Monday, August 23, 2010

Easy

by Meghann on August 23, 2010

Because all posts really should start with Maddie..

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Right? ;)

Oh Mondays, how I loathe you so.

Today actually wasn’t that bad.

Just a lot of playing catch up and organizing myself for the month ahead. I have quite a few projects coming up in the next month and a task list that is 5 pages long to go with them. Organizing myself and getting my head on straight was a monster to tackle, but such a huge relief in the end.

While organizing I had some applesauce and granola. .

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My brain was on information overload by the time I arrived home and all I wanted to do was crash. Instead of reaching for the nearest frozen meal I decided to prep an easy 4-ingredient dinner that took about as much time to prepare as any frozen meal would. AND was probably 100 times tastier. ;)

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I started with some broccoli rabe i picked up on sale at Publix this weekend.

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I’ve had broccoli rabe several times at restaurants in the past, but I’ve never actually made it at home nor did I know what do with it.

Do I eat it whole? Do I clean it up? Do I chop it up?

So many questions!

In the end I played it safe and went with my no-fail approach to cooking any veggie. When in doubt – steam it!

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The broccoli rabe received a 5 minute steam bath and was served plain with just a sprinkle of salt.

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Steaming was definitely the way to go. The broccoli rabe had just the right amount of chewiness while still remaining tender and delicious.

Next up – the seitan

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hrow in some onions and broccoli, douse with barbeque sauce, add a hoagie and you’ve got yourself a killer bbq sandwich.

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It’s kind of scary how similar seitan is to chicken.

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BBq seitan on a hoagie with steamed broccoli rabe. Easy enough for me. :)

Fresh figs and an Attune chocolate bar for dessert.

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I was finally brave enough to try the Herbal Water that came in our HLS swag bags this evening.

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I took a chance, but just as I had assumed, I wasn’t a fan.

I did, however, come up with the grand idea of dilluting the flavored water with some unsweetened tea.

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Genuis

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For some reason the tea handled the Lemongrass Mint Vanilla flavor much better than the plain water had. If you weren’t a fan of the herbal water, I would suggest adding a splash to a glad of tea as well. It really makes a big difference. :)

And just as every post should begin with Maddie, every post should end with her as well. ;)

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Good Night!

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