Thursday, February 11, 2010

One Pot Supper

Soak dried chic peas overnight, and then simmer covered in water and with a tablespoon of olive oil for about 2 hours (or pressure cook for 20 minutes) Don't add salt until beans are tender. Then add can of diced tomatoes, fresh chopped garlic, dried Chinese mushrooms cut into chunks with scissors, chopped celery, 1/2 pound whole wheat angel hair pasta broken into 2 inch bits. Add enough water to cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add more olive oil and basil and oregano as desired.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Wicked Lazy

I love corn and I love greens. The past week I made this fast lazy supper twice; once with collard greens and once with kale.

Throw the contents of a large bag of frozen corn into a dutch oven. Chop a bunch of fresh kale or collard greens into small bits and add it to the pot. Then add 3 cups of cold water, 1/4 cup olive oil and about the same amount of soy sauce. Cover the pot with the tight fitting lid and turn up the heat. Set the timer for ten minutes and when the bell rings check on the food. Add a few more minutes if the greens are not thoroughly cooked. You will have a fabulously easy and delicious supper.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Under Ripe Banana

Zap a peeled under-ripe banana in the microwave for a minute. This will cook it. Slice it and enjoy with a 1/2 teaspoon of honey drizzled on top. Delicious. Especially for the impatient banana lovers.