A few months ago we discovered we had rats. Not only were they running a riot in our house and freaking us out with the constant scratching but they had decided to nest under the decking in our garden. So down it all came, leaving a ruddy great mass of mud in its place. After much deliberation, we decided to turn that soil and make our very own mini allotment. Given that I only tend to eat a select amount of veg, for low carb purposes, and that we only ever buy organic veg, which of course and rather annoyingly, is more expensive, we thought we would give it a go.
We most certainly did sow our seeds and the results have been extraordinary. Most of it was guess work, but by George, we have harvested and are continuing to harvest an actual crop.
⬆️ Courgettes from our garden!
Every time I walk into the garden and spot another courgette, I literally feel like I’m welcoming a new baby into the World. We must be getting at least 4/5 a day now, which is fantastic for a gal who eats grain free, low carb foods. The creativity is flowing and we are literally eating courgettes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
I am so grateful to our Earth, for allowing me to grow such beautiful food and knowing that the vegetables I’m cooking don’t have any pesticides or chemicals on them, makes me feel so much better. I actually feel like I’m giving something back to the land.
Yummy courgette flowers, ready for stuffing and devouring:)
So, A few of us Mums at school have started an allotment swap, which is great. I swapped a few of my green courgettes for a huge yellow one 👇
I decided to scoop out the insides and stuff with broccoli rice, fresh mint, red onion, some green courgettes and mushrooms.
I fried off all the ingredients in coconut oil, with plenty of salt n pepper.
Whilst that was cooking I covered the hollowed out courgette in coconut oil, seasoned and popped in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Then i stuffed with the mixture and popped it back in the oven for about 20 mins @200 fan asst.
It really was delicious. I sliced in half and served with a nutty avocado salad.
Courgettes are full of nutrients, including vitamin C and B vitamins. They are anti inflammatory, so great for digestion. Low in carbohydrates and a great source of potassium and antioxidants.
They are so versatile too. I make courgetti spaghetti, courgette and almond flour quiche and my favourite, courgette fritters.
I mean, yum!!
So, here’s to growing your own. Oh and you really don’t need a big garden to do so. Planters work too. We don’t have a huge plot at all & we are growing about 5 different vegetables.
Taking down the decking, and as you can see, it’s not a huge space. Just right for growing a few veg though.
I will be posting some new recipes, inspired by the wonderful veg in my garden 💚
Have a great week!
Love Coral xxx