Being chief cook and bottle washer, I try to provide healthy food for the family – lots of fresh produce and vegetables. But when accepted opinion on what is healthy keeps changing, it’s not always easy. I’d just bought a supply of chorizo to make a Jamie Oliver meal when a report came out saying it could be carcinogenic.
Here’s what I provided this week.
Tuesday night I used aJamie Oliver recipe for chicken with chorizo. Chicken thighs, roasted pepper, sunflower oil, tomatoes, black olives, onion, garlic, rosemary, lemon peel, chorizo, chicken stock, along with roasted parsnip and roasted pumpkin with herbs. Secret ingredient was a little funghi porcini olive oil to keep the pasta moist. Mostly good ingredients, I think. Only a small portion of chorizo each.
Wednesday was based on a Weightwatcher recipe, with some added ingredients. Boil pasta and broccoli together for a few minutes, empty into baking dish and add cheese sauce (flour, butter, milk, nutmeg), layer with tomatoes and basil, add sliced chorizo de Pamplona, top with grated cheese and bake. Also green peppers with halloumi cheese and mixed herbs. Mostly good, with the sliced chorizo being quite thin – it adds a lot to the taste.
Thursday was my own recipe for pork belly, chorizo and black pudding thick goulash. Ingredients were pork belly, chorizo, black pudding, chickpeas, onions, garlic, celery, both picante and dulce pimenton de la vera, multigrain tortilla chips (flax, sesame seed and quinoa). Not shown was pumpkin soup and olive bread. Hmm – some processed meats.
Friday was quite healthy, I hope. Baked salmon with ndiwo za masamba and new potatoes. Parsley sauce on the salmon.