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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Impromptu Supper

Some of my firends think that I eat good food every day..... well I try, but truth to be told those evenings when I come home after 10 hour work day spending yet another hour cooking does not inspire me, and the idea of fries with ketchup (or even a slice of non vegan pizza), and even the pictures of some very non-vegan foods are flowting in my head. Usually I give in and get some junk food (always vegetarian).

One of those evening I decided to be stronger than my cravings for junk food. I looked around my kitchen and found ...
No not banana - a PLANTAIN!!!!
"Fried plantain - this is what I am having for supper today!"
But I was very very hungry and I knew that a plantain won't be enough, and that couple of hours later I would be going to the dep for some chips!

What else do I have? Pita? Hummus? POTATOES!!!! 3 round organic potatoes were waiting for me in the capboard. But how can I have potatoes with no mushrooms?

The picture of the supper was getting more and more exciting:
Garlicy fried mushrooms and potatoes with sweet-and-salty fired plantain!

Let's check the fridge, maybe there is something else hiding there? Some canned tomatoes, shallots, cilantro..........


And here is the final dish - delicious (even if plantain got a bit overcooked) and healthy.


Couple of days later I made a similar supper using potatoes, chickpeas, spinach, mushrooms, fresh tomato, and coconut milk. And a plantain, bien sur!!!

5 comments:

madeinalaska said...

love those impromptu dinners!

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

I am getting better and better at those (I am rather new to the "last moment" unplanned cooking) ;)

Dewed said...

Now you just need one of these, and you'll be ready for anything

http://www.riverconnection.com/partner-steel-burner-camp-stove-with-p-23.html

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

ha ha ha that thing is cool. Only problem is - it's a bit too heavy for hiking!!!! :(

Anonymous said...

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