Super foods? Or Super Heroes?

5 Jan

Food can make you feel great. You know when you have a really good meal filled with loads of yummy and nutritional goodies you get a wave of energy and a feeling that you could do anything. It’s brilliant isn’t it? Especially when you are flagging and have no energy sometimes food can be that pick me up you need. Yesterday that was what I needed, something really good for me to give me an extra boost. Just like Popeye with his spinach or Bananaman with his bananas sometimes food can even turn you into a super hero.

If I had to pick my superhero food … well then … I would undoubtedly be Broccoli Girl!

Broccoli Girl

Broccoli is yummy with everything, the perfect accompaniment, a great dish addition and the best bit? You can cut it so it looks like trees and pretend you are a giant!

Let’s not get carried away, the point was yesterday I needed some super hero food and Broccoli was my saviour in the form of a broccoli, ginger and bean soup.

Eating this felt like eating pure health, whilst also transporting me to taste bud heaven. And the best news – this can be made From Scratch in under 30mins. Take that shop bought soup!

I can hear you are clamouring for the recipe so, I wont ramble on forever other than to say if you are feeling a little under the weather, or needing to have a january health kick here is your deliverance.

Your welcome. Now I must fly to another galaxy to spread my Broccoli knowledge elsewhere.

Happy souping.

Broccoli Girl Soup 

Ingredients 

1 Whole Broccoli chopped – Separate the stalk from the trees for the time being

2 cloves of garlic Broccoli Soup

1 onion

1 thumb size piece of ginger chopped

600ml Vegetable stock

380g Cannellini beans – either from a tin or cooked from dry

A handful of coriander – chopped

A handful of sesame seeds

½ a lime

Sprinkle of soy sauce

Method

  1. Heat a dash of oil in a pan and soften your onions, garlic and ginger
  2. Next add the chopped up stalk
  3. Pour in your stock and leave to simmer for 10mins
  4. Add the trees ( or broccoli tops to your average joe) cannellini beans, and coriander
  5. Cook for another 5 mins until tender
  6. Remove from the heat and blend
  7. Toast your sesame seeds in a small pan, sprinkle over, squeeze over the lime juice and a dash of soy sauce and serve

Broccoli Soup

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One Response to “Super foods? Or Super Heroes?”

  1. @newnorthcountry 20/01/2013 at 2:10 am #

    Love you for this clean and simple recipe! I had been making steamed broccoli but let it sit way, way too long when I got a distracting phone call. Anyway, far past the point of plain eating, I found your soup and saved dinner. Thanks!

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