Monday, May 12, 2014

My favourite recipe book ...

... is not a book! For many years now, we've been collecting the seasonal fresh fruit and vegetable recipe cards produced by the Sydney Markets. No, you don't have to live in Australia to use these recipes ... they're on the web!

Fruit and vegetables are good for us. The World Health Organization recommends we eat 400 grams per day to prevent chronic disease. So it's great that these recipes make it so easy to whip up quick, delicious, vege-packed delights. All the ingredients listed are real foods, rather than chemical cocktails. They easily fit in with Michael Pollan's Food Rules, e.g.

#2: Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
#19: If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't.
#22: Eat mostly plants, especially leaves.
#39: Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.

Some of our new favourites include:

Fennel, feta and pomegranate salad

Char-grilled zucchini, rocket and prosciutto salad

Bananas with salted caramel fudge sauce

while recipes that have become old favourites include:

Eggplant and cheese bake
Spanish vegetable and chorizo soup
Pumpkin, leek, and cannellini bean soup
Rocket, cherry tomato and haloumi salad
Broad bean, mint, and goat's feta toasts
Roasted spiced cauliflower with tahini yoghurt dressing

... and so much more. THANK YOU, Sydney Markets. Your recipes are fabulous.

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