Sunday, Foodie Sunday With Val – It’s Not Rocket Science

By Val, the Cookie Queen

After the chocolate overdose of the last post I thought I would share what we eat at mealtimes, regardless of current dietary disorders.

We never have dinner without a plate of chopped fruit and vegetables in the middle of the table. We have eaten this way for nearly thirty years. Whether it’s a curry, or pasta, or Mexican, or meat, it’s there. Of course it changes with the seasons.

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My choice of stuff.

I always have a minimum of one type of fruit. It seems to be only tradition that say we can’t have a plate of apples, or sliced oranges or whatever, as well as salad and the main course. This works especially well with young children as it’s colourful and there is always something to pick at. Kids like picking!

Today’s method is very easy. Get a pile of vegetables and a couple of fruits. Chop up to look attractive. Put on plate. Cook whatever you had in mind. Eat.

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Mixed green salad. Fresh pineapple. Tomatoes separate with pumpkin seed oil and balsamico.

Nothing in your mind to cook? Then grab some bread and eat the fruit and veggies then. It’s good for you.

I salt the veggie plate, yes apples, too (they are so good with salt on) and squeeze lemon juice over the whole lot. That’s it. If I am not serving a green salad as well, then I might drizzle olive oil over them too. Sometimes vinegar. I mean, it’s not rocket science. Do whatever blows your skirt.

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Ready to eat. Yes, that’s killer hummus, hope you are not confused. We’ll cover that next time!

Now because most people like to have pictures, I took some of our family meal yesterday. Bear in mind that I was feeding two body builders as well, and they loved it, so you dear readers might love it too.

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Burgers from the barbecue ……. and they’re off!!

Have a nice Sunday.


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13 Responses to Sunday, Foodie Sunday With Val – It’s Not Rocket Science

  1. WOO HOO! Great post Val and BJTG is in the pic. OMG He has already stripped HEAPS. Chris looks like he’s about to jump on the table to save some it from the Body Building hordes. Hug them all for me please, get them to hug you back from me and Jin.
    We had Hommus for lunch TODAY. With falafels, pickles, garlic and chicken. YUM. No, there was no green.
    Portia xx

  2. Vanessa says:

    Chuckling at the mention of ‘killer hummus’. That is such a great way to get your now ‘7 a day’ down you – I should reach for the chopping board and follow suit. I had an avocado last week, certainly.

    • cookie queen says:

      Well it worked fine for my kids. No veg or fruit problem there. I guess, at a pinch the avacado will do. Treat yourself to another one next week. Do you like hummus, killer or otherwise? ❤️

  3. Tara says:

    Val, you manage to make even veggies look sooo good!

    Is there something else you put on the plate of sliced carrots etc apart from lemon juice and salt? It looks like (green/brown?) sprinkles. Also what is balsamico? I don’t want to miss any of your tips. They’re solid gold.

    • cookie queen says:

      Ground black pepper. I just zoomed in. Haha! I oregano on the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, got a bit Italian calling it balsamico – been here too long. It is also dark looking because of the pumpkin seed oil. Have you ever had it? It is an Austrian speciality, and to die for. Mega Yum!!!!!!!!!! I’ll bring you some. xxx

  4. Sandra says:

    Fabulous Val! My comment seemed to have been eaten up by your veggies. Thanks for the tip for the tomatoes. You are definitely right – kids love picking. I also love hummus with raw veggies. Xo

    • cookie queen says:

      Seriously, we all love off this stuff. We also do a fair amount of green smoothies, Chris has gone crazy making them every day. Nice to see you. xxx

  5. Pingback: Sunday, Foodie Sunday With Val – Humble Homemade Hummus | Olfactoria's Travels

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