Do you have those nights where your fridge doesn’t contain a lot of ingredients in plentiful amounts, but rather a lot of ingredients in small amounts? Well, I am so glad it’s not just me!
On these nights, I just call dinner the “ingredient dump saute”.
I had a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a toddler I was not going to take out into the yucky inversion. If you don’t know what the inversion is, you obviously don’t live in Salt Lake City, and for that, you should consider yourself lucky. That stuff is gross, especially this week.
So anyways, I needed something quick and easy so I just started dumping ingredients into the wok.
1/2 a head of Broccoli
1 cup chick peas
1/2 cup quinoa (pre-made)
1/2 an onion
1/2 a red pepper
1 Tbsp Sesame oil
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp Paprika
2 Tbsp Tumeric
1. Saute vegetables in the olive oil
2. Add quinoa and chick peas
3. Stir in Sesame oil
4. Continue to stir and allow everything to heat up
5. Top with the spices about 2 minutes before removing from heat
If this recipe was so easy, why did I want to share it? I have so many clients tell me they don’t know how to cook, so they don’t. Let me tell you a secret : I don’t know how to cook either. I really don’t. I know how to throw things into a pan and stir. And let’s be honest, if you can do that, you can cook! Don’t sell yourself so short.
What I usually find is that people are too scared of wasting food. Here is my secret to that : There is nothing that cannot be saved by covering in salsa or amino acids. If you baked something that isn’t too great, drizzle honey on top and your mind will change.
You think I am kidding, but I promise I am not.