I am sick. Ugh. This leaves me mostly not wanting to cook. Unfortunately, filling my body with pre-made foods, fat, salt and starches might feel good temporarily, but it doesn’t give me the fuel I need to get better. Enter Ye Olde Vegetable Mishmash. Yes, that’s the technical term. It goes something like this:
1) Find vegetables in your fridge and freezer. Anything will do. You aren’t making it to the store any time soon, so use what you have.
2) Chop veg in roughly equal-sized pieces. Add some aromatics and alliums. Leeks, onion, green onion, garlic, shallots, ginger, lemon grass, herbs, etc. Whatever you have on hand.
3) Heat a little olive oil in a pan, add veg in order of cooking time, from firmest to leafiest. You want to add leafy or grassy vegetables at the very end after everything else is done.
4) Finish wish a splash of acid (lemon, lime, cider vinegar, wine), a splash of tamari or a swirl of miso, and some red chili flakes or black pepper. Ta-da!
Have a bowl or two of quinoa or oatmeal with seeds and nuts sometime through the day in addition to this, and you’re set. No more than 15 minutes standing time, tops.