Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Wanted: serious food inspiration


I am totally out of ideas of what to cook. I need simple, healthy recipes that are full of color (but not the kind that I'd have to run out & buy saffron for). There are some yummy ideas in Real Simple this month, but any ideas are helpful!

6 comments:

The Butcher Block said...

Grilled halibut is good in salads, instead of the usual chicken.

amber said...

I love halibut & then some. Thanks, Mr. Meat man, I just read your blog, and boy do you like meat.
A

Melissa Jade said...

I know it's such a "common" food, but, Bryan and I LOVE the veggie chili I make. Real simple, really hardy, and when put over brown rice insanely nutritious.

1 minced onion and 2 minced garlic in some evoo with salt pepper and parsley. When translucent toss in 2-3 chopped carrots. When carrots are almost soft toss in 1/2 basket chopped mushrooms. Meanwhile from the start boil bite-sized pieces of two-3 red potatoes(making the pieces small to start with makes it an easy transition into the big pot later). When the potatoes are tender (but not mushy) drain and add to pot of other stuff. Put in one can tomato puree, and one small can tomato paste, one can kidney beans one can black (Drained beans). And your set to cook until the carrots are soft (i let it go for around 30 mins after it's all together)

Nothing but the best food in it, and over brown rice...YUM.

amber said...

that sounds healthy & yummy - I'm down! thanks, M.

MissEm said...

This is one of my favorite easy, healthy dinners - http://emilystyle.blogspot.com/2005/10/easy-chinese-recipe.html

amber h said...

this is pretty dull but I make abig pot of lentils with chopped onions, garlic, carrots, peppers, squash, whatever you have and a can of diced tomatoes, chicken stock instead of water, and a block of frozen spinach. cook it all in a big pot follwing timing on package. oh, I saute all the veggies in olive oil with s & p and some spices. i use curry, cumin, chili flakes whatever. then add l lentils,liquids, tomatoes and spinach. I serve over brown rice cooked with chicken stock bay leaf and assorted other herbs and spices. Great leftovers!