They say that the feeling of abundance in life, does not come from what we own, but from things that we enjoy doing. True. A walk in the park, reading a good book or cooking a delicious meal can all bring some joy to your day.
Today I chose the last one. I always find joy in cooking.
This is so simple to do, it literally takes no time. I had some left over lean beef fillet in the fridge from a couple of days ago, and did not want to let it go wasted ( you can use fresh meat instead). I thought of a couple of fresh ingredients to add to it and that was it!
The veggies add volume and flavour to this meal and little calories but many nutrients. On the other hand, you get the consistence from the meat. Very balanced and delicious.
WHAT YOU NEED
1 fresh red pepper
1 fresh courgette
Some sesame seeds to sprinkle over
150 – 200 grams of leftover/or fresh meat – can be anything you prefer
2 teaspoons of coconut oil
For seasoning you can use all the spices you like. I like chilli and sea salt.
HOW TO DO IT
Chop all the veggies. I like to cut the courgette in ribbons using the peeler, just like in the image below.
Heat the pan with the coconut oil.
Throw in the meat and cook it for a minute, mostly to reheat it as it is already cooked. If you're using fresh meat, it will take a few more minutes.
Remove the meat from the pan and set aside for a bit.
Add all the veggies and leave to soften for a minute or two.
Add the meat back and season and mix until it all marries nicely.
Taste it before you serve it to make sure your taste buds like it enough. Feel free to use your own seasoning potions.
Serve it in your favourite plate and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and more chilly.
WHAT YOU GET FROM THIS IN TERMS OF NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
IRON – vital for the production of haemoglobin and myoglobin in your blood.
VITAMIN B – a range of these vitamins are necessary for the functioning of your brain cells and nervous system, healthy skin, hair and nails.
VITAMIN C – this vitamin fights the free radicals (cancer cells), improve connective tissue, helps in healing wounds and strengthen your immune system. Helps to the absorption of the iron from foods.
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