Just a bit of veggie love today. Here are some of my favourite ways with veg, some of which you’ll be familiar, others which you might not. I’ll admit that not every meal is perfectly balanced in the giaff household but I will promise that I’m constantly looking for new & varied ways for us to enjoy bucket loads of veg!
Either way, I love these fresh and vibrant greens, pinks & purples. So let’s eat ourselves a rainbow today!
1. Pink Radish carpaccio style.
I love radishes. I love them sliced thin and simply finished with salt, pepper and some lemon zest. No cook, no fuss and you get to practice those knife skills.
2. Vegan Rocket Pesto with almonds & lemon
Got a box of salad greens you want to use quickly! Blitz a few handfuls of rocket (or watercress or spinach.) Add a couple of garlic cloves, some salt and almonds. With a good glug of olive oil, squeeze of lemon and lemon zest, you have an instant topping for pasta,
some spuds or even roasted tommy’s!
3. Overnight Cauliflower pickle,
I’ve found some amazing varieties of veggies of late, (purple carrots) and it seems Purple Cauliflower is the next giaff trend. A quick overnight pickle with some coriander seeds, peppercorns, some salt & sugar to taste. With one part vinegar and one part water to cover, the next day they look a lot more like this!
want to know more about these varieties, see Cauliflower on the wiki
4. Pack a punch sauce,
Not a true peri-peri or a Chimichurra, simply a few basic ingredients which pack a punch. You already know I’m a chilli fiend, you probably know I’m a bit in love with coriander. With the addition of lemon zest, bucket loads of garlic and some olive oil, I have a sauce which can be used on most seafood, red meats, chicken. I might even toss it through hokkien noodles with fried eggs (Chinese style)
It’s not really a secret ingredient, just good cooking!
5. Roasted Tomatoes
I just had to include these favourites. Oven roasted tommy’s with a bit of salt, pepper and a teeny bit of sugar. There’s nothing nicer than the sweet taste of good tomatoes, standard yes…boring, never!