Broccoli and Beansprouts

Broccoli is probably one of the universally used vegetables in the North American diet. Its popularity is astounding and it provides you with exceptional health benefits and an even more pleasing taste. To change it up, I made this simple mix of Broccoli and Beansprouts in a pan covered up, not for long, in order to add a fun spin to my daily vegetable mix. Below is my recipe.

 

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Ingredients

  • One bunch of Broccoli chopped up
  • half a bag of bean sprouts
  • One sweet bell pepper (any colour)
  • 2 tablespoons of oil (vegetable or olive)
  • a slice of a hot pepper (jalapeno or scotch bonnet)
  • one teaspoon of black pepper
  • half an onion
  • 4 sliced white mushrooms (Optional)

Steps

  1. Heat pan up with oil inside
  2. Add sliced onion, black pepper and hot pepper
  3. When the pan and additions begin to simmer, add the broccoli, beansprouts, and bell peppers to the pan (add mushrooms now too if you decide to)
  4. Cover and let simmer for 10-15 minutes depending on how hard or soft you want your vegetables to be
  5. Use a spatula to turn around the vegetables when necessary and add water if the vegetables are sticking directly to the pan

This is a great quick and healthy recipe if you’re hungry and just want to keep on a healthy direction. Hope you try this and enjoy!

Eating the Colours of the Rainbow

In honour of the Pride Parade that took place in Toronto last Sunday, I just wanted to post the colourful treats that I found at a Loblaws on Queens Quay East. Celebrating Pride through rainbow foods sounds like a good idea to me!

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Rainbow Corn Salad

IMG_2161This picture does not do this salad justice. After finding the original recipe on Pinterest, I decided to try it for myself (with some substitutions of course).

What’s unique about this simple recipe is the fact that the corn gives it its sweet taste while the red (or purple) onion gives it a spicy kick.

Overall, I have really enjoyed eating the colourful summer salad for lunch and I am excited to share this recipe with you.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Corn (canned or frozen are good)
  • Half of a red (or purple) onion diced
  • 1 sweet bell pepper (green, red, orange or yellow) diced
  • 1/4 of a Cucumber diced
  • A slice of a hot pepper (scotch bonnet or jalapeno)
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (olive or vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Lemon or Lime Juice

Instructions

  • Combine the diced onions, bell pepper, cucumber together
  • Heat a pan up with the oil, slice of hot pepper, lemon/lime juice and the black pepper
  • Add corn into pan and stir for 2-4 minutes
  • Combine seasoned corn into bowl with the other ingredients
  • Chill in the fridge and serve!

 

I hope that you try this simple and tasty recipe this summer and that it is as good for you as it was for me!

Quick Kale Stirfry

This is one of my favourite go to recipes for dinner. I am not a vegan or a health nut, but I do believe that it is so important to have vegetables in your diet. This recipe is so easy and tasty too.

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Ingredients:

  • Chopped Kale
  • Sliced sweet peppers
  • a slice of a fresh hot pepper (jalapeno or scotch bonnet are my faves)
  • mushrooms
  • Sliced carrots
  • 2 tbsp oil (olive or vegetable)
  • 1 tsp black-pepper
  • half an Onion sliced

Steps:

  1. put pan on stove. set heat to a medium temperature
  2. add oil to pan.
  3. Add onions, black pepper, and slice of hot pepper. Let it start to Simmer.
  4. Once the pan is at a simmer, add the kale, sweet peppers, carrots to the pan. Cover and let steam for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add sliced mushrooms to the pan. Cover and let simmer for 3-5 min
  6. Check for completion.

If you like your vegetables hard, then 10 minutes total cooking time should do the trick. If you like them a tad softer, then let them simmer for a bit longer!

Hope you try this out for one of your dinners! Its quick and tasty and super duper easy to do!