Broccoli and Onion Pizza

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Today’s post is all about pizza and this recipe feature’s broccoli and onion. Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables because it is quite versatile and can be eaten with most things. It tasted so good on this pizza and had a slight bite. Pizza is such a great meal to make because once you’ve made the base you can customize the toppings depending on everybody’s taste.

Recipe: Broccoli and Onion Pizza (makes 2 trays)

Ingredients for pizza base

500ml strong bread flour

Pinch of salt

7g dried yeast

3g dried oregano

3g dried basil

2 tbsp oil

285ml warm water

Toppings

Tomato sauce

Tuna

Sweetcorn

Broccoli

Onion

Spring Onion

Mature cheese

Method

  • First thing is to make the base, add the flour, herbs, salt and yeast to a large bowl and gently pour in the warm water and oil mixing with the other hands.
  • Bring together to form a soft dough and knead for 5-10 minutes.
  • Leave to rise in a bowl for at least an hour.
  • Once risen, preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and lightly oil 2 oven trays.

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Spicy Prawns, Rice & Broccoli

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog. The recipe today mostly focuses on the ingredients used for cooking the prawns. This has definitely got to be one of my favourite meals, I LOVE LOVE LOVE prawns, rice and broccoli!! It’s a nice meal to make and easy to prepare, I would advise preparing the broccoli and putting it into a pot ready to be cooked, then prepare your rice how ever you like and lastly the prawns. This meal tastes delicious, full of flavour with a spicy kick.

Recipe: Spicy Prawns (serves 2)

Ingredients

1 tsp oil

1/2 spring onion – finely sliced

1/2 vegetable stock cube

300ml hot water

1 tsp curry powder

Pinch of chilli powder

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp chilli sauce

1/2 tsp plain flour

Handful of sweetcorn

Sprinkle of garden peas

200g prawns

Method

  • Heat the oil a pan and add the spring onion. Mix 1/2 a stock cube and 300ml hot water together then pour into the pan.
  • Add the curry powder, chilli powder, sugar, chilli sauce and flour to the pan. Mix well and cover with a lid for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Add the sweetcorn and peas to the pan and cover again for a further 3 minutes.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, add the prawns and cover again for 2 minutes until the prawns are cooked through.

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Broccoli Wraps & Sweet Potato Fries

Hello everyone, I hope your Monday has been good! This recipe today is very similar to Sunday and if you liked that, then you’ll surely love this. It’s a similar theme but with broccoli and sweet potato fries on the side.

Recipe: Broccoli Wraps (serves 1)

Ingredients

Handful of broccoli – cut into bite sized peices

1 tbsp oil

Zest of 1/2 a lemon

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp chilli powder

Handful of sweetcorn

1/3 carrot – cut into sticks

1 wrap

Method

  • Firstly, preheat the oven to gas mark 5/6 and take out an oven tray.
  • In a bowl mix together the washed broccoli, oil, zest, garlic, salt and chilli, then place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked.
  • In the meantime, prepare the corn, toast the pine nuts and slice the carrots in a separate bowl.
  • Just before the broccoli is cooked, place the tortilla wrap in the oven for a few minutes.
  • Once everything is done, place the broccoli, salad and your preferred sauce in the centre of the wrap and fold into a parcel then cut in half and enjoy.

*If you are having sweet potatoes, these can be fried whilst the broccoli is in the oven.

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One Pan Dish

My amazing ‘Sweet Vegetable Cottage Pie’ this is a great vegetarian dish, really simple for anyone to cook for dinner.  I actually topped this off with some mashed sweet potatoes but didn’t take a final picture but here’s what it looked like in the pan.

Ingredients
Olive oil
½ onion finely diced
2 handfuls of lentils
350ml vegetable stock
Canned tomatoes
150g pasta of your choice
½ broccoli cut into small trees
1 carrot grated

Method
1. Heat the oil in the pan and gently fry the onions until slightly soft.

2. Place the potatoes into water to boil for 7 minutes then mash.

3. Once the onions are cooked add the lentils and veg stock, simmer for 10 minutes. Next add the canned tomatoes, pasta and broccoli cooking for a further 5 minutes.

4. Now pour the mixture into an oven dish and sprinkle with the carrot the cover evenly with the mashed sweet potatoes. Bake in the oven for 30 mins!! Yum.

Broccoli Burgers

I was so proud of creating this dish, firstly because it was vegetarian (with eggs included) it looked really colourful and actually tasted delicious. I’ve only recently started eating chickpeas but I’m slowly getting used to the taste and mixed with the broccoli YUM! I created this dish as part of my final culinary skills lesson for a specific persons needs.

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This was only the practice lesson so I’ll probably do another post with the small changes. This meal was created for someone with high blood pressure, so I decided to go for a vegetarian meal with minimal fat and salt.

*I will do another post with the final recipe 🙂