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Healthy quick meals with vegetables to get you back into a bathing suit

Healthy recipes to get your body ready for the beach.

I know it is really a bit early, but recently I have heard people talk about getting their bodies ready for the beach and the bathing suits. Personally my body is always ready just add suit.

I was thinking some of you don’t enjoy my pasty white hairy chest out in the sun to help blind you just in case the sun is having an off day.

But what if I could do that Hulk Hogan pectoral muscle move? Ya you know the one.

And so this leads me to this month’s recipe theme: Healthy quick meals.


Asparagus and tofu in balsamic butter

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic sliced

4 tbsp butter

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

3 tbsp water

1 bunch asparagus trimmed and halved

Fresh cracked pepper

4 thick slices firm tofu

1 tbsp fresh thyme

To trim the asparagus just snap off the bottoms. They will break where they need to.

Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat.

Add garlic cooking for one minute.

Add butter, balsamic, and water cooking for another minute.

Add asparagus and pepper and cook until tender, about four minutes.

Place asparagus on plates.

Add tofu and thyme for 30 seconds per side until heated through.

Place tofu over the bed of asparagus and baste with remaining sauce. Enjoy!


Eggplant salad

1 eggplant, thinly sliced

Olive oil

1 baby lettuce halved

2/3 cup marinated feta with oil, crumbled

2 tbsp fresh basil torn

Fresh cracked pepper

Brush eggplant slices well with oil. Fry over medium high heat for two to three minutes each side until golden and crisp.

Place lettuce on serving plates and top with eggplant, feta, basil and pepper.

Drizzle some of the flavored oil from the feta over and enjoy.


Blue cheese rocket pasta salad

450 g fresh or dry pasta

2 tbsp butter

½ cup walnuts

2 tbsp cider vinegar

3 tbsp chopped chives

6 oz baby rocket (arugula) leaves

5 oz sliced blue cheese

Fresh cracked pepper

Cook pasta until al dente. While pasta is cooking.

Heat butter in a small frying pan on medium.

Add walnuts and cook for two minutes or until fragrant. Add vinegar. Drain pasta and toss with chives, rocket, blue cheese, walnut dressing and fresh cracked pepper.

Yum yum yum blue cheese!

Now for some of you readers out there, just relax, I promise to return to my meaty roots next month.