FOOD & DRINK / WHAT SHOULD I HAVE FOR DINNER?

"What do you want for dinner?"

... isn't that the most dreaded question ever? My mum used to ask my brother and I every morning on the way to school and we would respond with either shrugs or 'ermmmmmmmmmm I dunno, anything'. Not the most helpful of answers, I know, but sometimes its tricky. This is not helped by the fact that I'm the most indecisive person evaaaaaaar.

I'm a bit of a nightmare when it comes to cooking. I absolutely love to cook and when I have the time (and energy), I can whip up a really great meal - in my opinion anyway, but I haven't killed anyone yet so I'm sticking to it. 

Despite that, I can easily get pretty slack with dinners, especially now I'm cooking for one (don't worry, the violin isn't coming out!) But yeah, I tend to fall back on the trusty box of cereal or quick an easy beans on toast when I just can't be bothered to think about what to eat for dinner. Bit silly.

I've decided it's time to snap out of it and start making a conscious effort to cook more in the evenings. As I said, cooking is a big passion of mine and I have countless and countless recipe books lying around at home so I'm going to put them to good use. 

To prove to you that I'm at least trying, here's a meal I made this week taking inspiration from one of Jamie Oliver's recipes; it was delicious, nutritious and so quick and easy to rustle up.

Peace out to any vegetarians / vegans but I'm a massive chicken fan; grilled, roasted, deep fried (especially) - it's allllll good and it's definitely a go-to ingredient because it's so versatile. The dinner I made was pretty simple because if I'm honest, the last thing I want to do on a weeknight is slave away for hours in front of the stove, but it's great to know that with just a few ingredients and some clock watching, you can create something mouth watering. 

INGREDIENTS:

1 chicken breast 

A few rashers of pancetta 

Spelt

Green beans 

Asparagus 

Broccoli

Cherry tomatoes 

Garlic

A slash of balsamic and seasoning

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Wanna know the best thing about this dish? Minimal washing up because you can just bung it all into one oven dish. Winnnnnning.

However, apart from making you hungry, I thought I'd link you to some easy dinner recipes for when you're feeling stuck for ideas. 

Spring Risotto

Loaded Mexican-Style Sweet Potato Skins

Cashew Pesto Pasta

Quick Lamb Tagine

Falafel Wraps

Stir Fried Barley w/ Chicken & Bok Choy

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P.S. If anyone fancies cooking for me anytime soon, I'm very much game. That's open to you too mum - please and thank you.

xo