A Whole Lot of Goodness

I should probably start by saying that I’m not one of the people who eat 3 large meals or 5 small meals throughout the day. I probably have 2 big meals and then a whole heaps of small meals…yes, I am one of the people who fall in to the serious snacker category. The impact of this is basically that I don’t usually sit down with a lunch like this – however it was so yum that I may have to start adding it in to my routine!

The meal is essentially a whole lot of delicious side dishes all together on one plate. I’ve broken it down in to each dish so that it’s easier to follow!

Brown Rice: 

Cook brown rice with some chicken stock in the water. When it’s ready top with black sesame seeds

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Beetroot Dip:

1 Beetroot

1/2 clove of garlic

Squeeze of lemon juice

Dash of olive oil

Directions: 

Peel the beetroot and dice in to cubes. Place in a pot of boiling water and boil for about 15 minutes.

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Drain the water and place the beetroot in the fridge for a couple of minutes to cool slightly. Note: Whenever I boil beetroot I keep the beetroot juice to make a juice with once I’ve finished cooking. 

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Take the beetroot out of the fridge .Place ingredients in a food processor and pulse until just combined. Be careful not to do this for too long  because it will become a bit too mushy. Note: Most of the time (for small quantities) instead of using a food processor I use the Magic Bullet which is quite possibly my favourite little companion in the kitchen!

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Corn with Sage:

1 Corn

Sage

Directions:

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Remove the corn from the cob

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Heat some oil in a saucepan and add corn. When the corn sounds like its popping remove from heat and sprinkle generously with sage

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Asparagus with Soy and Wasabi Dressing:
1 bunch of asparagus
1 small onion
2 teaspoon soy Sauce
2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
Dollop wasabi
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Directions: 
Cut the asparagus on an angle
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Steam the asparagus for 4 minutes
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While the asparagus is steaming, make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl
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When the asparagus is steamed, add to the sauce and coat generously. Let it sit for 10 minutes
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Top with sesame seeds and a little coriander
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Place all ingredients on a large plate. Served with hummus and strawberry infused water
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