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Meal Planners : Making the most flavour from your ingredients

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We know it can be hard to be organised about your meals, so to help we have put together some meal inspiration ideas for the week. With just a dollop of a Belazu ingreidients, you can liven up an ordinary mid-week meal into something special. You can choose to go by the book with the recipes below, or make it you own with what's left in your larder.

 

Most of these recipes are for 4 people, so they are a great option for lunch the next day as well.

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Monday

Breakfast:

Porridge with apples & Tahini

Dinner:

Baked Orzo

 

Inspiration:

Porridge is a great recipe to cook in the evening, then reheat in the mornings for breakfast. With drizzles of Tahini and honey making it a sure success with the family, double up the recipe so you can have again and again! If you don't have berries, bananas or other seasonal fruit will pack as much flavour. Tahini can be used to make energy balls to keep you going through the week.

 

This baked orzo recipe is warm, hearty, and has very limited washing up which ideal for mid-week! Vegan Basil Pesto adds a lovely freshness, but if you fancied a tomato base, Tomato & Sage or spicy Rose Harissa Pesto would work just as well.

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Tuesday

Breakfast:

Yoghurt & Granola

Dinner:

Pappardelle Pasta

 

Inspiration:

Granola is one of those things that is far easier to make than perhaps people realise. This recipe can be used as a template, so customise it to your liking, or whatever is in your cupboard, by using different nuts, seeds and spices, even roasted oats with honey will work! Date Molasses is used instead of honey or maple syrup, but you can also use Sour Cherry Molasses, or whatever sweet syrup you think would work from your cupboard.

Pasta is a nice easy start to the week. Just a few veggies, a bag of pasta and a jar of one of our pestos, you can make this meal your own with veggies from your fridge. Use pesto from the previous day to avoid food waste.

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Wednesday

Breakfast:

Cheesy Croissants

Dinner:

Steamed Cod

 

Inspiration

Croissants with an extra dollop of flavour and tangy cheese, these can be stuffed with bacon, onions, tomatoes or whatever needs using up. Cheese left over from you pasta would also be a good option to use.

 

Steamed code is light and healthy, with tomatoes, thyme and chickpeas for added freshness and flavour. If you would prefer a bit something a bit more herby, use either  a basil pesto.

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Thursday

Breakfast:

Omelettes with Wild Mushroom Pesto 

Dinner: 

Chicken Shawarma Wraps

 

Inspiration

These recipes are healthy, easy and completely customisable to your taste.  For the omelette, fill with whatever greens or veggies you have in the fridge. Eggs are a breakfast staple and can be finished on a weekend breakfast with hash browns. Wild Mushroom Pesto from the first day can be reused here.

Just 4 easy steps to this chicken shawarma wrap. Customise with your own fillings. If you don't have any Shawarma Paste, Apricot Harissa, Tagine Paste, or a jar of your choice would work just as well! This recipe is a great one for leftover lunches too.

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Friday

 

Breakfast: 

Eggs & Hash Browns

Dinner:

7 Ingredient Pizza 

 

Inspiration

The eggs you have left from the omelette are a great start to a Friday breakfast! Celebrate the start of the weekend by adding hash browns (and even bacon) to your dish. Our original recipe also includes Smoked Chilli Ketchup, but don't be afraid to use something else if you don't have it, like Ve-Du-Ya Paste or even a pesto of your choosing. 

 

7 ingredient Pizza is one of our most visited recipes - simple, easy and only 7 steps to a finished pizza. Perfect if you have friends round, you can make it to your taste by adding your own toppings (again, Ve-Du-Ya is a real crowd pleaser for spice lovers). Why not use some left over veggies from earlier recipes, like tomatoes from the cod or courgette from the pasta dish on Monday. 

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Fried buffalo mozzarella sandwich with Traditional Genovese Pesto

Finishing Everything Up

We can't think of a better way to use up leftovers than smothering them with cheese! Any left over veggies or cooked meats Great with left over pestos, or pastes like Ezme Mezze, Tagine, Apricot Harissa or Ve-Du-Ya.

 

A lovely Autumn warmer on cold rainy days, to keep you going when your working from home.

Buy the Ingredients

Apricot Harissa

Apricot Harissa

Middle Eastern spice paste with sweet apricot, ras el hanout and a chilli kick

Ve-du-ya

Ve-du-ya

Rich and hot blend of Calabrian chillies and sweet peppers.

Tagine paste

Tagine paste

Smoked paprika and pickled lemons add a bold complex flavour to this Moroccan classic. Use it to add depth to any one pot dish, the classic tagine being just one example.

Wild Mushroom Pesto

Wild Mushroom Pesto

Earthy mushrooms with a rich and creamy mascarpone, for an easy way to add luxury to home cooking.

Early Harvest Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Early Harvest Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Single varietal, stone crushed, cold extracted, Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from the first Arbequina olives of the season.

Tomato and Sage Pesto

Tomato and Sage Pesto

A warm, sweet blend of semi-dried tomatoes, pecorino and sage.

Rose Harissa Pesto

Rose Harissa Pesto

Our award-winning Rose Harissa blended with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs to create a vegan pesto Storage Condition: Ambient, keep chilled once opened

Vegan Basil Pesto

Vegan Basil Pesto

A vegan take on our classic Genovese pesto, perfect for adding a fresh basil kick to recipes.

Sour cherry molasses

Sour cherry molasses

100% sour cherry molasses perfect for drizzling over baked aubergines or adding to marinades.

Shawarma

Shawarma

Persian spice paste with warming ginger, turmeric and fiery chilli.