I have two confessions to make. One, I like fried rice from Chinese take out / delivery joints. And I ate said fried rice last night instead of cooking. But that’s because I didn’t get to the gym until 9pm and home until after 11. So I ordered. This was faintly exciting as I have not had fried rice in over a year and a half, yet at the same time I was kinda loathe to get it. Whatever.
The other is corn. I like canned corn. I prefer it to frozen which I think has a chewy and odd texture that is not like any fresh corn. I used canned corn in this because fresh corn is not in season.
This is pretty fast and easy and perfect in the summer. It’s a good way to make use of Thai basil if you have it growing, which I did over the summer when I first made this. I stuck with regular basil today.
This is another super simple. It takes 5 minutes to prep – 10 if you chop slow. Stick it in the oven and roast and you are done. I make a lot of polenta since it is super adaptable, speedy and gluten-free. Here is another version. Like always, I roasted the veg. With a Simple salad, you are good to go with a ton of veg.
I happened upon this chickpea casserole over on thekitchn.com and it looked promising. I`m finally getting around to trying it, though with some modifications. For one, it really had no veg in it and was veering towards kinda unhealthy and higher fat than I would have liked. When I saw it, I knew it definitely needed some spinach and artichoke hearts. Leeks would be good too. I added the former, but not the latter, I added additional shallots instead. I would add some diced red pepper for more color the next time as well. I added breadcrumbs, but this could easily be made gluten-free by wither omitting, or subbing with a gluten free product, like fried onion or shallot on top for crunch, or gluten-free breadcrumb.
Ok, so the title may not make you want make it. Healthy? Blah. But this is good. And Healthy. And Easy. And perfect if you are the type to do a food cleanse, but still like to eat. I don`t do food cleanses anymore, but healthy eating is always a good thing. This is definitely healthy and is pretty unprocessed. This comes together pretty quick, and you can either do a slow cook, or get it done in about a half an hour. This was done slow.