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 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.
In our latest pantry staples guide, we talked about the three foods we think you should have at home right now and dried pasta was right at the top of the list. It's extremely versatile and easy to cook, but if you're buying any right now, make sure to only buy as much as you and your family need – there's absolutely no need to stockpile!
Matty Matheson's baked rigatoni is total comfort food. Even though it requires a little effort to make, the result is well worth it. This recipe serves four people, but could easily be stretched or doubled if you need to feed more. Plus, it's a great freezer-friendly recipe. Don't be alarmed by the variety of ingredients as you can easily adapt it to what you have on-hand. Get the recipe here.
Mini fish pies
Fish pie is another comforting dish that we love to make when we're feeling a little under the weather or when it's freezing outside. This recipe from Brian Walsh is really easy to make and packed with a variety of seafood to ensure that you and your family are supplied with a range of nutrients. Serve with some broccoli or peas and you've got a crowd-pleasing dinner on your hands. Try the recipe here.
Spicy mango coconut tofu bowl
Even though you might be working from home this week, it's important to remember to take your lunch break to enjoy something delicious. This recipe is packed with goodness and lends itself very well to batch cooking. We think it's a great option to have ready in the fridge for the week. Get the recipe here.
Black pudding sausage rolls
Missing your morning sausage roll now that you're stuck working from home? This recipe from Ethna Reynolds of Nook in Sligo calls for ingredients that you probably already have at home, so this is a good one to prep for the week. Try out this sausage roll recipe here.
If you're feeling adventurous, you could try to make your own puff pastry to go with it – we have a great recipe here.
Nutella hot chocolate
This past week has been a little scary and now that most of us have retreated to our homes for the foreseeable future, it's important to remain calm and to look after each other. While we're planning to keep making nutritious meals while we're stuck at home, everyone needs a little treat now and then, and there's nothing that chocolate can't help with. Get the recipe for this Nutella hot chocolate here and remember to take a breather while you enjoy it.