carrot and ginger porridge

 

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Its porridge week! Everyone knows how healthy and cheap porridge is, and on top of that oats are able to grow even in challenging climates like Scotland, which means us UK residents can get them locally! Since eating porridge for breakfast is not always convenient and it can get boring pretty quickly, I thought I would investigate and share some ways to make it more appealing. I’ll be posting five different ways of enjoying porridge this week. Long live the oat!

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carrot, kale and chickpea heaven

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I find that I often get in a food-rut when I’m cooking for myself. It becomes so much easier to make the same tried and tested dishes over and over again if I know that they are seasonal, easy, cheap and healthy. It feels as if I must already know all the meal-options in the world (madness!) so I just vary between the same handful. At the moment, I’ve been eating a lot of vegetable soups and curries with squash, carrots, potatoes and mushrooms. But I was completely knocked out of my food rut when I tried an unusual dish from my Ottolenghi cookbook. I am now completely inspired to try new meals because its clear that I haven’t tried it all. There are plenty of cheap, easy vegetarian dishes out there!

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‘Get Well Soon’ Carrot, Kale and Sweet Potato Soup

IMG_9282So this week Kasia and I have unfortunately caught the horrible lurgy flu floating around St Andrews at the moment and have been hobbling around at home unable to do anything except watch too many House of Cards episodes.

So yesterday we decided to try our best to kick the cold by making a power-packed warm soup full of vitamins to soothe our throats and fix us from the inside out…using only ingredients we had in the pantry already. We felt so much better after having this soup, we’re making it again for lunch today.

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Veg of the Week – Carrots

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Photo from 100dollarsamonth

It’s Monday again, and we’re starting our week with a collection of yummy carrot-inspired recipes. These crunchy versatile root vegetables are in season pretty much all year round in the UK except March, April and May.

Immediately forget any bad memories you may have of boring carrot sticks in a lonely lunch box…because carrots can taste incredible if prepared the right way in the right recipes. You can make cakes, grate them into salads, roast them with honey, juice them, stir fry them, curry them, you name it.

incredibly good for your vision and immune system,  carrots are chock-full of beta-carotenes, vitamin A, minerals and anti-oxidants. Basically they’re extremely good for you, so eat your veg like your mama told you.

Here is a list of the internet’s best carrot-creations:

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