It's the start of a new week which means it's time to figure out what to cook.
Our food cravings have inspired this list, based on recipes we've been posting on the site lately. The five dishes below are ones we know we'll cook again and again, so try them out with us and let us know what you think!
Kale and smoked cheddar risotto
Risotto is one of our favourite comfort food dishes, thanks to its rich, creamy texture. It's also a super filling dish and can be reheated well, so we like to make a big batch to eat for lunch and dinner throughout the week. This recipe from JB Dubois is easy to make but is also ultimately customisable. If you don't like kale, use spinach. Craving some protein? Add in some chicken or bacon and top with a poached egg. Try it out here.
Crispy cauliflower with General Tsao-style courgette noodles
This vegetarian recipe is ideal for those that are trying to limit their meat intake this month. This fakeaway-style Asian dish is jam-packed with flavour, while the courgette noodles create a satisfying base that helps you get another one of your five-a-day. If you're not mad for cauliflower, we think this sauce would work really well over broccoli or sweet potatoes. Get the recipe here.
Asian-style dumpling soup
Another comfort food recipe, this dumpling soup recipe from Sadie's Kitchen is perfect for this time of year. The addition of prepared dumplings makes this a really quick dish to whip up, but you could easily omit them and just enjoy the tasty broth by itself. Try it out here.
We absolutely love Kevin Dundon's recipes, but this chicken chasseur is definitely one of our favourites. It's perfect for colder days like today and is a great family-friendly meal. Serve it with baby potatoes or rice for an extra carb-loaded hit of goodness. Try the recipe here.
Banana bread with dark chocolate and walnuts
If you're anything like us, then you always have heaps of bananas in your house. Bananas, while delicious and full of potassium, can start to turn brown and mushy if left uneaten for too long. You might think that you can no longer use them, but this banana bread recipe is here to tell you that bananas are delicious at any stage of their lives. We love to toast a slice of this bread and enjoy it for breakfast topped with a sliced banana, a drizzle of honey and a pinch of sea salt. Get the recipe here.