Weekly Meal Plan: In Season In March
How is it March already? The daffodils are starting to poke their heads up outside as are all my spring bulbs in the garden, and shockingly – as I started this blog as a teenager – I’ll be entering the final year of my twenties in a few weeks time. I thought the time was apt for another Weekly Meal Plan today on this grey and gloomy Friday morning, focusing on all the delicious produce that is starting to come in as the hunger gap comes to a close. Enjoy!
Monday: Vegan Roast Parsnip & Apple Soup
Parsnips are great right now (I literally have about 10kg from the garden right now…) and English apples are still in storage so why not do the #meatfreemonday thing with a big bowl of this delicious soup and perhaps some homemade bread on the side? Leftovers will make great lunches throughout the week!
Something speedy for a Tuesday night, we’re still in orange season so I’d recommend making the most of it with this delicious Chinese-style recipe. I usually make pak choi to go on the side with some aromatic Jasmine rice, but honestly pair them with whatever Asian-style veg you have to hand.
Wednesday: Spanish Lamb Neck Stew
One for you work from home people, I love this vibrant lamb stew you can make with spring lamb because once you’ve left it cooking low and slow all you have to do when you want to eat is thicken it with a pungent mix of garlic and breadcrumbs and then it is perfect served with boiled potatoes or crusty bread.
Mussels are at their best at the moment (I made a delicious Mussels Dijonnaise the other day) so I recommend you give this quick, simple weeknight recipe ago with a rich jarred pesto sauce (making it super simple!) and pieces of curly kale that collect the delicious cooking juices in their leaves.
Friday Fakeway time! Forced rhubarb is still in season and I love how when cooked down with a little sugar and lots of ginger it makes a delicious all natural sweet and sour sauce to go with crispy pork and egg fried rice (though I do have a more traditional sweet and sour recipe if that is more your jam!)
A few baking ideas for the weekend as I’m celebrating finally having my oven back: American Chocolate Chip Cookie Squares, Chocolate & Lime Roll, Banana Layer Cake with Rich Chocolate Frosting, Frozen Berry Buttermilk Cake, Easy Lemon Biscuits, Toasted Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, Duck Egg Victoria Sponge Cake, Spring Citrus Loaf Cake.