Monday, January 7, 2013

weekend review: recipe-free weekend

I'm busy and I don't feel like cooking (after the Christmas cooking fest I certainly need a break). So this weekend, instead of attempting to follow complicated recipes - I used what I had on hand to make simple, healthy, quick dinners with no real recipes.

Figure 1. Friday night's dinner: roasted Brussels sprouts, a mashed sweet potato and apple (both roasted until tender in olive oil, salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and tossed in a food processor with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt), and a Quorn chicken patty and ketchup.

Figure 2. Saturday night's dinner: roasted butternut squash and broccoli (both roasted at 425 degrees in olive oil, salt, and pepper; butternut squash for ~30 minutes; broccoli for ~15 minutes) and baked chicken topped with goat cheese.

 Figure 3. Sunday night's dinner: wild mushroom couscous (Near East) mixed with roasted zucchini and grape tomatoes, and toasted pecans.


  1. Even your recipe-less dinners look so much more elaborate than most of mine. Have you ever tried roasting butternut squash in coconut oil? So.darn.good.

  2. oh man total yum all around

  3. Sometimes simple food is just the best and this looks delicious! Nice to take a break from recipes sometimes :)