Happy Friday everyone!!!! Yay it’s the weekend =D I’m excited about this weekend as I managed by some miracle to convince my husband to go hiking with me. I normally go with some girlfriends, which is fun! But I prefer to spend most of my weekend time with him since I don’t see him much during the week. I have been avoiding hiking lately to spend time with him, but I talked him into coming along. We’re going to be hiking Yosemite this fall, so I thought it would be prudent to get some practice in as Yosemite is a full day of hiking. Should be fun!
Anyway, back to the matter at hand. Food! I have a recipe for you all. It’s not super creative, or extravagant. But it can be thrown together in 20 minutes flat and tastes great.
I had mentioned earlier that my husband was on a fairly restrictive diet to try and figure out some food sensitivities. He has had his follow up appt with his specialist and dairy appears to be one of the culprits. I am not shocked at all. He’s decided to avoid it as much as possible from now on (yay!). I had been getting excited at the prospect of his elimination diet coming to an end… but it looks like we have at least another 6 weeks. No garlic, onion, mushrooms, beans. Yikes. Good thing I’m creative and a master at handling special diets.
So what do you do when you have a super restrictive diet, you come home from vacation without much energy to do anything, let alone cook a half decent meal and have almost nothing in the fridge?
You take whatever you have in the fridge and make an awesome and random stirveg out of it!
-a bunch of veggies (I used a couple of carrots, a bunch of bok choy, the last two leaves of kale, a large zucchini and our last red pepper)
-quinoa (I used 1/2 a cup for 2 people)
-equal parts nutritional yeast, tahini, lemon juice & oil (I used 2 tbsp of each with a pinch of sea salt)
Start cooking your quinoa (I rinsed mine and cooked 1/2 cup in 1 cup of water). Sautée the veggies in oil or water until slightly soft. Add your quinoa to your veggies and add the sauce until mixed well. Serve. DONE =D
Can I get a heck ya for a super quick and tasty meal?? I served this up along side the rest of our sad looking green beans sautéed with a bit of coconut oil and minced ginger.
This weeks recipe has been brought to you by a lack of time getting caught up after coming back from vacation. Next weeks recipe will be brought to you by having extra time on my hands to make something a little more fun ;p
Come on back Monday where I give a recap of my most awesome vacation. In the meantime, have a great weekend =) I will try to re-catch up on my blog reading again!