Basil and Corn Stuffed Tomatoes
This recipe is fairly simple but it still offers two learning objectives. It offers a chance to get acquainted with the flavour of basil, a versatile and aromatic herb.
It also offers a peek into a new way to do vegetables- stuffing them. Stuffing vegetables is a great way to add some sophistication, texture, and flavour to vegetable sides. It also makes the side a little bit more filling. Vegetables can be stuffed with anything you choose: meat, grains, other vegetables, herbs, or a combination of these ingredients.
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cups fresh sweet corn
1 clove garlic (minced)
a bunch of basil ribbons
salt and pepper to taste
They were nice. Something felt as though it was missing though. Perhaps because I used regular frozen corn instead of sweet corn? I was short on basil leaves as well and perhaps that also affected the final result. Overall they were okay.
Oven Roasted Parmesan Broccoli
I chose this recipe because I thought it would be a simple mix-up from my usual method of steaming broccoli.
2 cups of broccolli
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/3 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
Directions found on Six Sisters Stuff. Recipe adapted from Six Sisters Stuff by Camille.
They were okay. Make sure not to overcook your broccoli. I kept cooking the broccoli even though it was soft because I was hoping to brown it. I overcooked it.
Salt and Pepper Chicken
Salt and pepper can actually go pretty far. When you don’t have any time to marinade or don’t feel like throwing a rub together, it is a nice easy fall back.