Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Simple Supper with Staples

I don't know what we've been eating at our house, because I feel like I haven't been doing a whole lot of cooking.

But last night I was determined to create something that tasted yummy, could be made with what we had on hand, and was easy to get on the table quickly.

I believe I succeeded.

Check out what's in your pantry/fridge and have confidence you can create a healthy meal in a flash!

Garlic Grapeseed Oil (or other high heat oil or email here to order)
1 red onion, chopped
3-4 carrots, washed and chopped
1 15 oz can Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch of collards, washed and chopped
salsa to taste
cooked quinoa (or other whole grain)
guacamole (optional)

Put grain on to cook, if needed.
Put oil in skillet and warm over medium heat.
Add onions, stir, and reduce heat to medium low.
While onions cook, prepare greens (check here for help) and chop carrots. Don't let the onion burn--stir occasionally.
Add carrots while greens soak. Stir.
Let onions and carrots cook a few minutes.
Add kidney beans. Warm through.
Add greens and stir to coat. Reduce heat to simmer.
Add salsa. Stir.
Serve over grain of choice (I chose quinoa, because it cooks quickly and was done about the same time everything else was.). Top with homemade guacamole (optional).
Enjoy a simple supper with stuff from your stock!