Cook once eat twice march 2017 – searching for spice

Welcome to March’s Cook Once Eat Twice and the February round up. Homemade meatball sub recipe February has been a great month with 26 delicious entries that just as good to eat the next day! Thank you so all of you who joined in and shared your recipes.

There were of course lots of soups and stews to suit the chilly time of year including plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch As Valentine’s Day is in February, chocolate has been a theme too with three gorgeous chocolate recipes, two of them brownies! There’s also a choice of two pies, some amazing American pancakes and a super healthy gluten free granola.

The linky for March is at the bottom of the page.


Homemade italian spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch Please come back soon and share all your cook once eat twice recipes.

From left to right: The first entry was this gorgeous Mexican lamb stew by Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie. Best homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch And if you like lamb, Eb has loads of delicious lamb recipes on her site at the moment so do take a look.

Next was Nico from Yumsome with a beautiful vegan quick ‘n’ easy tom yam soup. Homemade pasta sauce recipe from scratch If you’re craving soup and want to be reminded of summer holidays then this would be just the recipe!

Nico also linked up these decadent looking vegan salted caramel chocolate pots! I can’t help craving chocolate looking at these!

My own cook once eat twice choice was next: a butternut squash and spinach curry. Homemade spaghetti sauce without meat recipes I have to say it’s absolutely delicious and perfect for a meatless meal.

I love pasta so was delighted to learn about a traditional Greek version, hilopites, from Shaheen at A2K – A Seasonal Veg Table. Homemade spaghetti sauce with meat recipe This vegetarian Greek hilopites pasta with saffron looks perfect for a comforting winter meal!

Another real comfort food dish would be Shaheen’s vegetarian Greek Cypriot shepherd’s pie with feta mint mash. How to make homemade meatballs recipe I especially like the sound of that tasty mash on the top!

Who can resist a good brownie? I can’t and would love to try these cream cheese frosted gingersnap brownies by Jhuls at The Not So Creative Cook.

I’d also love Jhuls’ chicken, spinach flatbread wraps with grilled pineapple salsa. Homemade italian spaghetti meat sauce recipe The wraps are homemade too and the whole meal sounds so delicious and healthy!

I’d also love to try Jhuls’ Sriracha ramen noodle soup. How to make homemade turkey meatballs It’s definitely still soup weather here and this would make a delicious warming meal!

It may not be Valentine’s Day any more but if you’re looking for delicious vegan recipe ideas then there are 25 fantastic plant based recipes in this post by Nico at Yumsome. How many calories in homemade spaghetti and meatballs Do take a look!

Then Eb from Easy Peasy Foodie shared this gorgeous curried shepherd’s pie with sweet potato mash. Grandma's homemade italian sauce and meatballs recipes Definitely a great recipe to feed a hungry family!

Brownies were clearly popular this month and I am also tempted by these hazelnut and white chocolate brownies by Debbie at Proper Foodie.

Debbie at Proper Foodie also shared a gorgeous comfort food dish of haddock dauphinoise with Cypriot potatoes. How to make homemade swedish meatballs I really would love this on a cold winter’s day!

Next was Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie with a pork and sweet potato chilli con carne. Homemade meatballs no breadcrumbs It’s so easy to make and would make a perfect midweek meal.

Then there were two gorgeous pies. Homemade sweet and sour meatballs in crockpot First was a homity pie by Angela at Only Crumbs Remain. Homemade swedish meatballs in crockpot I love the sound of the cheesy leek and potato filling!

I love pies and could eat pie for dessert too so would happily follow it up with this placatory pregnancy apple pie by Jenny at Apply to Face Blog. Italian homemade meatballs recipe Jenny’s blog will definitely make you laugh so do take a look if you haven’t already discovered it!

Next up was a spicy Moroccan chickpea soup by Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie. Homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs and sausage Such a simple recipe but I warn you, you’ll probably end up with a case of serious blender envy!

Then I had more appliance envy as Kirsty from Hijacked by Twins shared a gorgeous cottage pie topped with butternut squash. Homemade meatballs in tomato sauce Another healthy and delicious recipe!

This was followed by a leek and potato dumpling stew by Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes. Homemade ground beef meatball recipe I love how healthy and green it looks!

Monika also shared a delicious low fat mushroom chicken dish. Homemade meatballs recipe jamie oliver A perfect choice for a healthy midweek meal!

I love the crunchy ham topping on the next recipe by Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins. Italian spaghetti meat sauce recipe homemade This root vegetable broth with pearl barley sounds delicious and the ham is an inspired idea to finish it off!

Then Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie contributed an easy cider, cream and mustard pork recipe. Healthy homemade meatballs The creamy mustard and cider sauce sounds just right for pork!

Then there was an eye-catching stack of beautiful American pancakes by Debbie at Proper Foodie. Homemade meatball sauce sweet and sour Not only do these mascarpone and passion fruit ones look amazing, if you go to her blog you’ll find recipes for caramelised banana and Nutella ones, toffee sauce and healthy pancakes all in the same post!

Then Caroline from Caroline Makes shared some lovely chicken and chorizo filo parcels. Homemade swedish meatballs crockpot We often have meals with chicken and chorizo in so these would definitely suit us. Homemade spaghetti sauce with sausage Those parcels look lovely and crisp too!

Next Choclette from Tin and Thyme shared some amazingly crispy looking air fryer carrot falafels with tahini sauce. Healthy homemade turkey meatballs This is definitely another recipe I’d love to eat.

Finally there was a gorgeous gluten free apple pie granola by Kate, the Gluten Free Alchemist. Homemade spaghetti sauce in crockpot I’d enjoy this with yoghurt for breakfast or as a healthy refined sugar free snack at any time of day!

Now of course I also made one of the entries from last month. Homemade spaghetti sauce crock pot fresh tomatoes I have to say that I was so struck by the creamy broccoli and cannellini bean soup made by Kate at the Veg Space that I just had to have a go at it myself. Homemade spaghetti sauce in crockpot with fresh tomatoes It was every bit as delicious as I was hoping it would be and it felt so healthy too. Homemade spaghetti sauce with italian sausage and ground beef And here it is:

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• The closing date is the 28th of the month and the roundup along with the next month’s linky will be posted on the 1st of the following month.

Wow what a round up Corina, such a huge array of amazing winter recipes. Homemade spaghetti sauce with sausage recipe I have to confess I’ve never heard of hilopites which Shaheen used – I definitely need to check that out! And I just love how vibrant green your soup is that you made from Kate’s recipe.

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