This week, I was down with the flu which kept me at home this week. Nonetheless, this did not stop me from having nutrition promotion at home.
So far, I have been trying a new vegetable that I haven’t been using very much which were:
- Brussel sprout– Roasted Brussel sprouts with garlic and rosemary
- Butternut pumpkin– Roasted vegetables
- Cauliflower– Beef curry with mixed vegetables.
- Dutch Carrots – Roasted dutch carrots with horse radish dip
The results were a major hit, NO LEFTOVERS for every meal.
I was happy to hear from my dad that his health has improved when he went to Dr. Boltin (family Doctor). He also mentioned that he has much more energy than usual and has learnt a few recipes that he has been making by himself and has expanded his food choice and still enjoys a nice hot chocolate muffin :).
One thing that I have been noticing is that when its my turn to prepare lunch or dinner is that almost at least one person asks me what am I making. What I didn’t realize is that when I explain a bout a certain food, my family becomes more interested in that food and they become more keen in how they can also apply these principles in making their foods. Yesterday my younger brother (Bunmi) helped me make beef curry. He learnt how the vegetables are cut, and when to add each recipe to the curry. To my surprise ate all 4 vegetables ( for a teenager, that is what you call a miracle). Maybe he enjoyed the conversation while preparing lunch, or the fact that this curry had beef this time around, who knows.
When it comes to food preparation, but I love it, it gives me a chance to work, catch up on conversations with my family. For me personally, that’s what makes food prep in the kitchen even better. At the end of the day, I try to incorporate a new fruit, vegetable or food in my diet which is another part of enjoying optimal nutrition and more importantly, enjoying what you eat :).
Next weeks new foods:
- Parsnip – Pasta
- Green beans- Stir fry or roasted
- Witlof – ??