The start of spring is good for the soul. It’s not dark when you wake up anymore. Plus, you finally get some sun on your skin after months in hibernation – yay! To really make the most of the good stuff, it’s worth treating your body to some delicious, seasonal veggies. Here are 7 you should try and why.
Purple sprouting broccoli
Purple sprouting broccoli is packed with vitamin A and vitamin C. Try dressing it with finely chopped chili and garlic in your FlavorStone Diamond Pan, then bake in the oven for 20 mins at 180°c – delish!
Asparagus super low-calorie and a great source of vitamin K, which supports bone health. When you’re cooking pasta in your FlavorCast pan, chuck in some chopped asparagus for the last couple of minutes. Or, dry-fry until charred for a nutty twist.
Beetroot is what you might call a super food. Low fat, loaded with vitamins and packed with antioxidants...plus it’s so versatile. Blitz it up in a soup, grate it over your salads, or leave whole, chuck in your FlavorStone Diamond pan and roast for 40 mins.
Spinach is famous for being a good source of iron and protein but it’s full of healthy vitamins and minerals too. Next time you’re cooking a curry or a stew in your FlavorCast pan, throw in some handfuls of spinach just before you serve.
The goodness inside leeks can help keep your skin glowing, your heart pumping and your eyesight clear. Less acidic and sweeter than an onion, they make a great addition to the soups, stocks and stews you whip up in your FlavorStone Diamond pan.
Carrots are full of beta-carotene. So, while they might not give you night-vision, they’ll support your healthy eyesight. Lovely grated into salads, or stir-fried with cumin seeds, try chopping them chunky and braising in your FlavorCast casserole.
The first cabbages of the year are called spring greens. They’re really high in fibre which is useful if you’re trying to lose weight. Don’t overcook them or they go bitter. Just shred and steam over your FlavorCast pan then toss in butter to serve.