginger. I really do need to buy some kale!
That was followed by another delicious vegan option, this Asian rice with cabbage, corn and celery by Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe. It started as a mistake but was so good it just had to be shared!
Then Kate, The Gluten Free Alchemist linked up a truly gorgeous roasted pumpkin, ramiro pepper and leek soup. So pretty!
Salads don’t have to be just for summer. Monika from Everyday Healthy Recipes shared her mum’s best russian salad. It would be perfect as part of a buffet meal over the Christmas period.
As would this peachy giant coucous salad by Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins. I also think this would be a lovely healthy meal to make after Christmas with leftover turkey instead of chicken.
This is definitely the time to get the slow cooker out and this slow cooker beef stew and herb dumplings by Sarah at Tales from the Kitchen Shed would make a lovely meal to come home to on a cold frosty day.
Then Eb from Easy Peasy Foodie linked up three gorgeous main meals. The first was a beautifully seasonal venison, butternut squash and parsnip tagine.
Next was a Chinese style duck and plum traybake. I’ve never thought to cook duck like this but it sounds amazing and I imagine it smells wonderful as it’s cooking too!
Eb’s last dish was a beautiful vegan one pot wild mushroom, squash and spinach pilaf. It would make a delicious meal all by itself but could also be a tasty side dish.
Then Ali from Fix me a Little Lunch shared her wonderful thanksgiving brunch: biscuits and gravy with cheese scones. You can never go wrong with a good cheese scone and these look beautifully rustic!
Finally Shaheen from A2K A Seasonal Veg Table linked up an eyecatching Beetroot, Horseraddish and Green Bean and Pasta Salad. It looks just stunning!
Of course I also had a go at one of the recipes from last month. This month has been quite busy so I made lunches easy for myself for a few days by making a big batch of Eb’s Chickpea and Apricot Couscous Salad. It makes a lovely meal by itself, it’s great for packed lunches and also makes a lovely side dish! I especially liked the fruitiness of the apricots in it as although I make couscous salads quite often, I don’t think I’d ever added apricots before. Do take a look at the recipe on Easy Peasy Foodie.
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- The closing date is the 28th of the month and the roundup along with the next month’s linky will be posted on the 1st of the following month.
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