Greetings beloved readers, and I hope all of you had a very happy and peaceful holiday period and are now raring to get the New Year going in earnest. Whatever your resolutions, I wish you the very best of luck with them. If you haven't made any - you are a stronger man than I!
This week's meal plan is brought to you by the word "comfort". I've picked dishes that are soft and soothing and perfect for digestive systems getting over the late December excesses. And all of them perfectly diet friendly with a few tweaks - losing weight has never been, for me anyway, dependent on eating salad alone.
Twice baked jacket potatoes with ham and goats' cheese
Creamy spiced Dahl topped with a soft boiled egg and served with flatbreads
Soup and garlic bread
Pasta Bolognese bake
Corned beef with parsley sauce and root vegetable mash
You see? Comfort food of the highest order - in some cases (hello, fish pie) going right back to the nursery. All of it delicious though.
Still to come this week - an interesting lunch at Pollent Street Social and 2016 goal setting. Happy eating in the meantime!