Friday, 23 May 2014

Pinterest food finds: Vegetable side dishes

Nothing makes a quiet night in dissapear quicker than flicking through Pinterest, idly adding things to your boards and filling your head with plans of DIY, decorating your home and cooking up a storm in the kitchen. I'm forever pinning new ideas to try out in the kitchen and I thought I'd start a series sharing some of my favourites with you.

I've become a bit bored of steamed brocolli and spinach lately, so here are my top finds for some new, healthy ideas for vegetable sides!

ROASTED ASPARAGUS
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With asparagus being in season in the UK, now is the perfect time to be trying out new recipes! This one keeps things simple with very few ingredients: asparagus, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and seasoning.

HARISSA MUSHROOM SKEWERS
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As a self confessed mushroom obsessive, just the thought of these babies are making my mouth water. Serving them on skewers would be great for a tapas type meal, something I'm a big fan of when the Summer BBQ weather hits us. Filling a huge bowl with them will probably be more my style, though!

TOMATO AND BASIL ZUCCHINI
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Zucchini, or courgette to most, is my one of my favourite vegetables to roast. The addition of roasted tomatoes and basil is one that would take little to no effort and can only make things taste even better! Why didn't I think of it myself?

HONEY PARMESAN ROASTED BRUSSELS
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They get a lot of stick, and my family can often be seen trying to trade them off for an extra pig in a blanket at the Christmas dinner table, but I love brussel sprouts. Despite this, I've never done anything other than boil them up so this recipe has shot to the top of my list to try.

What are your favourite ways to spice up your vegetables?


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8 comments

  1. I ADORE BRUSSELS! seriously its creepy- I highly recommend steaming them in micro and then just dropping in a bit of coconut oil and letting it melt around them ( a bit of salt on top if you fancy too) they are amazing- I pretty much just sit and eat a bag on the go like that! xx

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  2. The tomato and basil zucchini sounds amazing!

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  3. a grated courgette stired into a portion of pasta with pesto and lemon juice is my go to for a 'can't be arsed' dinner, and aubergine is one of my favourite vegetables- chargrilled is awesome, but stuffed and roasted is good too.

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  4. I love brussel sprouts too, they are amazing, I like them roasted with chilli, garlic and honey yum yum yum, I love all vegetables really though x

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  5. Oh my gosh those pictures are just beautiful. The mushrooms sound devine! I will have to have a little snoop around pintrest for food ideas now! X

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  6. I'm an awful vegetarian, because I don't like asparagus, courgette (unless it's shredded like spaghetti) and mushrooms...they are pretty much the only veg I won't eat! Think it's the texture :/ Which is funny as I've just started to like aubergine...anyway, I love brussels and the honey parmesan ones look really good! I love Pinterest! xx

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  7. Fab post. That zuchinni looks gorgeous. I have SO many food pins on my Pinterest! I've actually written a post on food ideas today aswell :) xx

    Katy | www.littlemisskaty.co.uk

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  8. Love this post, it's so useful!

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