Thursday, January 21, 2010

January Detox Vegetable Bowl

It's never too late

Well now, I know that this recipe is coming a little late into January, but after the turkey, ham, 20 different kinds of cheese, new years in a house with a deep fat fryer, the big freeze necessitating comfort food and then a quick trip to the alps with all the fondue and frites France could provide, I’m just getting down to a bit of healthy eating. It’s never too late don’t ya know.

I got loads of nice food pressies for Christmas - and this dish gave me a chance to use my new mandolin, thanks mum! It’s grate!! (sorry it had to be done) Basically it’s a nice big bowl of stir-fried veg with some nice dressing and a sprinkling of omega 3 rich nuts and seeds. It would make a nice side dish with some grilled salmon or a nicely fried pork chop, to make a nice low carb meal. The cabbage really looks like spaghetti in this shot, so you could pretend. It would also be super yum with red cabbage


Serves 1 as a main - 2 as a side

1/4 of a head of cabbage - finely sliced
2 small carrots - finely slice

1 white onion - finely sliced

4 spears of asparagus

3 cloves of garlic finely sliced

a handful of sliced almonds

2 tablespoons of sesame seeds

a dash of soy sauce

1 tablespoon of white wine (or other ) vinegar

2 tablespoons of olive oil - and a little extra

1/3 teaspoon of English mustard

a handful of raisins/sultanas

Salt and Pepper

Under a hot grill toast the slivered almonds and sesame seeds, until turning nice and golden.

Heat up a dash of olive oil in a large frying pan/wok. When hot fire in your onion and garlic,, keep it moving gently with a wooden spoon, until soft and starting to take on a nice tinge of dark brown on some parts. Throw in the cabbage and carrots, and cook for two mins, keeping it moving still then fold in your asparagus tips and cook for another one minute.

Mix together the remaining ingredients to make your sauce., then stir it into the frying pan.
Serve sprinkled with the toasted nuts and seeds, enjoy and feel virtuous. (PS I had a dream that there was lots of parsley in the fridge last night - Freud would say that if I could have, I would have, added some Parsley)


aoife mc said...

Looks awesome. I'm going to start my detox this Monday...and this time, I mean it!

Lu said...

yeah it's a virtious one alright, my JAnruaruy detow is still well over due - and it's a week into Feb - oops!
Hope you're feeling better