Slice, Dice and Chop

Here in Zambia, it is the end of winter. It is warm (except in the early morning) and pretty much insect-free. Ideal for growing most vegetables (provided one has ready access to water as it is also the dry season).

With the aid of ‘just right’ sunshine, plenty of water (we live right by the Mighty Zambezi) and lots of mulching (the village cows do have their benefits), my vegetable garden continues to develop and grow. The tomatoes are abundant and I have a good supply of eggplants, peppers, beetroot, carrots, mustard spinach, chard, rocket, sorrel, radicchio lettuce, radish, onions and chillies, as well as a range of herbs that includes basil, dill, coriander, rosemary and mint.

It is this variety of ingredients, and their preparation in a variety of ways, that keeps healthy cooking alive and interesting. While it is the visual appearance that is the first step to entice the eater, the way you prepare your vegetables can provide more. This is explained at greater length in the link below as follows:

“Slicing, dicing or chopping has a big impact on theway vegetables taste.”

Recently posted vegetable recipes, with unexpected combinations of ingredients, are:

Beetroot and Pomegranate Soup
Pineapple and Corn Salad

And the latest addition is Ricotta Pancakes, a healthy snack, breakfast or dessert.

Stay tuned as I continue publishing soups, salads, cooked dishes, baked goods and other tasty morsels, now using my home-grown product.

Bon Ap

Happy Healthy Eating

Beetroot and Pomegranate SoupBeetroot and Pomegranate Soup combines sweet and earthy flavours. It is suitable for the majority of diets, making it an attractive choice for a party menu. Beetroot and Pomegranate Soup

Pineapple and Corn Salad
Pineapple and Corn Salad The sweet and savoury flavours of Pineapple and Corn Salad provide a meal in one that is suitable for most diets including Diabetic, Gluten Free, and Vegan.Pineapple and Corn Salad

Ricotta Pancakes
Ricotta Pancakes Pancakes always seem a treat and these are nutritious as well as being light and fluffy. Adaptations are recommended, making them suitable for Diabetic, Fodmap and Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Calorie and Vegetarian diets.Ricotta Pancakes

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