From instant pot potato soup to cedar plank cooked salmon, take a look at what I eat in a weekend.
This weekend I went to a farmer’s market (which I haven’t done in so long!) so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share what I made with all the yummy foods I picked up. Take a look at what I eat in a weekend!
For Saturday’s breakfast, I picked up some delicious seeded bagels which I toasted and topped with cream cheese and sliced tomato. I also sprinkled some fresh dill and some of this Everything But The Bagel seasoning over it. I got it in my Trader Joe’s haul and it just adds that extra bit of flavour. Since I also picked up fresh peaches at the farmers market, I decided to slice some up and serve them on the side too. I totally wish I’d had some smoked salmon to add to this breakfast – it would have been even more delicious!
Pro tip: To keep herbs fresh for longer, add them to a jar with a little bit of water and then cover them with a produce bag or one of these reusable silicone bags. You can then pop it in the fridge, switch out the water every now and again and your herbs will stay fresh for weeks!
Sunday was super busy, so I wanted a nice quick breakfast. I decided to make a green smoothie using kale and swiss chard from our garden. I also had another bagel with cream cheese, because those bagels are just too delicious not to.
The farmer’s market had the most amazing chocolate chip cookies! I believe that you can enjoy sweet treats in moderation, and this was definitely a treat. If you’re in the mood to make some healthier chocolate chip cookies, I have the bestrecipe right here.
I also opted for a bowl of organic golden flakes cereal as a snack. Fun fact: I almost never eat cereal for breakfast! And for another extra special treat, I got a delicious homemade apple pie from the farmer’s market, which I heated up. It was so good!
On Sunday, we visited friends and just had an arrangement of delicious snacks like grapes, crackers and hummus.
For Saturday’s lunch, the obvious choice after a farmer’s market haul was to create a charcuterie board! If you don’t know what they are, I have a whole guide on how to make the perfect charcuterie board right here. They’re the perfect option for when you have guests round, and it’s so quick and easy to whip up. For today’s board I included grapes, peaches, garlic cheese, toasted rye bread with a little butter, cucumber dill salad with vinegar and salt and pepper, salami and stuffed olives. I also included some leftover salad from last night’s dinner, which included grilled red onions, peppers, tomatoes and vinaigrette.
On Sunday I decided to use the potatoes I got from the farmer’s market and my new Instant Pot to make a potato and leek soup! I roughly followed this guide, but I used my own recipe which you can find in my cookbook. It’s one of Mr Matt’s favourite meals and it’s super easy to make. 7 minutes in the instant pot and it turned out perfectly. I then just used my immersion blender to blend it up and it made enough to last us the week. This was also a super easy recipe to make for Sage – I just left out the salt for her.
If you’re interested in how to use an Instant Pot, this is the video I watched to help me out!
Pro tip: Leeks can get really sandy inside, so make sure you wash them well! To cook, I like to chop off the dark ends. They’re very woody and full of flavour, so perfect for something like a stock. Then you can slice the remaining leeks lengthwise so that you can see all the layers, and that makes it much easier to rinse them out properly.
Saturday’s dinner was salmon, and it was so delicious and flavourful! I just rubbed the fillets with olive oil, sprinkled salt and pepper on top (including some fancy smoked salt), and topped with lemon and dill. To cook them I tried something new. I got my cedar plank which I’d soaked in water for two hours and placed the plank with the salmon on top on the BBQ (preheated to 350F). Then you just let it do it’s thing until it’s cooked, which took us about 15 minutes. It turned out so flaky, and we paired the salmon with a pasta salad.
On Sunday we were with friends and had the most amazing spread! We had breaded zucchini flowers stuffed with vegan cheese. On the BBQ we cooked up some chicken, zucchini, tomatoes and onions, and then we served it all up with pasta salad. We also had a delicious peach cobbler and tea for dessert.
There you have it – What I Eat In A Weekend! I hope that this helps to give you some inspiration and meal ideas.
What are your favourite Instant Pot recipes? I’d love to know, so leave them in the comments below!