Mixed Veg #basic no 1

Basic Mixed Veg.

So here’s the deal… I am excited to share my  first recipe on this blog.  I will be sharing more going forward, but if you are wondering why I am sharing this one first. 

If you have read the posts how I chose health, you will see I am  well into a health journey.  This recipe is an adaptation of one the first meals I had on the journey. It was very basic and very bland. Needless to say I hated it and to be honest on the first day I threw half of it away, going against my #wastenotwantnot  but I just could not bear it!!!  As I have progressed however I have found one of the things I love most is making my own versions of mixed veg and I have revisited that dish and upgraded it. It has now become one of my favourites. 

It is a really versatile combination, and it can be a side, dish, or add some protein, e.g fish, chicken or beans and it can become bowl food in its own right 

So this version serves 4 as a side dish

you will need 

2-3 Spring onions

1 good size of ginger -(  enough to yield 1 tbsp of chopped) 

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

Black pepper to taste

250g cherry tomatoes 

1 stick of celery

1/2 cup of frozen green beans

And a whole bunch of spinach ( if using full grown) or 250g of baby spinach

1 tbs of extra virgin olive oil

I have a heavy based wide pan that I use for this, but you can also use a Wok, if it has a cover. 

Firstly add the pan and heat on  low- medium heat. 

Add the olive oil

Add in the cumin seeds until slightly aromatic, then add the onions, ginger and celery. Cook until they are translucent.

Add the  frozen beans and cherry tomatoes. Cover and cook until the tomatoes are just splitting, but not necessarily breaking down. 

Then season with black pepper I don’t cook with salt, but if you do, this is when to add it and add the spinach and cook until the spinach has reduced. 

This is then ready to serve. 

What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

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