Pepped Up Veg

November 13th, 2014

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The usual colds are starting to go round now and I’ve been feeling a little under the weather of late, trying to fend off sneezes and snivels. I’ve been taking the herbal remedy Echinacea, which really seems to be effective, along with vitamin C and zinc. Last night after another day at work I felt the need for a real boost of vegetables so I opted for a healthy dinner of low fat turkey steaks and a huge bowlful of sautéed vegetables, pepped up with garlic and a good few drops of Tabasco Sauce. I have to say it was really tasty and great to feed a cold with; the vegetable dish is definitely one I’m going to be repeating through the winter months.

You really don’t need a recipe for this as you can opt for any amount and combination of vegetables you like, but I’ll tell you what I did to give you a guideline. It was just me for dinner last night but I did make a huge portion with lots of broccoli as I seem to be having something of a love affair with it of late, which is great as it’s so good for you. I heated some olive oil over a medium heat in a big stir fry pan and chopped and threw in one red pepper, one leek, one small onion and a whole head of broccoli including the stalk. The stalk is perfectly edible and, so I’ve discovered, really tasty with a contrasting texture to the broccoli head so I always make a point of using it now. I just trim the sides with a sharp knife to ‘peel’ it and then chop it into small cubes. I added a crushed garlic clove to the vegetables and sautéed them until they were al dente. I then added drops of Tabasco Sauce until I was happy with the taste and kick. The turkey steaks I just sliced, seasoned and pan fried in olive oil until cooked through. To be honest the meal would easily have fed two people but it was so good I had two portions; so much for my intention of saving some for lunch today!

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    2 Responses to “Pepped Up Veg”

    1. Phil in the Kitchen Says:

      I do really love turkey and I could definitely very happily eat this dish at any time of the year (although I know a number of people who will only eat turkey at Christmas for some odd reason). But I must confess that I think I’d consider it quite hard to imagine loving broccoli all that much – although I do try. I must apologise for the fact that I’ve only just realised that you came back to the blogging world. I’m very sorry to be so late in noticing. I’ve no excuse beyond incompetence and a lack of attention. It’s so good to read your blog again and, despite the fact that I’m late in saying so, you’ve been missed. I hope you got through the winter without too many ailments and bad days and I hope we’ll hear from you again soon and this time I’ll try to be not quite so late to the party.

    2. Yasmina Says:

      I’m pepped up about trying this evening. thank you!

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