Ten at Ten: Quick Midweek Meals


10 super quick midweek recipes

Each Friday at 10am we invite a Foodies100 member to share their favourite ten posts with us. If you’d like to share some of your favourite reads then get in touch with our editor Alison at foodies100@fleaenterprises.com. You’ll get a link back to your own site and other social platforms, as well as the opportunity to introduce yourself to a bunch of new readers.

This week, Nazima and Pierre from Franglais Kitchen have chosen some of their favourite ideas for quick midweek meals. Nazima and Pierre have two young children (les Petit Franglets) and have been blogging about their family food for the last two years. They are passionate about fresh and seasonal food and have started a small vegetable patch in their garden to get the children inspired and involved. You will find recipes for entertaining and for everyday on their blog as well as a handy flavour matching tool if you need inspiration on what to cook.

Over to Nazima and Pierre…

Whatever our best intentions, we all suffer a slump in energy and creativity when it comes to midweek meals, so we looked around to see what some of the fabulous Foodies100 bloggers have on offer to inspire us. We found some quick, easy meals so you can spend more time enjoying the mild September evenings and less time slaving over a hot stove after a long day.


  • Supper can be in the table in 20 minutes with this speedy made-from-scratch teriyaki from Helen at Fuss Free Flavours. You can adapt for chicken, fish or tofu. The sauce is easy to make and looks delicious.
  • We loved this quick midweek pasta salad from Jac at Tinned Tomatoes, full of bright colours and flavours, this is not a claggy mayo heavy salad, but a fresh and light one that takes as long to prepare as it does for your pasta to cook.
  • Simple flavours of lemon and fresh herbs combine to make a very tasty and speedy mid-week pasta dish. We like this recipe from Sally at My Custard Pie.
  • Kavey has this courgette and goat cheese frittata – healthy and seasonal, a lovely combination of flavours – tangy creamy goat cheese and the light sweetness of courgettes.
  • chicken curry is a dish that can be prepared fairly quickly, and this one from Stuart at Cakeyboi uses some store cupboard ingredients to inject lots of flavour – peanut butter, mango chutney and coconut milk.
  • Continuing on the curry theme, this super speedy tikka masala from Becca at Amuse your Bouche can be made in just 20 minutes, and you can use the protein of your choice – chicken, paneer, chickpeas and Quorn all work well.
  • Michelle at Greedy Gourmet has a beautiful looking Greek salad recipe, with some great tips on prepping it ahead.
  • Dips are perfect for perking up a main meal. You could whizz up this sweet potato hummus from Urvashi at Botanical Baker, and top with grilled fish or summer veg.
  • This easy peasy noodle stir fry from Louisa at Eat Your Veg is another dish that you can adapt and customize with vegetables and protein of your choice and a great way to use up veggies lurking in the fridge.
  • Ready inside 15 minutes, Sarah at Maison Cupcake’s linguine ham and olives can be made in single portions or big batches alike. Incidentally Sarah and Katie of Feeding Boys and a Firefighter run a monthly linky, called speedy suppers – check it out if you want more inspiration.


Thanks to Nazima and Pierre! There’s no excuse now not to be eating like royalty midweek. Don’t forget to follow Franglais Kitchen on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

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