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Different Ways with Vegetables

Stir Fry, Salads, Slaw, Steamed, Sautéed, Roasted, skewers, Pickled, Slow cooked

 

 

 

 

 

Cauliflower : Steamed, Sautéed, Roasted, Make into Mash or Replace rice with Cauli rice . Nice with bacon, onions, Brussel sprouts, Stir-fry’s, Garlic, Chili -deseeded and de-skinned, Ginger, mustard seeds also go well with Cauli, Curries, Gratin, Pizza or Wrap base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broccoli: Steamed, Roasted, Season with sea-Salt and pepper. Add beef, pancetta, chicken, turkey. Stir-fry, Oyster Sauce, Garlic, Ginger, Chili de-skinned and deseeded, Curries, Dijon, Gratin, pizza or wrap base

Mash:  (Crème Fraiche or coconut milk with cooked Vegetables in blender) Can add leek, onion, shallots, Sea-salt and black pepper.  Types of Mash Beetroot, Carrot, Sweet potato, Parsnip, Cauliflower

Carrot, Celery & Onions: Options include add to other vegetables, Meat, Poultry or Fish, Coconut Milk, Curry Powder, Coconut Aminos. You can also pickle or make them into salad, or crudités or skewers with meat, or for stews/slow cooking
Carrot : Steamed, Baked, Make into chips, soups, stir fries, Crudités, salad and slaws
Celery : Sautéed, Mix w Aioli or mayo or chicken or tuna in lettuce wrap, crudités, soup, stir fries, char grilled on bbq, Add bacon to celery, or walnuts and apples, salads with radish.
Onions : sautéed, fried, baked, slow cooked, stir fried, salads and slaws
Soup Base – Sauté Carrot, Celery, Onion, Then add for soup base organic bone-broth or stock , herbs, Sea-salt and Black Pepper.

Mushrooms complete with Butter, garlic, sage, thyme, mint, bacon or prosciutto, coconut aminos, ginger, spinach or kale. Make into a Strog or bolognaise sauce, or gravy, With Eggs in a Omelette or frittata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wombok/Asian Cabbage – Asian Slaw or Chow Mein (*No noodles), Chicken or Beef Thai salad

Red/Green Cabbage : make into Slaws, Sautéed w onion, garlic and organic butter, Gluten Free oyster, Garlic, Ginger, Chili deseeded and de-skinned, Egg, Green Shallots, Salads or as a replacement for noodles in broths

Portuguese chicken

Pan fried Portuguese chicken, microwave chips

Dinner for one. Using up ingredients in freezer & fridge before starting new eating plan and grocery day. This Portuguese marinade was very spicy hot as it was leftover from a previous meal a couple of months back (Chili gets hotter in cold fridge)but expiry date hadn’t come yet. So it was still good to use.

 

 

 

 

Serves 1

I marinated chicken in Portuguese sauce overnight then pan fried it in olive oil. Cut into chunks and serve in rice bowl

I put frozen straight cut chips in microwave bowl and cooked in microwave for 2min 30 seconds

 

Make side salad of mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes and cucumber with lemon squeezed over top.

Breakfast : With Kimchi

Hubby still on vacation and had a lot of manual work to do today so I wanted to fuel him for the day. Todays breakfast fry up with kimchi was a nice full breakfast to keep me going until lunch time. Avocado is a good fat in small amounts along with the gut benefits of kimchi off to a great start. Fry in skillet with cooking spray, egg, tomato & Italian sausage with onion.

Breakfast fry up with kimchi

Breakfast: this weeks breakfast

This week I am making more effort to cook meals at home rather than eat out. Hubby is on holidays so its tempting to just go out and enjoy eating out but I am aware that I don’t know how meals are prepared and calories can increase as well as sodium if I am not careful which then has a adverse affect with my health issues. I came back from 3 day weekend with what I thought were healthy meals out to find a 3kg gain. 

Italian Sausages, Onion, Egg, Vegepod Tomato & Avocado

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Beetroot Puree with Pan Seared Duck

I was able to pick up some duck breasts on sale and hubby doesn’t like duck so I took the opportunity to treat myself to a nice duck lunch at home.  The hero of the dish though is the beetroot puree. I haven’t made it before and it turned out so good I decided the duck didn’t need a sauce, the puree was enough.

Pan Seared Duck with Beetroot Puree and Kale Chips

 

Seared Duck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients Serves 1 

1 Duck Breast

1/4 tsp Coconut Oil.

light pinch sea-salt & black pepper

1/8tsp Chinese 5 spice

Method

In COLD pan add coconut oil

Season duck on flesh side with Chinese 5 spice

Season duck on skin side after scoring in criss cross pattern with sharp serrated knife

with sea-salt and pepper.

Place duck skin side down and slowly increase heat a minute at a time

until duck fat has rendered off and is now oil.

Then after about 2-3minutes turn duck over

and place lid on top and cook for 3minute (medium rare) or to your liking.

Gently remove lid with pot mit as it’s super hot

Remove from heat leave to stand for 5 minutes before slicing 3/4 of the way through.

Place on top of the puree.

Beetroot Puree with Kale Chips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beetroot Puree: 

2Tb packet  instant mash (edgells)

6 Large slices of beetroot with 1Tb Juice

2-3Tb boiling Hot water (*add 1Tb at a time for desired consistency)

(Tip:Use Hot water to make it shine)

Method: 

Put all ingredients in blender and blitz each time you add boiling water until smooth and thick.

Pour into middle of serving plate.

Kale Chips

1 large stem Organic Kale

1tsp Coconut Oil/Duck fat (*in same pan already from cooking duck)

Method

While duck is still cooking add the kale leaves off the stem to pan

and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side

Place on outside of puree on one side.