Your new comfort food
I was thinking today when I ate my lunch serving of steamed broccoli with grated cheese and bacos, what I really wanted was brown rice with steamed broccoli over it. Or, fried brown rice with stir fried onion slivers and broccoli. My new comfort food. I don't know of a better combination, at least for me.
What are your new comfort foods, now that you follow a different eating plan than before?
That sounds great. Is that gluten free?
I don't have many "allergies", but, I do have some weird reaction to poultry products and farmed fish, even organic. I recently discovered I could eat a local farmer's pasture raised chicken.
So, I did something like this, heavy on the herbs:
Nothing went to waste!
braised white beans and greens (collard and/or kale) made with
several fresh bay leaves from my tree
freshly ground pepper
olive oil for sauteeing the mirepoix and the garlic
This winter there have been a few:
- roasted cauliflower "steaks" with basalmic, capers, and whatever fresh herbs i have around
- really dark funky barley miso soup with fresh ginger, scallions, cubed smoked tofu, and spinach or baby bok choy
The smell of the miso/ginger/onion is sooo warming and comforting somehow...
Hmmm. No recipe.....
Its about 3cups water brought to a simmer with 4 slices of fresh ginger. Once simmering i turn off, then ladel a scoop of hot water on a heaping tablespoon (silverware not measuring spoon) of the miso in a deep glass and whisk together still smooth, then add that to the pot of water and ginger. The cubed smoked tofu is about 4oz (half package, the one i buy most is by "soy boy", at the bottom of the pg here:
I just toss the fresh spinach in the hot soup amd swirl to wilt, a big handful or so and then 2 scallions chopped fine.
It might take me 15min from pulling stuff out of the fridge to sitting to eat....
What a coincidence. A few days ago I took sauteed together some sausage, broccoli and brown rice (all leftovers), added some grated cheese, and found it comforting. Yesterday, after a long and hard day, I made some more of it. So quick and easy when I have a stash of chopped and cooked broccoli in the freezer.