Showing posts from May, 2008

Easy Veggies

Making vegetables in the microwave drastically reduces their vitamin content. Boiling has the same effect. Sauteing in oil adds lots of unwanted fat. Try this matehod for a quick and easy way to make healthy and convenient veggies from frozen bags. Coat the bottom of a small non-stick skillet with water. Add frozen veg of your choice. Cover and let simmer to 3-5 minutes. Cookng time varies depending on the density of the vegetable. Monitor pan carefully to make sure veggies don't burn and water doesn't boil over. Vegetables are crips and tasty. They are sauted in water instead of oil so there is no added fat. They taste great. Are crunchy and wholesome. Works with frozen carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peas and more. Works with fresh vegetables too. Just shorten the cooking time. Add saome salt and pepper to season near the end of the cooking process. Lemon or lime juice in the cooking water adds a nice zing.

Fake Hamburgers

Sometimes I eat those Morning Star Farms fake hamburgers. They're good. What's bizarre though, is that the cheddar ones have less fat than the plain. What's up with that? All I have to say is always. ALWAYS. cook them in a pan. DO NOT MICROWAVE. The taste difference is astonishing. A few minutes on each side and they're done. No utensils required. Just toss pan to flip. To check for doneness feel the patty. It should be sort of soft. A little give and hot to touch. Top with pickles and ketchup. Eat on a slice of bread cut in half or a toasted english muffin. They are really delicious if you cook them correctly. They are packed full of soy protein. Good for most of us, but bad for some people on certain medications. Eat hearty. Eat safe.