I work from home. So most days I try to eat healthy but there are the times where my lunch is nothing more than snacking on potato chips or crackers and cheese. I enjoy cooking for other people, but don’t often cook for myself. After a few days, my body revolts, demanding fresh produce and green things. And then I wonder why I don’t take the time to make myself a lovely healthy lunch like this every day?
Once the veg is roasted, top it with greek yogurt and fresh, spicy, zingy chutney. Or an egg and chili sauce. Or burrata and pesto. DO NOT use jarred chutney or pesto. For the vegan version, simply skip the dairy/egg on top.
1/2 fennel bulb, sliced
2-3 wild carrots, chopped and sliced
brussels sprouts, either halved or whole
other veg (sweet potato, leeks, onions, cabbage, parsnip, swede)
Full fat greek yogurt (leave out if vegan).
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1 cup fresh cilantro/coriander leaves
1/2 cup basil
1/2 cup parsley
1 tsp fresh ginger
2-3 cloves garlic
1 green jalapeno (with seeds)
1 tbs of nuts
1 tbs of lemon or lime juice
salt and pepper
water as needed
1) Chop/slice the veg to equal-ish sizes. Drizzle with olive oil and grind salt and pepper over. Roast for 20-25 min, or until golden brown and cooked through.
2) Put all the ingredients for the chutney in a food processor and blitz, adding a little water as needed to mix. Taste and adjust seasoning (add more salt, more lemon juice, etc.)
3) Top with a dollop of greek yogurt, green chutney, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and another grind of pepper.
- chutney is also good as an omelette filling
- in a Bombay sandwich
- on quesadillas
- on chickpea tacos