Veggies are in vogue!

Plant based substitutes are hot on the culinary scene in 2016. From spiralised veggies and cauliflower crust pizzas to cauliflower rice, vegetable chips and steaks – creative uses of vegetables is the in-thing and everything is going plant based! Good news for the vegetarians, and time for some change for the meat eaters! Read on…


Cauliflower saw its use in various versions in the year 2015 and it still is going to be in fashion in the coming days. So, it’s more and more of this white vegetable everywhere. You can use it to make a rice, steak, pancakes, pizza crust or even bulk-up your mashed potatoes – go healthy with your favourite foods. We teach you a simple, yet fabulous Cauliflower Rice right here:

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Mix up grated cauliflower and broccoli in a pot full of boiling water and cook for 1-2 minutes. Strain and cool. Sauté chopped garlic in olive oil till light golden, add cooked cauliflower and broccoli, cook for 1-2 minutes. Season right with salt, crushed peppercorns, mix and let it get heated through. Sprinkle chopped parsley and mix. Off the heat and its good to go!

Oodles of noodles!

Create your kind noodles/pastas with spiralised veggies – zoodles with zucchini and coodles with carrot! Or you can choose any other vegetable you like – innovate with beetroot, radish and so on. Use your choice of sauce or make an aglio e olio, these are fun, add a dash of colour in your dishes and level-up the health quotient for sure. Try this one here (a bit of cheese would do no harm):

Zucchini Pasta 7

Sauté chopped garlic in olive oil till golden. Add chopped onion, sauté till translucent. Throw in some halved cherry tomatoes, stir for a minute. Season with salt, pepper powder and mix. Add mixed zucchini and carrot strips, toss for a minute or two. Switch off the flame, sprinkle some parmesan cheese powder and torn basil leaves. Mix and serve at once!

All for chips!

Kale, sweet potato, beetroot, raw banana, radish or whatever you want to experiment with. Just slice them real thin and bake them to perfection instead of frying for that ultimate crisp bite! Veggie chips are nutritious. Veggie chips are unique. Veggie chips are super. Here is a Kale Chips recipe right from our bank:

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Tear fresh kale and scatter them on a baking tray. Drizzle some olive oil and mix gently. Put the tray in a preheated oven at 150ºC and cook for 5-10 minutes. Remove, sprinkle salt and some parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Yes, it is that easy!

Do tell us what you think the food trends of 2016 will be.

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