Tips for tasty meals in a flash

BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM COMBO

BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM COMBO

Fry a packet of whole mushrooms in a little olive oil. Add half a pack of McCain Young & Tender Broccoli.

Braise over high heat, about one minute. Add 300ml milk into which you've whisked a packet of mushroom sauce powder. Allow sauce to come to the boil and thicken. Season and serve.

BUTTERED CAULIFLOWER AND PEARS

Microwave according to the pack instructions, half a packet McCain Young and Tender Cauliflower and two peeled, cubed pears. Simmer with lid on for two minutes. Remove lid, add a knob of butter and turn up the heat.

Toss until lightly brown, sticky and glossy. Season and serve.

TIME-SAVING TIPS

1. Use washed-and-ready bags of spinach or Romaine lettuce for salads.

2. Buy canned or bottled sauces and dressings.

3. Buy shredded cheese.

4. Use recipes with short ingredient lists.

The McCain Tribute to Good Taste, South Africa's only vegetarian cooking competition will will be held on March 18 at Hostex at the Sandton Convention Centre.

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