I recently learned that I am iron deficient and have suffered a large drop in my haemoglobin levels since I last donated blood in September.
I now have to take iron tablets daily for the next three months or so and have another blood test in about a month.
And of course, the most popular topic of conversation over the last few days has been how to get more iron into me.
One obvious way is broccoli soup.
However, the recipe I followed didn't come out that well. Far too salty.
One tablespoon of olive oil (or, if you're me, a generous slug),
One garlic clove, peeled and chopped,
250mls chicken or vegetable stock (more if necessary),
200g broccoli florets,
Salt and pepper to taste,
Drizzle cream, to serve (optional)
Heat oil in a saucepan and saute garlic for 1-2 minutes.
Pour the chicken or vegetable stock into the pan and add the broccoli florets.
Bring to boil and reduce heat and simmer gently for 10-12 minutes, until the broccoli is tender.
Season to taste, then transfer to a liquidizer/blender. Blend until smooth.
Before blending I added a generous helping of grated Cheddar cheese to the bowl.
Does anyone have any good recipes for iron-filled goodness? Please don't suggest liver, unless you have a recipe that disguises the taste of it!