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)
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
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.
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.
½ onion finely diced
2 handfuls of lentils
350ml vegetable stock
150g pasta of your choice
½ broccoli cut into small trees
1 carrot grated
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.
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.
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.
Dinner time is not only about eating food it’s also about family time and getting the chance to connect and bond with them over a home cooked meal. I love when I have a healthy balance of food portions on my plate, a chunk of broccoli, oven roasted steak and potato circles.
I think it’s quite hard these days where technology is everywhere and often distracting, so if at least twice per week switch off all electronics, get everyone around the table and enjoy your dinner!
° Being mindful whilst eating is a great way to truly appreciate where your food has come from and the people that helped to prepare and cook it 🙂