Here are Tips for Easy and Nutritious Meals

This is how I start many meals. Saute bell pepper and diced onion in olive oil for 5-10 mins on medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, add chopped or diced garlic, and continue sauteing for 3 minutes.

You can create a wide range of dishes from, including rice pilaf, soups and chilies. You can make so many different dishes with these flavors that you won’t be disappointed. You can make pasta with salt, pepper, Parmesan and your favorite green salad. Rice pilaf is the same: add water, rice, salt, pepper, and toss in the pan.

This is a great way of starting a dish with chicken or pork. When cooking meat, I add either wine or lemon juice. This can be done entirely on the stovetop. To make chicken breast tenders, you can add juice from one lemon to a saute pan. Once the heat has reached a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cover. Turn up heat to brown the lid. Tip: Make certain you have enough liquid to begin with. Oil doesn’t have to be expensive, but you shouldn’t go overboard. This helps to add flavor and the wine or lemon can help with it. The chicken will be ready to be served with the juice.

These are just a few examples for a half-hour meal. To accompany the main dish, I almost always make a simple green salad. This takes only 5-10 minutes and can be made while the pasta or rice cooks. A simple vinaigrette can be made with olive oil, red or balsamic wine and some mustard.

I always have onions, bell peppers and garlic bulbs on hand. Fresh carrots, fresh tomatoes, cans of pasta, rice, beans and olive oil are also good options. These items have a long shelf life (or can be frozen) and are great for making delicious meals.

Herbs & Spices: Basil, oregano and rosemary, bay leaves. tarragon. Parsley, sage. thyme. celery seed. paprika. cayenne. black pepper. red pepper flakes. Although I am sure I haven’t got all of the above, I have gotten a lot out of them.

No Comments

Post a Comment