Saturday, August 17, 2013

What's on the Menu

Time seems to be flying by at the moment, I can't believe I've been back at uni for three weeks already! It's been a relatively busy week, with work, study, my first assignment for the semester, and work meetings that no one told me about until that morning (but my boss made heaps of delicious gourmet pizza, putting the bakery ovens to good use!). 


Chris was inundated with homework this morning, so I went off to the market by myself. This was the first time I'd been game enough to attempt shopping at the market by myself (that place can be pretty overwhelming), but thanks to our new purchase of this trolley, I managed. 
Very fashionable thing it is.


It comes in handy though!
I put together a quick lunch of pasta today, using up some homemade spinach and wholemeal pasta from the freezer, leftover vegetables, and a bit of smoked tofu we had in the fridge. And it turned out pretty good! We purchased smoked tofu earlier in the week for the first time ever, and it's not bad! It has a great, smokey flavour, so we used it as a substitute for chorizo in a spanish paella. Delicious! Have you ever cooked with it before?


But yes! Here is what's on the menu for the upcoming week:
1) Honey-miso chicken. Miso is actually delicious in more than just soup!
2) Pork curry, with brown rice and wholemeal flat breads. Curry is the bomb.
3) We're going to try our hand at making prawn laksa, should be good!
4) It's time to get the slowcooker out again, this time for beef stroganoff. Which I have never actually had...
5) Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas. I am cooking up the sauce for this as we speak! (or type?)
6) Vegetarian Lentil, Carrot and Cumin Loaf.
7) My Dad is coming down to the city for a couple of days, so he is taking us out for pizza on Lygon Street. Yum!

What have you got planned for the week ahead in your kitchen? Trying your hand at something new?
Reanna.

13 comments:

  1. I really LOVE laksa! YUM! So deliciously coconutty and comforting! Have you tried Heidi Swanson's Miso Pumpkin recipe? THAT is really yum too! So nice to pop in to your blog!

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    1. I've never cooked laksa before, so I hope it works out! I'll have to have a look into that miso pumpkin recipe, it sounds fabulous!
      Thanks for dropping by! :)

      Reanna.

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  2. Honey Meso Chicken sounds interesting! Nice menu plan for the week!

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    1. Miso is delicious! Thanks for dropping by!

      Reanna.

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  3. Ahh, I'm glad to know that I'm not the only person who plans their meals for the week in advance! Life's pretty busy at mine at the moment so I'm only cooking our usual standbys such as chilli con carne and Singapore chicken curry. :)

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    1. I couldn't survive not making a meal plan, it makes life so much easier! I made chilli con carne last week, can't go wrong with it haha.
      Thanks for dropping by!

      Reanna.

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  4. honey miso chicken? sounds delish! we're meal planners too, though my menu doesn't look as appetising as yours i am making a slow cooker beef bourginon tomorrow-fiddly but worth it x

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    1. I don't think I have made that before either! Meal planning is sadly one of my favourite hobbies haha. Thanks for popping by!

      Reanna.

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  5. Last time I visited Melbourne we had a quick shop at The Queen Vic markets. I say quick as I was pregnant (the size of a small family sedan) and my 3 year old was trying to nick fruit off stalls (all his fathers influence). I think you are very brave to go by yourself. That place is a mad house!

    Nice to read your blog. Will be bloglovin it to keep reading lists. I love lists. Sigh.

    -Laura x
    Thetiniesthappilyeverafter.blogspot.com

    (Visitor from meet me at mikes)

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    1. It doesn't help that I went on a Saturday morning, one of the more busier times at the market!
      Thank you so much for dropping by :)

      Reanna

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  6. lovely memories popping into my head reading your blog- i owned a trolley very like that for my melbourne time, and the little old ladies have got it right, haven't they? makes it easier to get around.

    popping by from pip's sunday blog-share <3

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    1. I don't know why we put off getting one of those trolleys for so long! A hundred times easier than being weighed down with bags. Thanks for stopping by!

      Reanna.

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  7. love the vic market - and love smoked tofu - it is brilliant baked in the oven in a honey mustard marinade (and a pizza baking boss sounds great to me

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