Do you believe that?
I totally believe that the world is conspiring in my favor. I know this because I've been putting a lot of effort into making meal time less stressful. And as a result, I've been rewarded with some out of this world meals.
How do you wonder that the world is conspiring in my favor? By taking responsibility to cook one night while my boyfriend cooks another. This alleviates the "I'm-hungry-right-this-second-what-can-we-eat?" A hangry (hungry + angry) Jojo is NOT a pretty sight.
By taking responsibility to cook a specific night of the week, it's gotten me more motivated to find yummy, easy dishes to make. . Ideally, dishes for which I have most of the ingredients and don't need to facilitate a last minute run to the grocery store. I'm much more invested and will plan ahead knowing that it's my turn to cook. So while I may not be working super hard, I am putting effort into it which is good. And it sure as hell beats the alternative (see previous reference to hangry.)
And the harder I work, the luckier I get.
Okay, so I don't work that hard at finding yummy, healthy, easy to make dishes. That's what the internet is for. But when I find them, I bookmark them (Do you do that? Makes things soo much easier when it's cooking time.)
Lately I've been tripping over myself on the information superhighway, by finding lots of dee-lish, healthy, easy to makes dishes. And even better, they've been great as leftovers.
See? The world wants me to succeed. So it puts recipes like the one below in front of me. Go on, believe. You won't be disappointed. Thanks to Finding Your Balance for the recipe.
Creamy Coconut Rice Dish Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 tsp. turmeric 2 cups frozen veggies – I used a bag of peppers, mushrooms and something else 2 cups cooked brown rice - Already made so this dish was a breeze to pull together 1 can full fat coconut milk 1 teaspoon cumin 2 cups chopped greens – I used swiss chard from a friend's garden (Thanks Stephanie!) sea salt to taste
Directions Heat oil in large sauce pan over medium heat. Add chopped onions, sprinkle onions with turmeric, and mix together well. Cook 2-3 minutes until onions are soft.
Add frozen vegetables and cook another 2-3 minutes. Add cooked brown rice, coconut milk, and cumin. Stir together and bring coconut milk to boil. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Stir in chopped greens and continue cooking until the greens are brightly colored and wilted (2-3 minutes). Add sea salt to taste.
Remove from heat, the dish will thicken as it cools. Serve hot. Leftovers are also awesome!