Mushrooms & Broccoli

Cut broccoli into florets and soak them in salt water for about ten minutes.

Meanwhile cook mushrooms in butter on high heat. Avoid boiling them by constantly stirring. Once all the water has evaporated add chopped garlic, some extra virgin olive oil and the florets.

Cook covered in low heat for about ten to fifteen minutes but keep checking so it does not burn.


Don’t overcook the broccoli. Check by eating a floret and it must have a little resistance.‚Äč  Season with salt and serve your family a super healthy dish.

Veggies in Chicken Sauce

 

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A simple but filling lunch which is ready in a hurry.

Slice a chicken breast into 3 mm thick slices. Marinate it in a garlic+chilly paste with a little salt. Heat oil and once its hot spread out the chicken on it:

After 4-5 mins turn it around. The pinkness in the middle indicates its raw. Cook only till the color changes. Slices this thin cook really fast and the color change is an adequate indicator that its cooked. Meanwhile add a tablespoon of honey to a tablespoon of soy sauce and some sesame oil. Sprinkle some sesame seeds into this.

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Drop the cooked chicken into this and mix it well. A uniform coating is important.

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Into the same pan from which you removed the chicken add broccoli and capsicum. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 minutes. Then open and place the chicken on top of the vegetables. Pour the entire contents into the vegetables. Cook covered on low heat for about 10 mins. Open and increase the heat if you want to reduce the sauce.

 

But if you dip some bread into the sauce and take a bite…….you will go yyyuuuuummmmmmmmmmy and keep digging for more.

Homemade Cream Cheese with Buttered Zucchini and Broccoli

To make the cream cheese, take warm milk and add lemon juice. Mix and let it stay for 10 minutes. After ten minutes if you are not satisfied with the amount of curdling add a little more lemon juice.

Strain thru a cheese cloth and using only your hands squeeze out as much water as possible. Using a hand whisk keep stirring till it becomes a soft texture. Add a little salt and any seasoning of your choice. I added chat masala.

Cut Zucchini and Broccoli and rub butter. Grill on a hot pan. First the broccoli and then when its tender add the zucchini.

You can dilute the cream cheese with a milk or cream. Or like me use it like a thick spread.

Guava Salad with Capsicum and Broccoli.

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A relatively simple salad with a very high happy quotient to it.

Cut the guava into quarters and remove the part with seeds. Eat these while continuing to chop them into small pieces. Don’t waste this part but adding them to salad will hurt your teeth.

Melt butter, saute garlic. Add broccoli. Stir fry for 2 mins and cover the dish and switch off the heat. Let the broccoli cook in the residual heat till the vessel cools.

Combine the guava, broccoli and some chopped yellow capsicum. Drizzle olive oil and some paprika. Serve immediately or chilled.

Enjoy…