An Easy Lunch


Scarlet and I had the flu last week and after several days of eating nothing but toast and saltines it was nice to feel like a human again towards the end of the week. Before we got sick I had gone a little overboard on produce at Costco and as I stared at a bunch of supersize bags of carrots, bell peppers, spinach and broccoli I knew I needed to do something quick before it all went bad.

I chopped up a bunch of what I had which happened to be carrots, bell peppers, spinach, napa cabbage, broccoli and celery. I sautéed it all in a splash of teriyaki sauce for 10 minutes until the veggies were tender but not soggy. In the meantime I microwaved the quinoa (which I also got at Costco) and because I happened to have some leftover white rice from earlier in the week, I added that as well. When everything was done cooking, I mixed the veggies, rice and quinoa all together in a big bowl. I just stored it in my fridge and heated up a bowl when I was ready for lunch. I like to add a drizzle of sriracha because I love a little heat.

I literally ate this for lunch for three days straight and Aaron finally ate the last of it cold out of the refrigerator on Saturday. I get so sick of eating sandwiches for lunch everyday and this stir-fry literally took me less than 15 minutes to make. It was filling and satisfying even without any meat and an easy way to get in a bunch of vegetables for the day.

Not much of a recipe and certainly not homemade but quick and easy is good. For an awesome homemade teriyaki sauce THIS is my favorite.

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