Winter weather just makes me want to cook and eat!
When the weather is cooler, I often want something hot to eat. I still eat salad but it doesn’t have the same appeal. It’s a good thing that I love winter veg because there are so many great warm dishes you can prepare with these in-season treats.
Brussels sprouts – Even when I was a kid I enjoyed eating these. My favourite way to eat them is frying them with red onion in butter and olive oil. I cook these over a low heat for about 10 mins until they get a bit of colour. I then splash in a bit of balsamic vinegar. Cook for another minute and serve!
Kale – How good is kale? Eating it makes me feel like I’m doing my body a favour health wise. Kale chips are an easy way to enjoy this delicious veggie. Just put the kales leaves on an oven tray, spray the leaves with olive oil, sprinkle with herb or sea salt and bake for 10minutes at 180 degrees. (This depends on your oven, check after 5 mins. Notice I burnt the ones below! I forgot to put a timer on). They will come out crispy and are a great snack.
Orange Sweet Potatoes – These are one of my favourite veggies – but this wasn’t always the case. When I was a kid, my mum always cooked us the purple sweet potatoes, which I did not like. Unfortunately, I lumped all sweet potatoes in the same category. It wasn’t until I tried the orange ones that I found out that sweet potatoes were delicious.
Baked potato wedges are my favourite way to prepare sweet potatoes. In a mixing bowl, add olive oil, sweet paprika and salt. (For a large sweet potato, I’ll do a tablespoon of oil, a teaspoon of paprika and a sprinkle of salt). Chop a sweet potato into wedges, add to the bowl and mix. Once everything is mixed together, pop the potatoes on a tray and bake for roughly 15mins at 210 degrees.
What are some of your favourite ways to eat winter veggies? Please share in the comments section below!