after work ryan and i took alice to runyon canyon. it was really a beautfiul day, not to warm, the sun was bright. i was a little on the tired tired side but i pushed it.
later we went to target, we were in need of a replacement coffee pot after our previous one completely lost its bottom….yes the entire bottom of the glass coffee pot just decided to come clean off one day….
i also found some awesome new glasses and bowls too! cant ever go to target without leaving with more than you had intended to.
anyway, i was set on making a delicious bowl of warm veggies for dinner, when we got home, i got to work:
first i prepped some veggies for the week:
while my wonderful husband made me my first baileys over ice!! i added rum. We had stopped by bevmo on our target coffee pot mission and i stumbled upon it. i got the tiny ones, i have been wanting to try it forever….how have i gone held out this long:
i forgot to take a picture before i had nearly finished it all.
then i got to prepping dinner:
ryan sipped on one of his favorites:
i tried something new:
i finished dinner:
veggies over quinoa:
i used both regular and black quinoa with a little butter and a little coconut oil while it cooked.
(notice my new simple but awesome bowl)
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- veggies: i used japanese eggplant, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and celery
- 1/2 onion
- 6 garlic cloves (as much/as little as you like)
- chinese hot sauce (i use one from whole foods that imitates the one with the rooster, both are good)
- 1 jalepeno sliced lengthwise with seeds
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- cayenne dashes to taste
- cilantro to taste
add coconut oil to pan, sautee onion until slightly transparent, season with salt and pepper
add veggies, garlic and jalepeno
add dash of cayenne/cilantro (save some for garnish..i like a lot)
(if mixture become to dry, runs out of oil, add a small amount of water and steam for a min or so, i try not to use to much oil)
when veggies are done to your liking (i like mine just done and not over cooked, very crunch..about 15 min.) hot sauce, sautee for a moment and then add soy.
eat. i eat with chopsticks at every opportunity..
i added a few trader joes stoneground crackers, and lots more cayenne.
it was great!
we were happy.