I looked into my fridge and it looked really sad and empty. After moving back to Tenerife after we spent the summer in Sweden, and my roomie left for London the day before we arrived, there were some things on the shelves but not much. As with anything, its much much more fun to see the potential that the obstacles. Send me a picture of your fridge and lets see if we can turn that lost, sad looking veggie in the lower right corner into something nutritious and delicious!
There is always (or should be, otherwise, write it down on your shopping list) some bulk stuff in the cupboard like wholewheat pasta, buckwheat, brown rice, amaranth, millet or in this case quinoa. One part quinoa goes with two parts water and any desired seasoning.
Chop up any veggies you have in the fridge or even freezer. I had bell peppers, white squash and yellow onions. I like big chunks so thats how i cut them (and its faster). Season with anything you like, salt, pepper, smoked paprika…
Add a little coconut oil (because its heat stable) or water (if you dont want to use oil) to a pan and stir fry your veggies on high heat until they soften a little. If you like them really soft and juicy, use medium heat, some spoons of water and a lid. Let simmer until your preferred softness.
Scout your fridge, freezer and cupboards for anything delishious you could add to complete your dish and to make it more exiting. I found a can of sweet corn, a baby avocado, some frozen pees (pour boiling water over them and wait a couple of minutes and they are ready to eat), some olives and a tiny jar of tomato chutney that I got as a gift. I also had some leftover almond milk I had made in the morning.
Enjoy your super delicious, easy and cheap, whole food plant based meal.
Send me a picture of your fridge on IG and we figure out what great meal you can make!
“Cooking - is to make something out of nothing!” - Andrea