Well, I don’t know about you, but those 8 course dining with friends and family events have somehow made my jeans fit tighter! It’s the extra Brussels spouts and carrots I reckon 😉
We’re all the same, course we are, we participate in the feast and now we think of a fast. But the dieting generally just feels like a torture, so I make this.
I am not telling you when or how often you should eat it, but it is very good, all natural, better than any of the slimming products you can buy (as you will have made it from fresh in your own kitchen), tastes great and if you finish it with some shredded savoy cabbage for the last 5 minutes you have a seriously nutritious meal there.
I think it tastes really good, really satisfying, everyone who tastes it is amazed at how flavourful it is and eaten with some of my RAW! Linseed crackers or RAW! Onion Flatbread you are doing yourself lots of flavours …. I mean favours 😀
1 butter nut squash
3 stalks of celery
4 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp Olive oil or Sunflower oil
400 g /14 oz (drained) red kidney/ borlotti/ cannelli/ haricot/ flagolette beans (I use canned but if you want to go from dried that’s fine – I shall be adding info on how to do this quickly and safely on the Chefy-tips page)
2 lt / 4 pints Vegetable stock (from a cube is just fine)
Peel or wash all the vegetables.
Chop the vegetables into a medium sized dice, doesn’t have to be too small, small enough so that when you have a piece on the spoon it is not so large that you can’t comfortably chew it.
Heat the oil in a 3 lt / 6 pt pan.
Add the onions, celery and carrot, let them cook on a high heat until they are just starting to colour.
Add the parsnips and squash and get them hot as you stir.
Put the lid on and bring to the boil.
Pour in the hot stock and kidney beans.
Lower to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes until the vegetables are nice and tender and the liquid has thickened very slightly.
That’s it, it’s done.
Spoon, Eat, Yum …. HEALTH HEALTH HEALTH darling 🙂
Come and see me on Saturdays’ at Bermondsey Square Farmers Market in Southwark. It’s just off Tower Bridge Road, a short walk from The White Cube, Southbank and Borough Market.
All new customers will get a lovely washable cotton shopper as a ‘Thank you and please come again next week’ (Whie stocks last!)
Every Friday at about 6 pm GMT I publish photos of the items I have cooked for market. Have a look at the Facebook page.