Vegetable noodles or ‘voodles’ are so amazingly easy to create, you could use them as a base for a dish instead of carbs, or as a side like I am. This is quite possibly one of the easiest recipes of mine to date, I feel quite a cheat calling it a ‘recipe’ but alas. Ready in six minutes, a great way to introduce vegetables to the littles. Evie simply thinks the are ‘nuuudles’, she ate a whole bowl. Packed full of vitamins, you can either eat them completely raw or blanch them in boiling water for two mins, drain and dress.
Welcome to my new series on the blog: sides. To me, sides are extremely important, I sometimes eat more of them than the main meal. I’ve been known to go to a restaurant and make a meal out of a few sides. So I thought, I can’t be the only one who values them so much? So where best to start than with potatoes, comforting, cheap and so versatile.
We love chicken in our house, but this year we’ve made a pact to not get take away and cut down on eating out to try and save some money. I also love cooking for my friends and family, so making sharing dinners is a lovely thing. The main element in this, is the succulent, spicy chicken. Then I’ve knocked up some super simple sides to get you started, you can adapt them how you want. A quick rocket and spicy sweet potato salad, with fruity cauliflower rice. Load it up in to pittas with some halloumi, add a spicy or garlic mayo, heap on some avocado, corn on the cob with heaps of butter. Just get stuck in, save the left overs for later, how amazing would it be for work? Just don’t forget that squeeze of lime, it pulls it all together.
The rub for the chicken is made in a batch that you can pop in your cupboard and save for later, rub it in to wings, add it in to casseroles, rub it in to fish to make tacos, it’s versatile. It will need a lot from your store cupboard, but hopefully you have a lot of the spices already and if you don’t, think of how many tubs of spicy rub you can make all year. It’s worth it, promise.