Life has been busy. Is it ever not?!
I feel like i keep saying I’m in a phase of throw together meals, but maybe this “phase” is really my new normal post-baby #2.
Moms… is it true? Will I ever get my peaceful cooking days back?
These are a few of my favorite meals that can be thrown together without a real recipe… although I’ll link to some recipes for those of you that like the specifics.
This recipe was an experiment when I wanted to make a version of my grandma’s cabbage rolls without all the rolling. I threw ground turkey, cabbage and tomatoes into a crock pot with a little broth/water… delish and SO easy! It’s great topped with a little feta, avocado and parsley, and/or served over rice.
One Pot Mexican Dinner
Begin with ground turkey or grass fed beef, onions, peppers and a little garlic. After it’s sauteed and browned, add in a can of your favorite beans, 1/2 c. cooked rice if you have it, and tomatoes or salsa. Sprinkle with a little cheddar and eat!
Saute onions and carrots in olive oil with Italian spices- oregano, rosemary, parsley and/or thyme. Add favorite veggies and broth (I usually throw in freezer veggies like broccoli, lima beans and spinach). Add a can of beans and cooked quinoa. Simmer. Season with salt and pepper and serve!
Drain tofu. Then chop it in cubes and saute in a little coconut oil. Set it aside and saute whatever veggies you have: peppers, onions, zucchini, mushrooms and broccoli all work well. Add leftover cooked rice (2-3 cups) and frozen peas. Season with a few splashes of soy sauce and add a raw egg. Cook until heated through.
Do you have a favorite one-pot dish?
What leftover ingredients do you like to use for a second different meal?