Sup y’all! Didn’t February fly by? I hope you’re well, and thanks for dropping by my blog. First and foremost, thank you so much for your response to Around the World in 28 Days. It’s been amazing! I’ve loved doing it and I hope that you have enjoyed the variety of recipes I’ve posted. Saying that, as one door closes another one opens – so here’s a sneaky peek at March’s theme…Due to popular demand, this month’s theme is all about ditching the ready meal! Being a student, ready meals are such an easy way to eat. They’re cheap, convinient and admitedly often quite tasty. But I’m going to let you in on a secret, brothers and sisters: we can do better! This month, I am going to recreate a selection of ready meals for cheaper than you’ll find them on the supermarket shelf. Our homemade versions will be full of flavour, nutrition and love!
So, I’m going to rise to the challenge and write some wicked recipes that I hope you’ll opt for over the ready meal version. But in order to do that, I’m going to set some ground rules for myself now…
- There are a few staple ingredients that I won’t factor into the price of each meal:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- I will only choose ready meals from the Tesco range.
- Similarly, I will only use ingredients available in Tesco. I will list the price of each individual ingredient (at the time of posting the recipe) and, where possible, provide a link to the ingredient on the Tesco website.
So, that’s the plan; I’m going to use Tesco ingredients to prove that you can do so much better than pick up those plastic trays. I suppose you could say that we’re going to Put the Ready Meal Down…
Oh, and one other thing: March is competition time! One of my favourite kitchen gadgets is my Microplane grater. It’s amazing for zesting and grating and I don’t know what I’d do without it! So I’ve decided to give one a way…#exciting. If you fancy yourself a Microplane grater, all you have to do is post a picture of your recreation of any of my recipes. Tag me on Instagram (@putthepotnoodledown) and at the end of the month I will randomly select a winner (by, quite literally, going to a stranger on the street and asking them to pick a name out of a hat). I can’t wait to see your pictures!
That’s all from me for now, but have an amazing March. Keep cooking and look after yourselves!