We eat a whole lot of things here.
A whole variety of things.
Sometimes when I'm organised well, we eat a little feast.
Sometimes we eat raw foods and organic produce from our garden.
Other times it's frozen vegies + a tin of tuna :)
Not long ago when I was really tired, we'd baked gingerbread men in the afternoon. That plus some milk turned into dinner that night :)
Tonight was one of the nights where I thought we might try a couple of new things.
They were all really simple things but it was a really flavoursome dinner.
Not on the 'raw foods' side nor particularly on the 'very healthy' side but definitely on the yummy side!
So it was garlic chicken, dill and honey carrots, minted peas, salted potatoes, beans and corn...
For the chicken, I roughly cut up a couple of chicken breasts then chucked them into a ziplock bag witha good couple of tablespoons of minced garlic + a real good salting...
Mash them around in the ziplock bag so it all gets really well coated.
Then just fry them up in two batches...
they turned out like this...
While the chook was cooking, I'd quartered up some potatoes and chucked them into a pan of oil (we have been using Rice Bran oil for the past couple of months - thanks Christine!) but I'd run out so ours were just done in canola...not nearly as healthy for us but it was all i had! Roast them in a hot oven with either heaps of plain rock salt or with garlic salt over them...
Once they are cooked, I put them on a rack to drain the oil off a bit over a second tray...
They turned out really well too....yummy salty and crispy-on-the-outside potatoes...(remember i said this wasn't really the healthiest of dishes!)
I steamed up a pot of quartered carrots and once they were nice and tender, pulled them out of the pot, chucked them into a bowl and popped a really generous tablespoon of honey over them and some fresh dill from the garden...totally delicious combo! First time I've added the dill (on Brett's suggestion - the boy is a closet chef I'm telling ya!) and it so worked!!!
For the peas, we were inspired by a Jamie Oliver ep where he cooked his peas in this way;
1 big tablespoon of butter melted in a pan with a tablespoon of plain flour. Once they have melted together a bit, add in 300ml (approx) of chicken stock/water + about 6 or 7 fresh mint leaves (just squished up)
+ then just add a cup or two of frozen peas. Cook for, well you know, a bit and voila!
More soon :)