‘Slob’ is our own word. It may not sound attractive but we use it to mean a mash or mix of ingredients. In this case it’s a beautifully sweet mix of beans and veg which can be used as a carbohydrate swap (e.g. instead of mashed potato) — great as a vegetarian dish or as a base for a nice grilled piece of meat or fish (we had grilled tuna this evening for that extra hit of oily fish).
Apart from tasting great, why is it so good from a cardiovascular health perspective?
Beans (and legumes in general) are associated with improved cardiovascular health. Basically people who eat beans or lentils regularly live longer and have fewer cardiovascular events — things like heart attacks and strokes. They are high in fibre and so avoid peaks in blood sugar, leading to improved sugar and fat metabolism. Add in peas (high in soluble fibre), garlic, parsley, (full of blood pressure lowering potassium), and extra-virgin olive oil for a superstar combination. Oh, and this one was topped with some tender, steamed sweetheart cabbage dressed in a little knob of butter. A filling, satisfying meal without any guilt or fear of weight gain.