So this particular “recipe” if you can really call it that, was a staple lunch during my elimination diet where I struggled to find meals that were quick to make and OK after being heated in the microwave at work. It serves about 1-2 people and mostly consists of a lot of beans and some seasoning…
- Mixture of tinned beans – drained (my favourites were black beans)
- About 3 Spring Onions – thinly sliced
- A cup of frozen or tinned Sweetcorn
- Handful of Green Beans – chopped into small pieces
- Large cup of Spinach
- A pinch or two of Salt, Pepper & Paprika or any other seasoning that takes your fancy
- Large tablespoon of Olive Oil
– First of all, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat for about a minute. Then add the spring onions, give them a stir with a wooden spoon or any other utensil you happen to have handy and cook for another minute, (if you’re like me you’ll occasionally give the pan a shake during this time, so you feel like a proper chef…)
– Next, add the sweetcorn and green beans, give everything another stir and cook for another couple of minutes before throwing in all those beans, (Cue more pan shaking).
– After stirring some more, add the spinach and all the seasoning to your own taste, cook for another few minutes until the spinach is wilted down and you think it seems vaguely edible.
And there you have it! My quick, easy, very, very basic lunch that you can throw together in about 10 minutes. Occasionally I would add some rice cooked in vegetable or chicken stock for more substance, but more often than not I would be running late for work, so this would be all I could pull together last minute. If nothing else, it makes a good base for other meals like burrito bowls to which you can add, avocados, tomatoes, coriander etc.
“Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!” – William Shakespeare | King Lear | Act 3, Scene 2.