simple suppers

October 15, 2011 at 5:53 pm 11 comments

Jacket potatoes are a favourite in our house, particularly on days when you don’t have the energy for cooking but still want to eat healthily.  At this time of year we’re able to use our home-grown Robinta potatoes which produce the most fabulous crispy skins and are wonderful topped with other allotment veggies:  oven roasted cherry tomatoes, beetroot tops sauteed with a little garlic and steamed carrots.
A simple supper guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied in more ways than one.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. greg becker  |  October 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Excellent! and weird because I was just thinking about you, and how you are getting on. Looks like your eating some good healthy food, like the beetroot tops.

  • 2. Janet/Plantaliscious  |  October 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Looks both beautiful and tasty.

  • 3. Jacqueline  |  October 16, 2011 at 8:13 am

    That has my mouth watering, look at the colours. Oh dear *drool*.

  • 4. Joanna  |  October 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Lovely supper – bright cheerful and tasty too – I love baked spuds ! x Joanna

  • 5. Nip it in the bud  |  October 18, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Greg – we’re good thanks, very proud parents already when the midwife said the baby is ‘perfect’ at our appointment today.
    We still have some beets in the ground but it’s unlikely the bulbs are going to grow anymore so beetroot tops may well become a regular feature our plates.

    Janet – you can certainly feel the vitamin zing when eating colourful allotment veg

    Jac – I think I could live quite happily off jacket spuds like this

    Joanna – it’s turning chilly here now so just the sort of warm and nourishing dinner I want

    • 6. greg becker  |  October 19, 2011 at 9:22 am

      excellent, good to hear all is going well – keep eating the greens!

  • 7. Jennifer  |  October 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Hello Nic, I hope you don’t mind, but I have borrowed an image from your blog, it is of a hawthorne spike, to illustrate a post I have just written. So glad to have found your blog, and your lovely recipes, and I will absolutely be trying the saucy haw ketchup!

    • 8. Nip it in the bud  |  October 19, 2011 at 10:12 am

      Hi Jennifer, thats fine and thanks for letting me know. They’re lethal hawthorn spikes!
      cheerio, N

  • 9. Lynne  |  October 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Ooh, that looks really nice, amd I have to admit to being a raging carnivore, so it must be good! x

  • 10. jenny  |  October 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    hee hee – here’s to lots more jacket spud moobar meals!! xxx

  • 11. Nip it in the bud  |  October 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Lynne – G loves his meat too but when veggies taste this good even he is happy to go without

    Jen – here here. Looking forward to our moobar roast on Sunday :o)


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