Monday, September 22, 2014
MoFo #22: Meals with Shortcuts
I have a few simple meals to share. Gotta love those meals that come together when you've got to clean out the fridge/pantry. First up, I made a lentil taco bowl. I cooked some lentils in my rice cooker then seasoned them, sauted some frozen peppers and onions, microwaved a bag of brown rice and another bag of frozen corn, and put these together into a large bowl. I topped with a generous serving of premade salsa and a quick cheesy sauce (from The 30 Minute Vegan book). I stirred everything together before eating, but I wanted to try to show the layers in the photo. The next quick meal is Upton's seitan chunks cooked with peppers, tomatoes, and matchstick carrots. I added BBQ sauce to the chunks and made sandwiches. My friend got a bunch of free Upton's from his job, so I scooped a few packages from his stash (he offered on fb to share). There is nothing easier to make than a sandwich for dinner. The last quick meals are tofu stir-fry - just toss whatever veggies you have in the skillet, add tofu, make a sauce (coconut curry using half a can of coconut milk that I had frozen or soy sauce/sriracha) and make a grain. Done.