Fruits and Veggies Monday - Corny Monday Story


Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be

Anyone remember the old song by the Mamas & Papas?
Maybe you were still in nappies or perhaps still a twinkle in your Daddy's eyes? Only us oldies will be humming that tune as we remember days gone by!

So far this Monday has really been good to me; gorgeous sunshine and signs of spring all around.
I'm feeling kind of corny today so will share Corn three-ways with all my FAVM friends.

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My inspiration for the corn on the cob came from a local foodie magazine Fresh Living with a little twist for FAVM - super sweet steamed sweetcorn drizzled in Garlic & fresh Herbs Vegan Butter that only takes a few minutes to put together. Served with mashed Avocado and a fresh Basil, Tomato & Onion Sauce this was a meal all on its own.
I mixed fresh finely chopped Thyme & Parsley and crushed Garlic with Vegan Butter, place it into cling wrap and shaped it into a sausage shape and then froze it.


Parsley straight from the garden.


Lovely creamy Avocado mashed with Lemon juice & seasoned with Salt & freshly ground Black Pepper.


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Next on the menu is creamed Spinach & Corn that's perfect to serve with tonight's dinner.

No recipe, simply a method

  • Sautee finely chopped Onions.
  • Add finely diced Potatoes & a little water and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Add chopped Spinach & Sweetcorn and cook till tender.
  • Season to taste, add a blob of Vegan Butter & mash with potato masher.
    Note: you may have to add a little Almond Milk if it's too dry.

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Anyone for popcorn & movies tonight? If you're too tired to go out and see it on the big screen, the couch is second best; just don't get too comfy or you're bound to fall asleep and miss all the action ;)
Popcorn's a real healthy snack if prepared the right way, but no overeating now! Air-dried is best with not too much added salt and of course no butter or sugary coatings.
OK, so I made mine the old fashioned way with a little oil, and it never ceases to amaze me just how that little layer of corn can swell to the extent that it lifts the pot lid!
Loaded with fibre as well as vitamins and minerals with many health benefits - studies have shown that eating whole grains such as popcorn can reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease.
I do hope you enjoyed my corny story this Monday, time for movies here!
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A sincere thank you to the creator of #fruitsandveggiesmonday, @lenasveganliving and to our weekly host the lovely @plantstoplanks! Both these ladies are such an inspiration with their kind feedback and the amazing food coming from their kitchens!
A massive shout-out to that wonderfully talented artist @barbara-orenya for our gorgeous awards as well!
Thank you one and all for giving us this opportunity!
Check out this week's POST, follow the rules 100% and show us your fruits and veggies this Monday.
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Comments 28

16.09.2019 17:32

I love corn! Is this a repost!? as at the beginnng you stated: "So far this Monday has really been good to me; gorgeous sunshine and signs of spring all around."
maybe where you live its Spring, here in Canada we are heading into Fall and its getting cold at night! Thanks for sharing!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ‘

16.09.2019 17:45

Nope, no repost, I live in sunny South Africa in the southern hemisphere with mild winters but very very hot summers, not looking forward to those steamy hot days, love spring though! Thanks for popping into my kitchen;)

16.09.2019 18:07

Oh haha, ok, its only because you said " signs of spring all around!" as we are having to turn on our heater at night heading into Fall! Stay Cool my friend!!β€πŸ˜‚πŸ‘

17.09.2019 04:54

I would gladly take any of those! All those toppers for the steamed corn sound delicious. Creamy avocado and sweet corn just go together like peanut butter and jelly. ;) I think one of my farmer buds might have one more batch of white corn coming in, so I will definitely load up if he brings some to the market!

16.09.2019 17:50

I just love fresh young white corn as well, it does have much more flavour but has to be very young and just picked. We tried to grow it but the monkeys got to them. Hubby has started a new veggie garden and will make something to keep them out, also installing rainwater tanks to pick up roof water from the cottage. We're doing it in stages as it gets costly with filters & pumps so will do our house & then the garage last. We do have water restrictions at times so it will at least help with watering the garden in winter and topping up the pool, we get enough rain in summer!

Thank you for your lovely comments @plantstoplanks!

16.09.2019 19:28

You always know how to put smile on my face Dear Lizelle! Such a beautiful post with delicious and healthy recipes! Besides, I can eat corn any day! YUM πŸŒ½πŸ’šπŸŒ½

16.09.2019 20:59

Glad you enjoyed it @lenasveganliving, thank you for keeping this tag going:)

18.09.2019 03:53

Ohh yes I remember that song and now have it in my head but thats fine I love it :)

andallt he food looks good but the one I am craving now is the corn on the cob ;)

16.09.2019 23:00

Well at least corn on the cob is good for you not so' that old song has been sticking in my head since Monday:) Thanks for stopping by @tattoodjay!

18.09.2019 18:05

Its not a bad song to have in our head there are a lot worse lOL
Yeah corn on the cob is good and tasty :) Posted with

18.09.2019 18:24

These treats look amazingly tasty and delicious - simply yummy

17.09.2019 01:14

Who doesn't love corn? I love so much! Simple but really great for the dish or just snack.

Great presentation.

17.09.2019 07:18

True, I still have to meet someone who doesn't enjoy corn!
Thank you for your lovely comments:)

18.09.2019 17:30

I saw your post in the morning and it made me go to the market and get some corn! ;0)

17.09.2019 16:45

LOL hope you enjoyed it @lymepoet;) Sweetcorn always tempts me!

18.09.2019 17:31

Such a comfort food. I love all your dishes, especially that corns and popcorn. What a treat 😊

17.09.2019 19:06

17.09.2019 19:07

Ah thank you @sherylneil, corn always brightens up the dinner table not so;)

18.09.2019 17:32

Oh My Word!!! lol this is too funny @lizelle, how is it that we BOTH referenced this song today, I can't believe it! (I guess great minds think alike!) Wow, I'll chuckle about this one for a few days.... Anyway, love your post, corn on the cob is a true favorite of mine... and who doesn't like good old fashioned popcorn (I almost made a bowl last night :) ) Of course you know....most Steemians probably don't even know who the Mamas and the Papas are, lol We do thought!!! Cheers my friend :)

17.09.2019 19:38

17.09.2019 19:39

I'm still chuckling, everyone will think we're conspiring as both of us also did one ingredient three-ways;);) I think we've been cooking together here on Steemit for a long while now and are both on the same wavelength, just too funny:):)
I wonder what's going to be next?
I'm definitely enjoying reminiscing all the old songs so will not stop doing that, let's wait and see what happens next:)

18.09.2019 17:37

I'm not that much into corn but looking at these pics, I want one now! xD Great post also! :))

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18.09.2019 00:39

Ah thank you, glad you enjoyed it;)

18.09.2019 18:06

It looks like veggie Monday is a big food orgy!!!

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18.09.2019 16:07

That's a lot of corn! I eat mostly corn from my grill myself.

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18.09.2019 18:03


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