Knowing how to work your budget, without sacrificing flavour or ingredients, is key to success in the kitchen!
Check out this Top 5 list that highlights a few luxurious dishes that will WOW your tastebuds without breaking the bank!
1. Chicky-Chicky Parm-Parm
2. Red Thai Curry Coconut Soup
This soup is CRAVEABLE and it's something that you can make time and time again when you have the ingredients ready to go!
The base flavour of the soup is red thai curry paste and coconut milk. The paste comes in a little jar, that's easily refrigerated and typically good for at least a few months. The coconut milk can be bought and stored in your pantry so it's ready to go! And, you can switch up whether you use noodles or rice - it's truly whatever you're in the mood for that day!
This version is something we do for lunch often, and truly doesn't focus on a protein. I love to make this when I do have leftover chicken, shrimp that I need to use up, or even a boiled egg.
And, the garnishes are totally up to you! Cilantro, lime and green onion is ideal! If you want to grab some fresh sprouts you can - otherwise keeping it simple doesn't mean you're missing out on much with the flavour-packed bowl!
OBC TIP: If you can, try to use pre-cooked rice, otherwise the rice soaks up all that broth so you'll either have to account for that when cooking (aka. add extra broth) or plan ahead to ensure your rice is ready to go! I don't find the same things happens with rice noodles but you could also soak those in some hot water before adding into the soup!
Shakshuka is a dish that most people will tell you makes a fabulous brunch dish - I also happen to think this is a great way to do "breakfast for dinner" too! This one-pan dish features peppers & zucchini for a little personality and crunch, and it can be finished with some fresh herbs and feta to really take it over the top. It's also perfect served with last-nights baguette as the sauce will bring the crusty bread back to life!
4. Half & Half Turkey Mushroom Tacos
5. Summer S'more Cake
There's something about summer that screams - I LOVE ROASTED MARSHMALLOWS!
So, to round out this list I thought we'd do something summery, chocolatey and ooey-gooey-good!
Thank You So Much for reading this far! And, for your daily votes!
Cheers! Your Favorite Chef, Gillian