Sometimes, I just start throwing together foods that I’m craving, and see where they take me. If I’m lucky, it turns into something delicious. If I’m not…well, then I just try to eat quickly.
However, these two dishes were successful ones.
Bowl O’ Things
This one was mostly leftovers in my fridge, and makes a very quick lunch. It was mostly created because I was craving the mango salsa and the peas, but didn’t know how they could go together. It may sound like a stretch, but trust me, this one’s tasty! Sorry, no pic today.
- rice noodles
- sugar snap peas
- a falafel, crumbled
- mango salsa
Layer in a bowl in that order, warming up the falafel first.
Pot O’ Stuff
- 3 ish green onions
- a clove of garlic
- mushrooms (a few handfuls or however many mushrooms you have leftover in your fridge)
- 2-3 leaves of kale
- a small can of tomato paste
- a dollop of molasses
- a lemon, sliced
- chick peas, a can, or a couple of cups
- black olive slices, however many you like
Cook the onions and garlic in a pot with a little water. Add the mushrooms and cook a little longer. Add the kale, cook some more (I prefer my kale to still have some crispiness to it, so I don’t cook it long, only a minute or two). Add the tomato paste, molasses, rosemary, and lemon slices, as well as a little more water if you need to thin the sauce a bit. Stir, and once heated, add the chickpeas and olives. Once those too are heated through, serve. I served it on rice noodles, but if I had actually been planning ahead, I would have chosen brown rice for this, I think. The rice noodles were just convenient.