I love going out for meals in this cornucopia of a city. In fact, the sheer numbers and the diversity of the restaurants here is definitely in my top five favourite parts of living in Toronto.
Sadly, as I have yet to come up with a brilliant, non-degrading way to have someone else pay for all my meals, I have to come up with ways to balance out my restaurant spending.
So I’m Obsessed with finding cheap, quick and (sometimes) healthy(ish) recipes to make at home and take to work to save on lunches.
Recently I’ve been all over the simple, yet filling and flavourful three-ingredient combination of leeks, pancetta and chickpeas. So quick, and so tasty! Who knew!?
2 large leeks, cleaned and chopped
150g diced pancetta
1 tin chickpeas
White wine for sautéing and cayenne pepper for seasoning.
Throw diced pancetta in a pan, and cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes while prepping the leeks.
Add leeks and a splash of white wine (if you like – and I definitely do!) and saute until leeks are soft.
Add chickpeas and a pinch or two of cayenne powder and devour when chickpeas are hot!
Easy Peasy, as my mom would say.
(now I’m inspired to find a great recipe with peas to share so I can make that the title)
Do you guys have any tried-and-true money and time-saving recipes that get you through the week?