Thursday, 30 January 2014

Marinated steak salad

Yay - it's almost the weekend!  Another wet one here, I'm afraid, but that hasn't deterred me from really, really wanting a salad for my dinner.  Not just any old salad though but one that I like to call a "boys' salad": a marinated steak salad with feta cheese and sweet potato (I seem to have a bit of a thing for the latter at the moment).

What I love about this is that the meat is marinated after cooking and hence retains lots of the yummy flavours of the marinade.  This is a great little dish for friends or a quick and easy dinner when time is short.  Oh, and it is absolutely delicious :-)

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Sweet potato cakes

I'm beginning to realise that the secret to eating good and healthy food on a daily basis is planning ahead and being organised.  Well, better late than never, I suppose.  I've been trying to cook batches of food to keep in the fridge and/or freezer and to think a few days ahead to plan meals.  Given that I spend most of my time thinking about food, it's not been that difficult :-)

One of the recipes that's delicious but also easily prepared ahead and frozen are these sweet potato cakes - I topped them with smoked salmon and coriander/cilantro yogurt, served on a bed of salad.  Yum!

You could add a bit of curry powder to the patties or keep them plain as I did here - pretty much whatever you fancy goes!  And just make a big batch when you have time and freeze in portions, so you always have a healthy lunch or snack to fall back on.