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.

3 comments:

  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.

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

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