Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Detox Meal and Yay For Wine!

With all the heavy meals that we've had lately, I decided we needed a "clean meal" and I wanted to make use of all the veggies I bought at the grocery store over the weekend.  I actually liked this meal and it was so easy and quick to throw together. However, it's definitely not an exciting meal so I wouldn't plan on making this for guests or anything...

Veggie Saute 
makes at least 4 servings

2 tsp flavored olive oil of your choice (I used one that was infused with arbol peppers and sun-dried tomatoes)
Veggies of your choice, here is what I used:
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 carrots, diced
1 small red onion, diced
2 Zucchini, chopped
1 cup of Shiitake mushrooms
a few red kale leaves



 Pour oil in large saucepan. Turn heat to medium. Once heated, add garlic, carrots, and onions. Stir until veggies are slightly tender. 
Next, add in the zucchini and cook until tender but not too tender. Toss some salt in for flavor. Add in the mushrooms and cook for a few more minutes. Last, add in the kale and cook until the leaves are just wilted. 

I like mine served over rice with a little sauce on top. You can pick up your favorite sauce at the store or make your own. A peanut or soy sauce would work well but I wanted to be a little healthier. I poured a box of Pomi strained tomatoes in a saucepan with a little salt and red pepper flakes. It simmered for 30 minutes while I chopped and cooked the veggies. Then, I served it over wild rice. 

I almost wine from both Robert Young and Harvest Moon Wineries arrived! Actually, they tried to deliver the wine a few times when I wasn't home but this time I was practically waiting by the window and even met the UPS truck outside. The UPS man gave me a good laugh when he questioned if I was 18 and if my parents were home to sign for it. Maybe I should skip the makeup and wear a ponytail more often. I opened up a bottle of the Harvest Moon Zinfandel right away because you know I'm not patient. In case you were wondering, it was fabulous! So much for the detoxing...


Stephen said...

Now I know how to saute veggies! I'll have to give this a try next week!

janet said...

Veggies look yummy!
But, wine in the middle of the day???