Posts in Dinner
Easy cheesy mushrooms

With just three ingredients and cooked in 15 minutes, these tasty mushrooms are a regular standby for me if I need to rustle something up quickly. Plus you can vary what you use as a topping depending on what’s in the cupboard or needs using up in the fridge. And they’re very forgiving with the oven temperature if you’ve got something already in the oven cooking.

Serve them with sweet potato wedges and salad and if there’s any left over you can slice them up as a filling for a pitta or on top of a salad with a dollop of hummus for lunch the next day. Midlifemenu.com/recipes/cheesy-mushrooms

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Garlicky herby quinoa

Quinoa is a great alternative to heavier carbs like pasta and rice, plus it’s full of protein which helps fill you up and keep your energy levels balanced. But it’s bland on it’s own without any ‘pepping’ up - in fact one of my friends has decided she doesn’t like it because it’s so tasteless…but I’m on a mission to prove her wrong with this recipe! Feel free to add your own variations so long as it’s got plenty of flavour. midlifemenu.com/recipes/quinoa

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Cauliflower mash

I’ve been a bit slow to embrace the cauliflower alternatives. This was mainly because I was only trying cauliflower rice and not adding any spices to zing it up a bit (check out the cauliflower rice ideas). I found it all a bit bland. But now I’m a convert - flavour it up a bit and it’s great, especially as per this picture where I’ve put it on top of a shepherd’s pie mix. midlifemenu.com/recipes/cauliflower-mash

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Super simple grilled salmon

Fish cooks really quickly making it ideal for a mid-week dinner. You can easily get this meal on the table within about 20 minutes including all prep and serving too.  And if you double the ingredients you can take the extra for lunch the next day. This saves time and stress in the morning trying to organise a packed lunch. Plus it ensures you've got a healthy lunch too.  midlifemenu.com/recipes/simple-grilled-salmon

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