When I grocery shop for the week, I usually have a basic idea of what I’m going to cook. But inevitably, there will be a night in the week where I find myself staring into the fridge, desperately in need of an idea. I’ve learned to attack with a no-fail plan:
First, I chop up and roast some vegetables:
Perfect for summer: eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, yellow pepper.
Meanwhile, pick a grain and a protein:
Tonight it was quinoa and chickpeas. I like to cook my grains in vegetable broth or add a few splashes of wine for extra flavor.
I always add some green:
Layer it all on a plate, and garnish as you please! Here I chose freshly ground black pepper and herbed goat cheese.
On a Friday night, I think this can be classified as “wine-sipping fuel.”
What’s your go-to meal?