Who Said It Takes Forever to Prepare a Quick Meal?
Four days a week, I work from home giving Shiatsu and Reflexology treatments, or teach Vegan/Fish/Macrobiotic cooking classes for groups and privates. I like this arrangement because it gives me the opportunity to prepare lunch for me and my husband. Often, I just have 45 to 90 minutes lunchbreak. In the winter time, we love having warming soups or stews. My lunch today was simple and easy to prepare. It took around 30 minutes to prepare. I had some leftover from our yesterday’s lunch stew which consisted of kidney beans, rutabega, turnip, onions, and cabbage. I used the leftover to make a soup by just adding water and some soya sauce (using sea salt works as well). I let it boil while I prepared the fish to bake 10 mns, and a round vegetable dish as a side dish and stir fry kale.
While soup was boiling, I chopped some butternut squash, peeled and put in a Creuset pan along with a few brussel sprouts rinsed and cut in half. I added a small piece of Kelp or Kombu in the bottom of the pan. I drizzled some Rice Syrup on top, a nice pinch of sea salt, water to cover less than half. Then I covered and let boil, then simmered for 15 mns. While cooking, I prepared my next simple dish.
I steamed some kale and stir fried with thinly sliced leek and chopped walnuts in little sesame oil. I garnished with a drop of Umeboshi Vinegar. Voila, it was ready at the same time as the soup, and the squash dish. Meanwhile, I had the oven heating. I sprinkled some Olive oil, sea salt and pepper on the fish and baked it for 12 minutes while we were drinking the soup.
The last dish I forgot to mention is Sweet potatoe chips.
I peeled a half sweet potatoe, sliced very thin. Sprinkled little salt and olive oil and stirred in a frying pan for few minutes. Then I layered on a baking sheet and let it roast before I added the fish for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, I put the already prepared fish. By the time fish was ready, the chips were ready. It made the whole meal nicely balanced and yummy. When done with our soup, I served prepared dishes on our bowls, and enjoyed a nicely balanced nutritious meal. Easy, quick. Hope you will try it.