I have been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster this week, and I have comforted myself with too much food, booze and coffee. I have eaten so much that I have been almost unable to lie on my front, my usual sleeping position, due my acquisition of a food stuffed, pot belly. Booze and caffeine consumption have both further contributed to fitful sleep. It is only Thursday and tomorrow I have a ticket for the Whisky Show. I guess that there is no rest for a food blogger’s digestive system, so tonight I have tried to give my gut a night off with a large bowl of greens.
Simply stir fried a heap of shredded greens with garlic, tamari and crunchy peanut butter. Quick, simple, delicious and satisfying my craving for something healthy. I used a mix of cabbage, pak choi, brussel sprouts & broccoli. Most vegetables would work well, aim for a variety of textures and flavours. cauliflower, kale, spinach, mange tout, green beans and bean sprouts would all be delicious.
To make a more substantial dish add a handful of noodles.
This is another contribution to my series of easy, economical and healthy recipes of what to do with the contents of the co-op “boxes” for the Food Co-ops and Buying Groups project run by Sustain – also part of the Making Local Food Work programme funded by the Big Lottery.
Stir Fried Greens with Satay & Tamari Sauce
- 2 cloves finely chopped garlic
- Glug sunflower oil
- Drizzle of sesame oil
- About 6 handfuls of finely shredded green vegetables
- 1 tbs Tamari or soy sauce
- 1 espresso cup water
- 1 tbs peanut butter
- Put the greens into a sieve and pour a kettle of boiling water over them.
- Glug the oil into a large frying pan or wok and heat, add the garlic and stir until aromatic. Add the greens and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
- Chuck over the water and the tamari and allow to steam for a while. Stir through the peanut butter.
- Serve with a sprinkling of chilli flake if desired.
Sarah, Maison Cupcake
Ah – at least the whisky tasting is on a Friday. I’m sure they planned it that way.
This is the kind of meal I happily eat but my husband tends to complain. I need to throw him some bones to chew…
Caroline - Sugargrain
This is definitely the type of light but protein dish that I enjoy – and so quick to make too. One thing tho, I don’t drink coffee, so we talking about 50 ml or less?
No coffee Caroline. I used the espresso cup as a measure.
Sometimes it is so nice to have something simple like this as a meal. Hectic lives can be calmed at the dinner table. Hope things calm down soon, Helen.