I loved to create complex dishes that took hours and hours. The oohs the ahhs, the time it took, eeeh!
It made me feel good, like I was doing the right thing for my family, that I was dedicated and willing to go the extra mile.
I still love food, love those complex dishes and even make a few here and there - last Friday a Lamb Tagine that was awesome but (8 hours marinating then the 3 hours of slow cooking with tons of ingredients....).....now I want to be healthy, eat food that is tasty and not spend a lot of time doing it.
Before I was attracted to cookbooks that had dishes that I had never made before and sometimes never even heard of....
But now I am drawn towards general spicing and cooking information that I can use across the veggie board to create meals that satisfy and are ready to eat in much less time.
Our meals are almost always made up of:
A simple animal protein (around 4 oz)
and a couple of veggies that dwarf the protein in their market share on the plate.
So here is what we had last night....(I am in the middle of a great book and would rather have been read than cook dinner)
Fish tacos with asian slaw, cilantro lime and pineapple, sauteed green beans and mushrooms.
Ready, set your timer:
Thinly slice 4 cups of green cabbage.
Add ginger carrot bottled dressing.
Let sit on the counter.
Cut 1/4 fresh pineapple into tiny chunks.
Let sit at room temp.
Bring fish to room temp.
Cover fillet with a Jamaican Jerk rub.
Slice fillet into strips.
Heat 2 T olive oil in pan - once hot add fish.
Brown and turn once.
Heat oven to 350.
Wrap corn tortillas in aluminum foil and toss on in there.
Heat for 5 minutes.
Add olive oil to another pan.
Drop in green beans and mushrooms.
Sprinkle with lemon pepper and saute.
Are we done yet?
Assemble and eat....tons of great flavor and soo soo easy.
I am back with my book in no time flat!
What is your easy go-to home-made dinner?