About once a week, I travel to another city after work (by train) to have dinner with a friend. Because I arrive pretty late we don't want to cook from scratch. He loves to eat and I love to cook so I offered to bring dinner, and he provides the wine.
Because I go there straight form work, I bring something that I made earlier in the week and froze. Because of limited space in my bag, I don't want a lot of different containers with different dishes. So far I've brought minestrone-type soups (made into a meal with bread and salad), chili, and pasta sauces (we cook the pasta on the night and heat the sauce - ragu Bolognese or meatballs in tomato sauce is what I've made so far).
I'm getting tired of these tomato-based sauces and could use some ideas for either:
non tomato- pasta sauces that have both vegetables and protein,
soups and stews that are not too much like minestrone or lentil soups and that are a meal in itself (maybe with an easy starch added like rice, pasta, or couscous.
I'm very much a 'buy fresh stuff every day, cook it and eat it' kind of cook, I hardly ever cook for the freezer (and hate left overs)... so I need some inspiration!