For some reason, this week I haven't been into taking pics. I think I'm just not inspired because I don't have my dishes here. This is a furnished apartment, including dishes, and I'm already storing pots and pans that were here and quite a few very ugly dishes and I don't have room for my beloved dish collection... but I digress. This was a delicious meal. It made enough for two large portions. I made a scallion pancake out of besan (chickpea) flour. I added around 1/4 c of sesame seeds to the cup of besan flour and that was the only fat in the meal. I sauted cabbage, onions, garlic, ginger, chiles, red bell pepper, mushrooms with soy sauce, 5 spice powder and finished it with cilantro and lime juice. It was extremely filling and so healthy. I had it for dinner two nights ina row. The batter made 2 12 inch pancakes which kept well in the fridge for the next night. I think I may play around with this recipe a bit to see if I can replace tortillas with besan "crepes". It would up the nutritional profile of the food big time and calorie wise, it is the same as white flour.
This is when a non-stick skillet sprayed with cooking spray comes in handy!
Blurry, but oh so healthy! This is where a very hot, seasoned cast iron comes in handy. With just a spray of cooking spray, you can really get the best out of your veggies. See that spatula? I refer to it as "my lucky spatula". It was my moms and I used to cook with it when I was a little girl. I have kept it and moved it accross country. I love it and use it all the time.
I am in love with organic baby spinach and even living on my own, I go through at least 3 9 oz packages a week. I have been eating a huge salad for breakfast almost everyday. This was simple, just topped with walnuts, roasted red pepper, spices and my low fat flax dressing.
This eggplant was delicious, sauted in the cast iron with a bit of olive oil spray, onions, garlic, dried spices and fresh thyme. The leftovers sit in my freezer, waiting to be used in marinara and lasagna later in the week.
Here's some simple DAHL.. click for the recipe. Dahl certainly isn't a pretty meal, but my kids LOVE it. They request it and I like to make it weekly for them. It is so healthy and delicious. I served this with brown rice.
I have quite a few new recipes in my head that I'm going to test this week. I'm getting much more comfortable cooking for myself and figuring it all out.