I love making food. I love the entire process that starts at the store, and ends with a sigh of contentment after eating my meal. I can spend hours making a meal, but there are those days where I just want something quick, easy, but still full of nutrients. I made two meals this past week that were just that-quick, easy, and nutritious.
First up was my marinated fried tofu and bok choy, served over a bed of brown rice, quinoa, and roasted Brussels sprouts. Sounds fancy right?
This was my first time using bok choy, and I loved this vegetable!! It was delicious and paired perfectly with the entire meal. It tasted delicious alone, but the marinade was what stole the show.
Everyone needs to try this once before they die. That is all.
I am drooling just thinking about this meal. I sauteed the bok choy in coconut oil, fried the tofu in coconut oil, cooked the rice/quinoa as directed, and put the Brussels in the oven until they browned. Once everything was complete I combined the bok choy and tofu in a pan and poured the
crack marinade over the top to let the sauce soak in. Combine everything onto a plate and admire your masterpiece.
Next up was Israeli cous cous with mixed greens, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, and broccoli. This was even easier than the tofu mix. I cooked the cous cous as directed, and while that cooked I sauteed the veggies in coconut oil until they softened.
So.Good. Little pillows of heaven.
Of course no meal is complete without something sweet, and I have two easy treats for you as well. Starting with an ice cream ball.
Select your ice cream of choice, roll it in to a ball (using a spoon or ice cream scoop) and place onto wax paper. Set this in the freezer while you prepare your coating. I used pretzels, but next time I am using cookies. Take the balls out of the freezer and roll them in whatever coating you choose!
Next was 5 minute baked peaches! I have baked a lot of apples..A LOT! Apples never get old, but peaches are in season so it was time for something new! Cut the peach in half, stuff with brown sugar, and bake for about 5 minutes. You don’t want the sugar to burn. If you add butter you can bake it longer. No butter for me though, this would defeat the 5 minute bake time. Pair these with ice cream..or ice cream with crumbled pretzels!
Q: What is one of your go to, “quick meals?” Pb&J’s never get old, but these are bit more “sophisticated.”