Tonight we had planned to eat meat, too. The chicken recipe, a specialty of mine, was supposed to be my weekend blog post. But, alas, the chicken had gone bad and we had to improvise. So, here again is a vegan recipe. Deal with it.
"A flexitarian diet focuses mostly on plant-based foods but includes meat, poultry, and fish in small amounts. Flexitarianism is the perfect diet for people who know they need to eat more veggies but don’t want to give up meat completely. And the health benefits are impressive..."
Not a bad idea, I say. The only problem: putting a label on my eating habits already seems to take the flexibility out of the whole thing. It takes the fun out of the whole thing. So I eat what makes me happy and healthy and it works for me.
Alright, back to the food. There was no chicken tonight so we threw together a quick fried rice recipe which is very pleasing and nutritious. The source of this recipe has been forgotten already...so thanks, whoever you are...
Edamame Fried Rice
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 red peppers, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 cup edamame (frozen is what will probably be the freshest and easiest)
1 cup spinach, chopped
2 medium carrots, grated
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
2 tablespoons tamari or light soy sauce
Heat the oil in a large pan on medium heat, then add the onions and peppers. Cook until softened - about 5 minutes. Add the edamame and spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted and the edamame are heated through. Then add the brown rice, carrots, ginger and tamari. Stir to combine and serve hot with sambal oelek.
In the comments, let us know: what is your go-to recipe for when things go wrong and you need to make something fast?