Welcome to another month of Cook Once Eat Twice. This is THE place to come for meal planning and recipe inspiration, especially if you want to make life easier by preparing enough for two or more meals at the same time! I have to say, by planning meals this way I end up eating more healthily and save time in the kitchen.
January tends to be the month for frugality and healthy eating and as expected there are lots of gorgeous cold weather soups and stews in the round up this month, including many vegan and vegetarian options. I’m still suffering a little from a lingering cold so I expect I’ll be making another soup from the round up this month. To see what I made from last month’s linky then scroll right down to the bottom of the page!
But first, have a look at the 25 entries from last month:
From left to right: The first recipe was these beautiful gluten-free winter ginger pear trifles by Kate, the Gluten Free Alchemist. Don’t they look cute with the little chocolate gingerbread men on top!
This was followed by an ingenious savoury chestnut, rainbow carrot and lentil cake by Shaheen at A2K A Seasonal Veg Table. It looks so much more interesting than a typical nut loaf!
Then Angela from Only Crumbs Remain shared her vegetarian tomato, lentil and bacon soup. This would certainly help fight my cold away!
Next is a lovely Moroccan squash and pea stew by Helen at Roast Chicken and A Country Walk. Healthy, hearty and vegan too!
From left to right: These beautiful vegan vanilla almond cookies by Choclette at Tin and Thyme were next. I’m sure they’d go perfectly with a cup of tea!
Next was another soup that would be perfect to warm you up on a cold day. I have to say I’m envious of Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary having such beautiful scenery on Shetland to enjoy this Curried Butternut Squash Soup in.
Then Jhuls of The Not So Creative Cookshared this beautiful Cheese Manakish, which is a Middle Eastern flatbread topped with Kashkaval cheese. It sounds like a great alternative to pizza!
Jhuls also shared this hot gochujang hummus. I do like houmous to have a bit of a kick to it and this is certainly one to wake up your tastebuds!
From left to right: The next two recipes are also by Jhuls, The Not So Creative Cook. The first is a tasty sounding pepper, corn and beef dish and the second is a garlicy tahini chicken dish. I have been adding tahini to soups a lot recently and so I’m really intrigued by this recipe. It’s definitely one I’d love to try!
Then there was a beautiful chocolate, cherry, pear and pecan granola by Kate, The Gluten Free Alchemist. It’s always great to see a healthy chocolate recipe!
Next was a delicious slow cooker gnocchi with cannellini beans by Lucy at Baking Queen 74. I’ve never tried cooking gnocchi in the slow cooker so that’s also something I’d love to try!
From left to right: Slow cooking was certainly popular this month and this slow cooker beef brisket goulash by Sarah at Tales from the Kitchen Shed would probably be a meal my two children would love. And me too of course!
Next was a creamy vegan courgette and potato soup from Helen at Family Friends Food. It looks just perfect for this cold winter weather!
Pasta is always a good choice for a cook once eat twice meal and I love the sound of this smoked salmon and kale pasta by Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins.
Then Dave from Dave’s Delicious Delights shared a crunchy bean and mange tout stir fry. It would make a lovely fresh side dish!
From left to right: Then there was another tempting pasta dish, this time lamb meatballs in tomato sauce by Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie. Meatballs are always a hit here so this would be something I’d like to make!
I also love Moroccan flavours but have never made a fish tagine so this smoked fish tagine by Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins would be another dish I’d love to try.
Next was another tempting meatball dish. Dave from Dave’s Delicious Delights shared these mozzarella stuffed meatballs. Yummy!
I have to say that the next entry really caught my eye too. I love the vibrant green of this creamy broccoli and cannellini bean soup by Kate at the Veg Space. It’s vegan too and if you’re looking for more easy vegan recipes then Kate’s new book, Vegan in 15 is now out and available to order on Amazon!
Then there was my sausage lentil and vegetable soup. It was really tasty and so healthy too!
This was followed by a traditional beef and ale stew with dumplings by Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie. It would certainly be another great winter warmer!
As would this shredded turkey and soba noodle soup by Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary, especially if it was enjoyed in such a beautiful location!
Sweet pies always remind me of my childhood and I love the sound of this rustic mincemeat and apple galette by Angela at Only Crumbs Remain. What a great way to use up half a jar of mincemeat!
The final recipe is a gorgeous butternut squash vegetarian chilli by Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes. I do like the avocado and grated lemon zest on the top! It makes it look so healthy and fresh!
The final picture is of the Chunky Root Veg and Bean Soup that I made from last month’s link up. The recipe is by Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins and I have to say, it was as easy and delicious as it looks. The only difference in my version is that I used butternut squash instead of swede. I really liked the slight sharpness that the addition of balsamic vinegar gave to the soup and what’s more, Master Spice loved it too so it was definitely a win. He sat on my knee and picked out his favourite vegetables from my bowl one by one! Do take a look at Hijacked by Twins if you’d like the recipe.
The linky for this month’s Cook Once Eat Twice is now open at the bottom of this page.
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