Hello everyone. My name is Jo and I'm from Jo's Kitchen. Today, Nora has kindly invited me to do the Wednesday round -up and I would like to thank her for the opportunity. It is much appreciated. I thought I would do something slightly different as I know some people are trying to get fitter and healthier for 2010, therefore I split this post into two: first part will be for those trying to be healthy and the second part will be for those who do not want to be quite so healthy. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the post, so lets get going.
For everyone trying to be healthy, you could not do any better then starting your day with a granola and berry smoothie and for lunch, why not have this spicy parsnip and apple soup or this Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup with Pesto Tortelloni or you could try a winter salad if soup is not your thing. For dinner, you could try a winter warmer stew, just the thing for the weather we are currently having in the UK at the moment! Classic Pot -Au-Feu will also keep you warm on a winter's night. You could have creamy butternut squash polenta with spicy wilted spinach as a side dish or Thai Pineapple fried rice.
For those of being not quite so healthy, you could take to work for your lunch a muffuletta sandwich and for pudding, you could have peanut butter and blueberry shortbread bars. For dinner, you could start with sausage and cheddar stuffed jalapeño poppers and for your main, you could choose between lamb pasanda or broccoli cheese pasta casserole . For sweet treats to snack on during the day, look no further than earl grey cookies, choccy choccy pudding or cherry and ginger cream scones. Whichever route you take, healthy or not so healthy, you have lots of choice out there in the world wide web and this is only a small selection.
That is it for me today. I would like to thank Nora again for this lovely opportunity and I hope you have enjoyed reading this post as much as I have enjoyed writing it and researching for it.
Thank you for reading :-)