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Hey there, I'm Wolfie and this is my !

My main account is @wolfie

I'm 36 and I've been since I turned 18 in 2002, with occasional forays into alternatives in recent years.

I would describe my cooking skill level as: can follow a recipe and switch ingredients according to preference/to make it veggie, but also often lacking spoons to make anything too complicated

Recent experiments in making myself cook proper meals included subscribing to , which only lasted a few weeks because some of the recipes were a lot of work (they made me cube an entire butternut squash *cries*) and their veggie options always had chilli (I have a chilli sensitivity so usually avoid if I can)

I have been using the app (See How You Eat) recently to keep track of my meals, though none of the photos are good enough to share online so I'll need to take nicer photos for future meals that I wish to post here!

So, yeah, here to share and enjoy recipes and such!

I picked up a tin of jackfruit on a whim a few weeks ago and came across it today while I was pondering what to make this evening, and a quick trip to the little Tesco got me the rest of the ingredients I needed to make something inspired by this recipe abelandcole.co.uk/recipes/jama but in the and no chilli cos I can't do spicy πŸ˜…

I used the saute/brown programme for the onions etc, some Old El Paso smoky BBQ fajita seasoning instead of jerk seasoning, and tinned tomatoes rather than fresh ones.

When the 15 min programme was down to three mins I restarted it again and left it cooking till there were a few mins left and then I stirred it up and worked on breaking up the jackfruit pieces a bit.

I then threw in a cup of rice and 2 cups of water and put on the rice programme, going back to stir a couple of times (and smell the delicious BBQ odour).

Then once the rice programme was done I stirred in a handful of baby spinach and served it up!

Pretty tasty!

Another rice one pot/instant pot meal today!

The recipe I sort of followed was this one bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/mushro

As I was making it in my instant pot I didn't follow most of the method, I used the saute/brown setting to cook the vegetables, adding the tin of tomatoes half way through the 15 min timer

I then added 1.5 cups of rice and 3 cups of water to the vegetables along with a stock cube and then put the rice setting on and left it to cook (I have a 3/4 cup that came with my instant pot so that's why those amounts of rice)

I also added a couple of cloves of garlic on the recommendation of a couple of commentors, and I had a pot of dried italian herbs rather than just rosemary

It was tasty and I served it with some garlic bread 🀀

Ah here's the Caesar salad recipe I mentioned and a photo of it from when I made it in February!
hellofresh.co.uk/recipes/super

The rest of it was tasty, but the thing I've kept making is the dressing, cos it's so simple and quick!

I finally cooked something from scratch again today! πŸšβ€‹

I used my instant pot/programmable cooker, which is definitely my favourite kitchen appliance ever

I didn't follow the rice cooking instructions in the recipe cos my cooker has a rice setting which makes the best rice I've ever made for myself!

This however did mean I didn't have any leftover rice cooking water so I just added cupfuls of water from the tap towards the end to stop it drying out too much (my cooker came with a 3/4 cup measure which is useful when following US recipes).

I also used paprika instead of cayenne cos that's what I had.

I would describe the final product as a savoury rice pudding, parmesan and lemon is always a winning combo (oh that reminds me, I should dig up the Caesar salad recipe I once got from Hello Fresh that I still regularly make the dressing, from memory) and it's definitely a simple and easy comfort food recipe I'd come back to again!

And here's the recipe:
thekitchn.com/recipe-silky-lem

I have been incredibly lazy with meals since the last recipe I shared, a few too many takeaways also, but I just had an incredibly tasty caribbean takeaway that was so good but so spicy (probably regret that), also I had a totally vegan meal!

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I finally finished off the bean mixture from the above recipe!

Yesterday for lunch I had some with one fritter (cold), an avocado and some hummus then I had the remaining three fritters (warmed in the microwave) with some of the beans and two more fried eggs

Then today for lunch I've just had the last of the beans with some hummus in a wrap, two tins of beans was definitely way too much for that meal!

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I finished off the Spaghetti Puttanesca for dinner yesterday, so today it was time to make my next new recipe of the week, Sweetcorn fritters with eggs & black bean salsa from here: bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sweetc

Changes I made: accidentally failed to buy a red pepper so missed that out, again olive oil instead of rapeseed, I used a tin of black eyed beans and one of red kidney beans that I already had instead of black beans and I fried the eggs cos I have no idea how to poach lol

It was pretty quick and simple, I thought there was way too much sweetcorn when I mixed it in to the flour mix but the cooked fritters look and taste good, also they stuck to the tray a bit cos I had no baking parchment to put on the baking tray!

The bean mixture is way more than enough for two meals, and 4 fritters was pretty filling as well, a very hearty and fresh meal!

(also I think the bean mixture is more pico de gallo than salsa, tasty either way)

First actual food post, lunch today was a garden / potato salad adapted from this recipe bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/englis with an addition of some fresh tomatoes and lettuce from my balcony, and improvised honey-mustard dressing. I made it earlier this year (thanks @veggie_wolfie ), and decided to try it out again as fresh green beans are finally in season in here and I don't have to buy imported ones.

Did not have fresh mint, unfortunately, and doesn't tick the boxes mentioned in my intro (aside from the fact that I cut in chillies, shh 🀐 ), but it was very tasty and extremely filling regardless.

First meal made with my newly acquired fresh ingredients!

I made this Spaghetti Puttanesca bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/spaghe

(changes: olive oil instead of rapeseed, no chilli, extra garlic and my spaghetti isn't wholemeal)

It was pretty quick and easy, I was able to chop and cook all the vegetables in the time it took the water to boil and the pasta to cook which was nice timing!

it also made enough for two meals so I can keep that aside for later in the week!

And it tasted good! 🍝

Don't want to spam the local timeline, but I'm excited cos my previously empty fridge is now full thanks to my grocery delivery arriving!

I put the order in a few days ago after finding a few tasty recipes to try this week, the first will be this evening so expect a post about that if it's not too much of a disaster!

First to share! Something I came up with during the covid lockdown has been turning wraps into pizza!

It's a quick and simple treat that I make with whatever pizza-suitable ingredients I have around.

Ingredients:

2 wraps
tomato pasta or bolognese sauce
grated cheese
pizza ingredients (mushrooms, sweetcorn, onions, etc)

Method:

1. preheat the oven (I put mine on 225C but it's slow to heat up, 200C is probably fine)
2. place one wrap on a pizza tray/baking sheet and spread a spoonful of pasta sauce to the edges
3. place the other wrap on top and spread with 2-3 spoonfuls of pasta sauce, leaving a gap at the edge
4. cover with grated cheese and then top with other ingredients
5. cook for 10-15 mins, checking the edges don't burn
6. slice and eat like a normal pizza!

Hey there, I'm Wolfie and this is my !

My main account is @wolfie

I'm 36 and I've been since I turned 18 in 2002, with occasional forays into alternatives in recent years.

I would describe my cooking skill level as: can follow a recipe and switch ingredients according to preference/to make it veggie, but also often lacking spoons to make anything too complicated

Recent experiments in making myself cook proper meals included subscribing to , which only lasted a few weeks because some of the recipes were a lot of work (they made me cube an entire butternut squash *cries*) and their veggie options always had chilli (I have a chilli sensitivity so usually avoid if I can)

I have been using the app (See How You Eat) recently to keep track of my meals, though none of the photos are good enough to share online so I'll need to take nicer photos for future meals that I wish to post here!

So, yeah, here to share and enjoy recipes and such!

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