I have also found that good quality produce doesn't need much doctoring to make it taste good. The earth, sun, and rain have already done 99% of the work for us. So, why ruin a good thing with too much salt, butter, or oil?
In my opinion, the simpler frequently the better (and yummier).
Case in point:
Potarrot Mash (potato and carrot...get it?!)
Sauteed Kale and Zucchini
Tahini, Molasses, and Lemon Cream
Note: I like to call these kinds of recipes "unrecipes," because I don't think that they exactly warrant a detailed ingredient and/or direction list.
Usually, around 2:00PM, I take stock of what is available, ripe, and ready to eat in the refrigerator and pantry. From there, I decided what to do with it. For this dinner, I found:
- a lone Russet potato;
- three skinny carrots leftover from a 2lb. bag;
- 1/4 bunch of kale; and
- two measly zucchini (none of which would really work as an entree, or even a side, on its own).
However, with a little creativity and a willingness to let their natural flavors shine through, I was able to whip up something that was both delicious and filling.
Specifically, I ended up;
- boiling the potato and carrots and them processing them together with 1T Smart Balance and a little salt and pepper;
- sauteing the zucchini and kale together with a little lemonjuice and EVOO, and seasoning them with salt, pepper, and nutmeg; and
- whisking together a cream of 2T tahini, 2T lemonjuice, 2T water, 1/2tsp molasses, pinch of salt and pepper, and 1/2 packet of stevia.
The cream added some healthy fats from the tahini, as well as a little more staying power from the protein. Bo added a few links of sausage, and all in all the meal was fast, filling, and fabulous!
Question of the Day:
So, I'm excited to know, what are some of the simplest meals that YOU whip together? Please share in the "Comment" section below...who knows, I might want to recreate them in MY kitchen! :)
Ally and Bo