Wednesday, November 16, 2011

More Veggies Week day 3: Basic steamed asparagus

Breakfast: Vegan banana bread with nut butter

Lunch: Veggie Pad Thai

Dinner: Mashed potatoes with seared tofu and basic steamed asparagus

This is so simple I feel bad putting it up here - but it has become my favourite side dish lately and it's so easy to make that it's very easy to bring into your diet! It's a ten minute side with almost no effort.

You'll need:
(Makes a side for 2)
1 large handful asparagus
Small knob of soy butter
Black pepper

Cut the ends off the asparagus then chop the remaining asparagus into 3 sections
Place a sieve / colander over a quarter-full pan of water and place the asparagus in it
Keep the water on a medium boil, turning the asparagus
Keep doing this for 5-7 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender
Serve with a knob of soy butter on top and a dusting of black pepper

Asparagus is really high in dietary fibre and lots of lovely vitamins, and it's a delicious way to get a chunk of goodness into almost any meal.

And that thing about asparagus making your pee smell....I've been watching out for it and I don't think it's happened!

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