Today after a walk to the library and park (25 miles down, 175 more for my goal!) I came home without any ideas for lunch. We were out of bread, had no leftovers to speak of, and I was tempted to go with peanut butter on crackers and some fruit.
But I took a deep breath, pulled some veggies out of our fridge and our garden and whipped up something super tasty and healthy in 20 minutes without a recipe.
This is NOT something I could have done a few years ago and it was awesome to see Mackenzie clean her bowl and go down for a nap with stomach full of goodness.
I’m learning, slowly but surely…
Here’s what I did:
– Chopped up 3 small candy onions from our CSA box last week
– Chopped up 3 cloves of garlic
Sauteed in a little bit of olive oil, with the lid of the pan ON so the onions have time to mellow before the garlic gets too brown.
– Chopped up 1 pretty big yellow zucchini from our CSA box
– Chopped up a small head of broccoli from our CSA box
Added those to the onions and let them cook for a few minutes.
– Halved about 8 cherry tomatoes from our garden
– Stripped the leaves off of 8 or so sprigs(?) of thyme from our garden
– Grabbed plain, leftover whole wheat couscous from the fridge
I dumped all those in the pan and stirred just until it was warmed through.
– Cracked some pepper on top and threw in some salt.
So colorful and delicious!