Simple Weeknight Meal

I know I am in good company when I say that at this point in the winter, I am pretty burned out from the daily grind and cold weather.  But things are looking brighter.  Today we had temps in the mid 40s and the sun was shining – in Maine in March, this practically feels like summer.  Smiles from strangers I passed on my run.  People wearing significantly fewer clothing items.  Sidewalks are revealing themselves for safer passage.  Birds everywhere. Positive vibe in the air.

I even thought in my flop on the couch that I would just nibble for dinner, but I knew I was lacking a lunch for tomorrow so I threw together my latest favorite meal.  And I’m SO glad I did.  It didn’t take but a few minutes, and not only did I get a nice dinner to enjoy, I have a lovely lunch for tomorrow.

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This is so easy and you can sub in rice or pasta, whatever is close at hand.  Green bean and brussels work well too.

1.  Put your seed/grain/pasta on to boil

2.  Chop LOTS and LOTS of fresh garlic and ginger – here is an idea of how much I like

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3.  Chop broccoli

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4.  Olive oil in the pan, medium heat, with garlic and ginger – 5 min

5.  Add broccoli stirring to coat in the yummy goodness of garlic and ginger.  Season with soy sauce and a drizzle of sesame oil to taste.  Cover for a few min here and there to get broccoli to steam/cook.  sample it many times to determine crunchiness of broccoli and amount of sesame oil needed.

6.  Wipe up the dog drool from the kitchen floor.

7.  Scoop quinoa/pasta/rice onto your plate, top with broccoli mixture and cashews.  add a dash more soy if you like.

8.  Pour a glass of wine and eat while watching Entertainment Tonight, partially blocked by dog’s face (drooling).

XX Happy Spring!

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2 thoughts on “Simple Weeknight Meal

  1. sue gerry

    Hi Hannah,
    This recipe looks great. Gonna try it tonight, minus the doggy drool, though I would love to have Zipper standing by.
    Have fun in Florida with Molly, et al.
    Love ya, Sue

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