All posts tagged: asparagus

Broccoli, Asparagus and Mint Quiche

What picnic blanket, BBQ buffet or garden party would be complete without quiche? Nobody has quite decided whether it originates from France, Germany or England, but one of us sure got it right. One of the most versatile pastries ever, it can be enjoyed stone cold on the beach whilst you cower behind a windbreaker, lukewarm in the park while you wonder why the coolbag isn’t working, or piping hot with some salad indoors when the June showers hit. It has something of a reputation for being very, very unhealthy. This is fair enough, it’s butter, milk, eggs and cheese – sometimes even cream. But I’ve done my best to take the calorie count down a notch and made up for the butter indulgence by filling it up with green stuff. for the pastry: 170g wholemeal flour a pinch salt 100g butter (I used goat butter) 1 egg yolk 2 tbsps cold water                        for the filling: 3 eggs (and the white of the egg …

The Lean Mean Green Machine

It has taken me this entire week to get back in to the swing of a healthy diet after succumbing to the satanic temptation that is the Lindt gold bunny over the Easter weekend. So, just in case you’re in the same boat as me and are looking for a meal to set you back on the road to redemption with your body, I thought I’d share my saviour recipe. This is as green as it gets, asparagus, avocado and chard. Each with their own healthy healing benefits that will send good vibes zinging around your body again to chase out the sugar rush. Serves 2 400g thin stem asparagus 15 stalks chard (major neglect on my part – chard was from the allotment and I didn’t weigh it..) 1 bowl guacamole (recipe here) 2 eggs 2 tbsps sesame oil 2 tbsps hemp oil To prepare the chard, separate the leaves from their stalks and chop individually (this is because their cooking time varies slightly, see picture below to get my drift)   Toss the …