Grilled Steak with Rice Tabbouleh 

  
Another winner from Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Superfoods- love the rice! I served with roasted Brussels sporuts.

Ingredients:
3/4 c brown rice
½ a bunch mint, chopped
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
2 spring onions, sliced thin
1 lemon
Olive oil
½ pomegranate, seeds only
1/4 c shelled unsalted toasted pistachios
7 oz roasted peeled red peppers, jarred
7 oz fillet steak
1/4 c feta cheese, crumbled

Cook the rice according to package, drain and put into a bowl. Stir herb, Pom seeds, onions, lemon zest and juice, 1 tbsp of oil and a pinch of black pepper. 

Heat a grill o high heat.

Drain the peppers, open them out and grill on both sides, then remove to a plate. Rub a little oil and a pinch of sea salt and pepper into the steak, then griddle for 2 to 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, turning every minute, or until cooked to your liking. Rest the steak for a couple of minutes on top of peppers. Toss the steak and peppers in the resting juices, slice up the steak, add both to the platter and crumble over the feta. 

Serves 2. 

Pasta with Tomatoes and Baked Ricotta

  
This is from Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Superfood, with a few changes from yours truly.

Ingredients:
Olive oil
½ a bunch of fresh thyme
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp dried chili peppers
1 lemon
1 lb cherry tomatoes
8 oz ricotta cheese
8 oz pasta
4 handfuls of arugula
1/4 c kalamata olives, halved
Drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Pour 3 tbsp of oil into a small bowl. Finely grate in the lemon zest, add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, and mix together. Place the cherry tomatoes in a 12–x 16-inch baking dish. Rub the flavored oil all over the ricotta and place in the center of the dish, then gently rub the remaining oil over the tomatoes. Add a splash of water to the dish, place in the oven, and roast for 45 minutes.

With 10 minutes to go, cook the spaghetti in a pan of boiling salted water according to the package instructions.
Lift the ricotta out of the baking dish, then shake the tomatoes off the vines, discarding the stalks. Add half a cup of pasta water to the dish and gently shake to loosen all the sticky goodness from the base. Drain the pasta and toss into the dish with a squeeze of juice, then break that ricotta over the top. Sprinkle over the arugula and olives toss together well, then serve with a drizzle of balsamic.

Serves 2.