Let’s face it – when you’re under the pump, time poor, and worn out, finding simple things to feed the hungry, noisy mouths something that isn’t bangers and mash, can be tricky. I feel you!
I am constantly googling simple things, generally with my kitchen ingredients in the Google search, followed by ‘recipe’. I’m waiting for the day that Google comes back with “just do the grocery shopping – you know you can do that online too…….”. Yeah, yeah. Screw you, Google.
One weekend however, this beauty came up in my search, but wasn’t a recipe for a thermomix, so a little amending and voila! Into 3 cold and empty bellies it went, leaving just enough for lunch the next day.
I took this recipe and swapped it out as follows:
- 1 zucchini
- 1/2 a cauliflower (enough to almost fill the thermie bowl)
- 1/2 head of garlic (see ya later, winter germs!)
- 3 cups chicken stock
- Parmesan cheese
- 4 rashers bacon
- Enough pasta to feed the fambam
- Some butter, some milk, and salt and pepper
- A splash of love
- A hungry toddler to taste test
- Blitz the garlic cloves, then whack the zucchini and cauli into the bowl with the stock. Cook on temp 80 speed 1 for 15 mins. Drain the stock into a container or bowl and set aside.
- Get your pasta cooking nicely, so that it’s ready when everything else is done.
- While the veggies are cooking, slice up your bacon (you could use chicken or ham..) and throw it into a frying pan. Cook to your liking.
- Go back to your veggies – all the stock is gone, so season with salt and pepper, a splash of milk and a bit of butter. Sprinkle in a decent amount of parmesan (this will be to your liking, and it tastes good with tasty cheese too). Give it a good blitz on speed 6-7 for a minute or so, so that it gets all smooth and creamy. You can add some stock back into the puree if you want it a bit more runny.
- Dish it up in whatever manner you wish.
- Enjoy!! 🙂
♥ This can easily have it’s colour changed if you’re wanting to make a rainbow sauce, or something extra for the kids to get some more nourishment out of – divide it up, and blend some carrot/pumpkin into one, beetroot into another, broccoli/beans/peas into another.
♥ Serve with extra greens, or my favourite, cherry tomatoes!
Tell me your favourite simple vegetable smuggling recipe..! I’m always up for inspiration, and ideas – especially in the kitchen!! 😉