Fuck, I Have Scurvy!

Fuck, I Have Scurvy!

Veggie Fajitas (to help you avoid scurvy)

Though I am a passionate advocate for beige food, I am also passionately against scurvy, that terrible thing my mother threatened I would get if I didn’t eat my peas for dinner. If you feel like it is time to be kind to that beautiful body of yours, this recipe is for you. If you don’t want to serve these veggies in a wrap, they are also delicious on some rice. 


Serves 5-6

For the roast cauliflower and chickpeas:

·       1 cauliflower, chopped into medium sized pieces 

·       1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed

·       1 packet Old El Paso Spice Mix for Fajitas 


For the veges:

·       3 onions, peeled and finely sliced

·       1 heaped Tbsp minced garlic or 2 tsp garlic powder

·       2 cups frozen corn thawed

·       4 capsicums, sliced

·       1 packet Old El Paso Spice Mix for Fajitas

·       1 tsp paprika


Serve with:

·       Tortillas 

·       Salsa (I mix together tomatoes, spring onions, lemon, salt and a pinch of chilli)

·       Guacamole (I mash up 3 avocados with a splash of lemon and salt and pepper)


1.     Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. In a bowl, combine the chopped cauliflower, chickpeas, one packet of the spice mix, and a splash of oil.

2.     Add cauliflower and chickpeas to a couple of roasting trays and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the chickpeas are golden and the cauliflower is tender (just try a piece to check). 

3.     Meanwhile, in another bowl combine onion, garlic, corn kernels, capsicum, another packet of the spice mix, and paprika.

4.     Heat a large pan over medium-high heat with a splash of oil. Once the oil is hot, add the veges. Cook on a high heat, stirring to prevent burning, until golden. You want to cook it on a high heat so the veges develop colour but still have bite. This can take around 20 minutes.

5.     Meanwhile, make your sides. I love salsa (you can also buy this pre made) and guacamole. But you can serve this with whatever you like. 

6.     At the last minute, heat your tortillas in the microwave until warm. 

7.     My favourite way to eat this is to put it all out on the table, and people can make up their own fajitas.

This article first appeared in Issue 9, 2021.
Posted 8:17pm Sunday 2nd May 2021 by Alice Taylor.