What do you do when you’re stuck inside because of the weather or you just need to be home all day?
I cook! Ok, sometimes I diddle daddle and it takes me a while to get my act together, but eventually I get into the kitchen 🙂
I do have a method to this, I don’t just get in there and cook! If I don’t have a recipe in hand, the first thing that I do is look in the veggie drawer of my fridge and pull out whatever looks wilted and tired. It’s usually peppers, sometimes tomatoes, fennel, broccoli (things that I meant to use and didn’t) – you get the picture! I clean and slice them, put them on a parchment lined baking tray, add quartered onions and then roast it for about 45 minutes.
I always have quinoa, couscous or some other grain that I cook up and then put it all together with the chopped veggies and a dressing of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper and sometimes a little squirt of Sriracha sauce.
In case you’re wondering what veggies are in the picture, it’s a combination of roasted quartered red onions, garlic cloves and red peppers! And there you have it – a quinoa dish that you can serve for supper and have for during the week too.
There are so many other things that you can do to make your life a little easier. You can make/prep rice, muffins, hard boiled eggs, salads, clean your fridge out, peel those carrots, dice the peppers, clean the lettuce, just to name a few.
It’s time well spent and you’ve got something to show for it. I appreciate the fact that I’m busy and there’s less chance of ‘mindless’ boredom eating! As you can see, I’m really big into prepping-as you must have noticed I mention this concept alot! It’s one of those things that is worth repeating because it’s one of my favorite strategies that I personally use and it really helps my clients manage their challenges too.
As always, I’d love to hear from you!
Please feel free to share your idea and tips below!