Mixed vegetables (Broccoli cauliflower carrot and corn)

Do you know the top 5 resolutions people plan for 2023 are all about doing something good, stop bad behaviour, learning something new, eating healthier, or spending more time with family or friends. Mine is eating healthy, lose weight, bring my culinary skill to the next level with a view to eating healthy meals with family and friends.

Google: “Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head, stalk and small associated leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Thus is a great source of antioxidants and may enhance your health by reducing inflammation, improving blood sugar control, boosting immunity, and promoting heart health.”

“Cauliflower is a cruciferous and white vegetable that is naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins. It provides antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect against cancer. It also contains fiber to enhance weight loss and digestion, choline that is essential for learning and memory, and many other important nutrients.”

“Carrots have a wealth of antioxidants and good for your eyes. Best-known carrot superpower. They’re rich in beta-carotene, a compound your body changes into vitamin A, which helps keep your eyes healthy. And beta-carotene helps protect your eyes from the sun and lowers your chances of cataracts and other eye problems. They can lower your risk of cancer.”

“It helps your heart due to all those antioxidants The potassium in carrots can help keep your blood pressure in check. And have fiber, which can help you stay at a healthy weight and lower your chances of heart disease. The vitamin C in carrots helps your body build antibodies that defend your immune system. Vitamin C also helps your body take in and use iron and prevent infections. Perhaps prevention from getting Covid.”

“Baby Corn provides the valuable nutrients that lack in most people’s diets. It is high in potassium, folic acid, and is a rich source of vitamins A, B, E and many other minerals. Furthermore, it is extremely low in fat and has a lower Glycemic index than regular corn making it a great substitute.”

Whatever your resolution is? It’s still best to have vegetables in your diet. I am glad my simple mixed vegetables have nutrition, colourful, flavourful and delicious. Let’s cook healthy!!!


2 large carrots, blanched and cut into bite size
2 small broccoli, cut into bite size, blanched stems and florets
1 medium cauliflower, blanched stems and florets
1 can baby corn, halved
1/8 c vegetables stock
1 Tbs minced garlic
1 1/2 Tbs Shao Xing Chinese cooking wine
1/2 Tbs tom yum paste
3 Tbs soy sauce


To blanch vegetables

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it generously. Fill a metal basin with ice water, and put a colander or strainer in it. Add the vegetable to the boiling water and cook, uncovered, until crisp tender, or the desired degree of doneness. Scoop the vegetable from the water and immediately put them in the ice water, to stop the cooking and set their colour. Cool and drain, and set aside.

To cook vegetables

Heat 2 Tbs oil in a big saucepan over medium heat, and add in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add in carrots, cook for about 2 minutes, then add in vegetables stock, broccoli stems and cauliflower stems, cook for about 2-3 minutes. Next add in cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, baby corns and cook for about 3 minutes.

Pour Shao Xing Chinese cooking wine, tom yum paste and soy sauce. Stir to mix well for 1-2 minutes. Check the doneness of vegetables. Once done to your desired cooking add seasoning. Enhance the vegetables at the end of cooking with 1 Tbs oil (OPT). Spoon onto a square plate and serve with red meat, and rice. Enjoy your healthy vegetables resolution lunch with family and friends.

Note: When blanching a mix of vegetables, don’t cook them together since they may not all cook at the same time. Start with the lightest coloured or mildest flavoured vegetable, and blanch and refresh each vegetable, one after the other, until cooked as desired.