28. Polenta Served With Italian Herb & Wine Infused Veggies

πŸπŸ‚ Another day, another post for Blogtober. Today I have a really simple dinner idea which looks sophisticated but really only takes 10-15 minutes to make. It’s great for date night or an evening with your bff and is especially tasty with a nice glass of wine 🍷

What you will need (serves 2):
– 1/2 red onion
– 2 handfuls of button mushrooms
– 1 courgette
– 4 large tomatoes
– 1 handful of green beans
– 1 handful of olives (black or green)
– 1 tbsp Italian herbs
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 50ml red or white wine
– salt and pepper to taste
– 1tbsp olive oil
– 300g ready made polenta
– a sprinkling of nutritional yeast (optional)
– fresh basil to garnish
– balsamic glaze

Step 1
Chop all of the vegetables and add to a pan with the wine, garlic and Italian herbs. Let this cook down for 10-15 minutes on a low to medium heat and season to taste.

Step 2
Slice the polenta to 1cm thickness and add to a pan with the olive oil on a medium heat. Fry for a couple of minutes on each side, sprinkle a little nutritional yeast over the top if you wish.

Step 3
Plate up, garnish with basil and drizzle balsamic glaze over to serve. Bellissimo πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that this plate is a healthy one.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in it for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in this meal have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
– Tomatoes are packed with vitamins. They are great for your skin, your heart and your eyes. They also help to repair damaged cells from smoking so put your cigarette out and eat some tomatoes.
Basil is an excellent antibacterial herb. It is also anti inflammatory so can ease the pain of arthritis and gastrointestinal conditions.
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats – don’t be scared of the word fat because this is a good type of fat. It helps to prevent disease including diabetes and cancer and metabolic syndrome. Be careful when frying food with it – always use a low to medium heat to prevent carcinogens from raising their ugly heads.

Happy creating!

Rewired πŸ’•πŸŒΏ

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