Lately, I’ve been on a roll. I’ve been finding fast and fresh recipes to make and cooking almost every night. Sometimes I make way too much food and end up eating the same leftovers for days in a row. I need to learn to make dishes that will last me one or two days max because eating the same food days in a row can be boring. So, in between repeated meal déjà vu’s, I try to make other dishes with left over produce. I don’t have recipes for these but I just want to show you that you can throw a quick, healthy, vegan meal together without much effort, especially during the long work week.
I had some left over mushrooms, avocadoes, tomatoes, spinach, shredded carrots (buying them shredded saves so much time), and red onions. Since I was looking for something quick I figured most veggies had to be raw to avoid cooking and washing pots and pans. The only thing I cooked was the mushrooms which I sautéed with fajita seasoning to make a Mexican style dish. I cut up all the veggies added salt, pepper, a little lime juice, added the sautéed mushrooms and voila, a complete and satisfying meal in less than 30 minutes.
While I ate dinner standing up – it reminds me of my server days when we were really busy and I had to rush to eat my food in the back of the house, I started prepping my green juice ingredients (kale, lemon juice, cucumber, ginger, and miscellaneous fruits), packed them up in glass jars to drink the next couple of days and save me some time. Since I am a chocoholic and need to have quality chocolate almost, err, everyday, I decided to make a chocolate smoothie. Not knowing what to put in there, I threw in frozen bananas, almond milk, cacao powder, cacao nibs and pieces of dark chocolate into the Vitamix. I think I found an amazing substitute for a dairy free milkshake. This smoothie was amazing and super chocolatey. You could taste the bits of chocolate pieces and the crunch of the cacao nibs. It was so much more satisfying than any conventional chocolate and oreo shake.
What do you cook during the busy work week?