After two weeks of going to hospital and mixing with all the bugs flying around I was bound to fall ill, wasn't I? I was tired from trying to fit work in after an 8 hour shift at the hospital and then organise and cook tea for two people who eat at differing ends of the spectrum! Don't get me wrong friends had offered to help with shopping, cooking, cleaning and dog walking, but I thought I was Wonderwoman and tried to do everything. The result was falling flat on my face with a cold and chest infection! I didn't want to surrender to it but there was no way I could carry on visiting S while I felt this poorly and besides I didn't want to pass on the illness to S, she has enough on her plate at the moment fighting Guillain Barre Syndrome.
I figured I needed some good honest healthy vegetables and herbs and put together Get Well Soon Stroganoff.
1 clove garlic
1 packet green beans
1 packet spinach
1 red pepper
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
Salt and black pepper to taste
Finely chop the onion and garlic and saute in a little olive oil until the onion is translucent. Finely chop the green beans and add to the pan, saute for another 5 minutes stirring all the time. Finely chop the red pepper and add to the pan, with a little soy sauce to prevent the vegetables from sticking. Add the paprika and thyme and stir to combine. Add a little water if the mixture starts sticking, slice the mushrooms and add to the pan and continue to saute until the mushrooms are cooked and the green beans are al dente. Shred the spinach and add to the pan, stir through the vegetable mixture until the spinach wilts. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Slowly add the soy cream until you reach your desired consistency. I used about ½ a carton and heat through, do not boil else the soy cream may split. Serve over rice or pasta. I enjoyed mine in a bowl on its own, the flavour of the vegetables worked really well together, with the herbs and soy cream.
I decided not to post about the vegan swap box that I sent to Bindy as she has yet to collect the parcel from the post office and I didn't want to spoil her surprise.