Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all have a great 2017. At the start of each new year, I like to try lots of new foods and products as I’m constantly discovering new things. Recently, I was sent some Vegan green tea energy drinks from Aspire with no sugar or calories. I hadn’t tried these drinks before, so I was really excited for them to be one of the first new products I tried in 2017.
The drinks come in apple + acai, cranberry and mango lemonade. Each of the drinks were really refreshing, fruity, and fizzy. I really enjoyed each of the drinks, but I have to say the cranberry was my favourite! I’ll definitely be drinking more of these throughout the year.
Another thing I like to do at the beginning of each year, is of course eat a bit healthier. For me, that includes increasing my intake of green vegetables! So, I decided that my first recipe for 2017 would include a favourite green vegetable of mine, cavolo nero. For this dish, I cooked the cavolo nero in a simple, delicious tomato sauce flavoured with garlic and herbs. I used a tin of Cirio plum tomatoes for the sauce, as they are the best quality.
The recipe is so simple and quick to make. It makes the perfect side dish for any occasion! I hope you enjoy it.
cavolo nero in a tomato sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, grated
2 tsp herbs de provence
3/4 tsp salt
ground black pepper to taste
1 tbsp Cirio Tomato Purée
1 400g tin Cirio Peeled Plum Tomatoes
200g cavolo nero
- First, chop the cavolo nero into 1-2cm strips and then set it aside for later.
- Next, place a frying pan onto a high heat. Add the oil, garlic, herbs de provence, salt and pepper into the frying pan and fry them for 1-2 minutes. Then add in the tomato purée and plum tomatoes. Stir them into the mixture for 2-3 minutes and break down the tomatoes into small chunks. When this is done, remove the sauce from the heat.
- Now, fill a pan with water and place it onto a high heat. Bring the water to a boil, and add in the cavolo nero. Cook it for 1 minute, then remove it from the heat, drain it and add it into the frying pan.
- Place the frying pan back onto the high heat, and stir in the cavolo nero. Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes until ready. Then, remove the dish from the heat and serve.