Introducing Saskia from One Equals Two
When I worked at Martha Stewart we looked into how families plan their meals for the week. The upshot was that meal planning can be rather haphazard, which can lead to poor nutritional choices and food waste. Enter Saskia’s blog! One Equals Two provides tasty, gorgeous recipes that create two family-friendly meals for the effort of one. Not only is this extremely practical and useful, Saskia serves up the recipes with beautiful photos, pun-tastic headlines and charming prose. Plus, she is one of the nicest people going around, so reading her blog is like sitting around the kitchen table with an old friend. Read on and let Saskia inspire you to be more organised.
Hi! I’m Saskia Ericson from One Equals Two. I’m a huge fan of Amelia’s beautiful blog, not to mention her food ethos and gorgeous photography, so when she kindly asked me to guest post here on Simple Provisions I couldn’t have been happier.
I’m a graphic designer by day, running a small studio with my husband; and frenzied blogger by night (and early morning)! I’m also a passionate cook and have developed my own recipes for many years.
My pet hate is food waste, and I’ve attempted to address this by sharing the joy of planned-overs (planned leftovers) on my blog. Although leftovers rock, and are not at all deserving of their daggy reputation; there are usually never quite enough to create an entire second meal, and they often languish in the back of the fridge. Planned-overs on the other hand are made to be transformed into a complete second meal in a flash. By adding a few fresh ingredients and a splash of creativity, you can get twice as much out of your preparation; saving time, money and energy!
I’m thrilled to share one of my favourite family meals with you, one that aligns with Simple Provisions philosophy of uncomplicated cooking; a simple yet completely delicious Teriyaki Beef Donburi (rice bowl). Black quinoa is mixed with the rice, which not only adds texture and a good nutritional wallop, but also converts notoriously high GI white sushi rice into a dish plugged with healthy slow-release energy. My sons refer to this concoction as ‘spotty rice’.
The components can be prepared and served at the table on separate plates, for diners to assemble. Please feel free to customise. Shelled edamame and leftover roasted sweet potato are lovely additions.
Preparing double the rice and extra beef and asparagus requires no additional time, and you’ll be left with the ingredients for whipping up a batch of delicious sushi rolls the next day. These can be quickly assembled in the morning for school and/or work lunch boxes. Alternatively, the sushi rolls make for a light yet satisfying dinner the following night, and they’re ideal picnic fare too. Enjoy! Continue reading