OH! Another day, another meal, you wonder what to cook, that’s interesting to eat and look! How many times do we enter the kitchen and roll our eyes upwards?
Here are some easy to cook recipes for your family which tastes just as good as they look. Ample opportunity to use seasonal vegetables and ingredients. Stir that ladle, whip up an exciting dish and chase your kitchen blues away.
GARLIC VEGETABLE MEDLEY
200 grams broccoli;
4 sticks of celery cleaned;
25 grams butter mashed
1 clove crushed garlic.
Cut the broccoli into small florets and finely slice the celery. Melt the butter in a large pan with the garlic and add the vegetables. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes, then cover the pan and cook gently for a further 2-3 minutes before serving.
Goodness quotient : Broccoli is a very good source of calcium, vitamins C and A. Butter increases deliciousness and also adds to the total calories.
CUCUMBER AND YOGURT SOUP
1 large cucumber;
1 tbsp olive oil;
1 small onion, chopped;
2 ½ cups hot vegetable stock;
grated, peel and juice of ½ lemon;
1tbsp fresh chopped dill;
1/3 cup of thick plain yogurt;
salt and pepper to taste.
Cut a 2 inch piece of cucumber, then chop remainder. Put oil in a pan, add onion and cook gently until soft. Add chopped cucumber, stock, lemon peel and juice. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until cucumber is tender. Puree in a blender, turn into a bowl and cool. Stir in half the yogurt and chill.
Check seasoning, then thinly slice the reserved piece of cucumber. Serve the soup, garnish with thin slices of cucumber floating on the surface and the remaining yogurt spooned on top.
Goodness quotient : It’s a good combination of vegetables and milk products. It provides protein, energy, vitamin A and C and other minerals.
PEPPERED NEW POTATOES
500 grams new potatoes;
20 grams butter;
freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Boil the potatoes, still in their skins, for 8-10 minutes, depending on their size. Drain, then toss with a generous knob of ready made black pepper butter (or butter with plenty of milled black pepper). Serve immediately.
Goodness quotient : Potatoes are ready source of energy because of their carbohydrate content. Butter adds calories.
I love trying various recipes, preparing them for kids and providing nutrition through their favorite foods is the aim.