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Q. When is a recipe not really a recipe?

6 June 2017

A. When it is a simple recipe for good health!!!

Ok, so it is not really a ‘recipe’ in terms of lots of fancy ingredients with a complicated ‘how to’ section, but as you know, I am all about simple, quick and easy.

Maximum nutrient bang for minimum effort!

This just shows you that bunging together 7 different sliced or chopped vegetables (note there are frozen peas in there too) into a little trivet ready to steam is THE simplest ‘recipe’ in the world!

You need:

  • As many and any vegetables as you like, sliced, chopped or whole. The more the merrier!
  • Any basket trivet or steamer. (I use the one in the photo every single day, it fits into a medium size saucepan with a lid)
  • Saucepan (with a lid) for the trivet.
  • Water enough to come up to the base of the trivet. (Follow the instructions for your own steamer if its different)

Then just:

  • Bung the chopped or sliced veggies into the trivet and place in the saucepan with water (as above) and put on lid.
  • Bring water to the boil and allow steam to cook the veg for approximately 8-10 minutes depending on how you like them. ‘Al dente’ is not to everyones taste but is better than steaming away the nutrients by cooking until they are soft and slushy!

The water from the cooked veg is full of nutrients and can be used in or as stocks, broths or in green juices. You could drink it neat if you wanted to!

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