Hellllllo lovely people! Yes, I AM BACK AFTER TWO WEEKS
of blog silence I think it is. Its been a busy few weeks as things move on to a bigger and better phase. Its the fabulous month of JULY (my birth month :)) and I am grateful to God for the gift of life and to be able to connect with you. This is wishing you the very best in this month as we have moved on to the second half of 2014!
Ok, following on from my last post regarding the introduction of “fat tax”, I did mention that I made a simple family sauce using prawns and mushrooms. It was healthy, tasty and simple to make (yes, simple, saving time :)) or isn’t that not what we want as busy working mums and dads? :-D. What’s also interesting is that it costs less which confirms that yes, you can eat lots of healthy foods for less. If you want to how this whole chat started, please read the previous post *smiles*
Tin Tomatoes (blended with scotch bonnet pepper, onions and one red bell pepper)
Prawns (cleaned, ready to eat)- I used baby prawns here, but you can get large ones
Pack of Mushrooms (washed)
Olive oil (2 tbsp.)
Chopped Onions (small quantity)
Chopped (or crushed) Garlic- (a small quantity)
Chopped (or crushed) Ginger- (a small quantity)
Dash of lemon juice
(Herbs, Spices, Seasoning HSS: 1/2 tsp hot curry powder, 1 tsp. thyme, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1/2 tsp. parsley, knorr seasoning or cube, salt to taste)
TIP: other suitable additions can be chopped green pepper and chopped red pepper, spring onions. If you don’t like mushrooms, you can substitute with spinach or pumpkin leaves (ugu)
Heat the olive oil and sauté onions, garlic and ginger.
Then add the blended tomatoes and allow to boil for about 8-10minutes
Whilst the tomatoes is boiling and losing some of the liquid, add the HSS mentioned above excluding the knorr seasoning. Allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
Then add the prawns, dash of lemon juice (or few drops of squeezed lemon) and allow to simmer for approx. another 5-8 minutes
Finally, add the washed mushrooms, knorr seasoning. Taste and add seasoning as required. Mushrooms cook very quickly so a few minutes in the heat should suffice…
Dinner is served :). Perfect with some roast potatoes
(for the garnish, I used a few boiled and seasoned green beans)
There you have it, a simple recipe easy on the pocket :).
Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Keep making it happen!
Blessings and love
Tracey x x x