January – a fresh start and a chance to distance yourself from the pure indulgence of December.
In the past I’ve always rushed into the usual suspects – gym membership and crazy diets. But this year, I’ve given it some thought and actually, I won’t be joining a gym – I hate them. I won’t be going on some ridiculous diet either. In fact, I’ve even thrown my scales away. I’ll just be making a conscious effort to snack less and get outside more. I’ve also decided to eat a pescatarian diet for the month. I did consider a full vegetarian or even vegan diet but I’m not sure I could manage that. So, turning pescatarian it is.
I love fish and don’t eat enough of it so this is a great way to eat a little healthier and inspire myself in the kitchen too.
Tonight I’ll be having dinner with my good friend Patrick – he’s cooking so lets hope it’s something tasty! Yesterday I made a huge batch of spicy carrot soup for the week so that’s work lunches covered.
Fish curry with tomatoes and tamarind – from the Oct 2015 Olive magazine. The recipe is also online here.
We’ll be trying the new range of fish from Youngs ‘Funky Fish Kitchen’ which looks like it’ll become a rival to one of my favourites – The Saucy Fish Co. The one we have is salmon with beetroot and horseradish butter. I’m sure it’ll be delicious with new potatoes and salad.
If I get chance on Weds night, I’ll be making this lentil and spinach pie ready for Thursday, otherwise, I’ll make it on the night. It’s warming, filling and healthy. Perfect!
The weekend! It hardly seems possible that we’ll make it through a whole full week! We have some vouchers from George’s chip shop so we’ll be treating ourselves to fish, chips and mushy peas!
I’m planning on using the last of the kimchi I made in October for chamchi jjigae – a tuna and tofu spicy stew. We made kimchi jjigae a few weeks back with tofu and pork belly and it was fab, I’m hoping this will be just as tasty.
As a bit of a treat, I’ll be making these fish and leek pies. It’s unusual to have a pastry top with a fish pie but I find it makes a nice change from mash! I’ll serve with string beans and tender stem broccoli.
I asked some of my fellow bloggers for fishy inspiration and as always they didn’t disappoint. Why not try these delicious recipes?
- Emily at Recipes and Reviews: Seared Tuna Steak with Lemon, Chilli & Garlic Dressing & Rainbow Salad.
- Foodie Quine: Scottish Barley & Smoked Salmon Salad with a Whisky Dressing.
- Eats Amazing: Healthy Fruity Prawn Fried Rice.
- Travels for Taste: White Fish with Mint & Spice Dressing.
I’ve added this weeks meal plan to Mrs M’s Meal Planning Monday linky – have a look for some great meal planning inspiration!