I am a lover of vegetables and I try to eat them everyday, however there are days that I find them meticulous to make as some veggies have a different way to prep and cook to ensure they give out the best taste and food experience.
There are PLENTY of recipes for you to try, be it by googling or from books, and its always a good idea to try mix it up and use veggies with vibrant colours as they generally tend to be higher in nutrients.
On days I cannot decide what veggies to cook, I usually just steam all of the veg I have in my fridge. Steaming veggies is like killing two birds with one stone for me, because steaming them is one of the easiest ways to ensure you don’t overcook it; which will cause the vitamins and nutrients to be lost AND it’s so simple with almost zero effort to prepare, hehe.
Here are some of my simple and no brainer veggies recipes that I love to make on a daily basis:
Adapted from thekitchn.com
Any veggies of your liking
Saucepan with lid
A bowl of cold water (iced water)
Steamer basket (optional)
SPICE UP YOUR STEAMED VEG!
Things you could add to spice up your steamed veggies:
You can basically steam any veggies you want, but the sturdier and the ones that are less mushy are a better choice. Take note that leafy vegetables take less time to steam than flowery or sturdier veggies like broccoli, cauliflowers, zucchinis, carrots and my favourite is the bell pepper
Adapted from Barbeque for Summer by Love Food
1 kg/2lb oz mixed baby vegetables such as carrots, asparagus, corn cobs, baby tomatoes, leeks, onions
115 g/4 oz unsalted butter
3 tbsp chopped mixed herbs, such as parsley, thyme, chives
2 garlic cloves
salt and pepper
Seriously easy peasy lemon squeezy and yumehhhh! Add/substitute with anything you fancy really. I added oyster mushrooms to this batch I made :d
Adapted from Ina Garten, read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com
6 ripe tomatoes
1 1/2 cups fresh white bread crumbs (5 slices, crusts removed)
1/4 cup minced scallions, white and green parts (2 scallions)
1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated mild cheese
Good olive oil
P/S: Let me know if you try any of them! Or share if you made any improvements/upgrading to the recipe (: