Review of Meat-Free March
Tuesday, 6 April 2010 | Admin
I thought it would be worthwhile to post a little review of my 'Meat-Free March'. Generally we all really enjoyed the challenge of going meat-free for a month although it has to be said, some meals were enjoyed more than others by all the family. Week 2 was my least favourite week. Don't get me wrong most of the meals were lovely, but they generally involved using more saucepans than I'd prefer mid-week. And I was completely OVER the whole fishy/dairy thing pretty quickly.
The gorgeous Thai Fishcakes from www.thekitchenrevolution.co.uk were beautiful. They were the right texture and consistency, didn't break up in the pan and tasted fabulous. The dipping sauce to go with them was amazing, tangy, sweet, sour - it's making my mouth water just remembering it! They used tinned salmon and didn't need any mash, so were really quick to prepare - again great for a mid-week dinner. Unfortunately the link doesn't work any longer to provide the recipe - but buy the book, it's a fantastic feast of great dinner ideas.
Generally all our meals were well received by everyone, however this Paella was a doddle to make (one saucepan...can you see a theme??) and the kids enjoyed it very much too. We had it for Sunday lunch but it would also be fabulous mid-week. The big prawns we had were juicy and even my 18 month old enjoyed chomping her way through them.