Tuesday, April 5, 2011

An Easy Throw Together Meal

I had a few vegetables in the crisper, but not the right ones for the recipe I wanted to make.  So I decided to take what I had and come up with a simple throw-together meal.
I normally take pictures as I go along and also take one with the recipe plated.  I didn't really think that this would amount to much, but it actually was quite tasty. 

A friend of mine who is a SAD eater was not feeling well, so I went to visit with her for an hour and decided to bring her some of my stir fry.  I really didn't think she'd like it, but she did.  I was pretty surprised and she didn't add any salt like I thought she would.  So the reason I'm posting this is because of my friend who raved about this recipe.  I thought if she liked it maybe some of you would who are use to eating nutritarianly.   :)

Steamed Cabbage and Simple Vegetable Stir Fry

1/2 small green cabbage, cut into wedges

1 large onion, sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 large red bell pepper, sliced

8 oz white button mushrooms, sliced

1 cup frozen peas

1 15 oz. can drained and rinsed kidney beans (or beans of your choice)

No-sodium spike

Chili powder

Water for sauteing

Steam cabbage low heat while cooking stir fry. Watch it for desired doneness. I like mine a little al'dente. I like my veggies in the stir fry a little crunchy too so if you like your veggies cooked well, you'll need to stirfry a little longer than I did.  When cabbage is done, remove from heat and leave in pan until stirfry is finished to keep warm.  Sprinkle chili powder and spike seasoning to taste.

Water saute onion slices and allow to caramelize. Add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add red bell pepper and mushrooms and stir fry 1-2 more minutes. Add a small amounts of water as needed. Add peas and kidney beans. Stir to allow peas to thaw. Upon serving, sprinkle with chili powder and spike seasoning to taste. Simple and delicious!


nutritionalert said...

I have no doubt that I will love this meal, easy recipe too, will have to try this.

Jenna said...

Laina, I just found your blog. I just started E2L and I've been feeling a little lost. Thank you for chronically your experiences, I've been pouring over your entries and its been eye opening. You've posted so many great ideas, thank you!!! Jenna

Laina said...

nutritionalert, I replied to your post when you commented, but somehow it didn't show up. So sorry. I hope you did get a chance to make this recipe and that you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Laina said...

Jenna, thanks for the encouraging words. I'm glad that some of my posts have been helpful. If you have any questions or need any help, I'd be happy to help if I can. All the best!