So I let my imagination run amok
Rice. For me, it's the perfect food. It's a blank canvass that you can do anything with. Add anything to. Eat anytime of the day. You can cook it in water, broth, add veggies, eat naked, add soy sauce, plum sauce, ANY sauce and go crazy. Eating it from a wooden bowl on a cold winter's morning is wonderful. Makes you feel all warm and serene.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!! this is what I am talking about!!!!! GET CREATIVE.....EXPLORE!!!!
....for some they feel it must be spelled out in a recipe to cook,.....I have been having "cooking" classes at my house for the many college students here (we live 2 block away from the school & 3 of my 4 kids attend)
....many of them are afraid to just cook......
we have been eating the most amazing foods lately and none of it apprears in a "real" recipe...they are using just imagination and the freedom to experiment
.....most start with rice....and all end with "that was great" or "next time I will try......"
a new favorite around here.....after returning from the weekly trip the the farmer's market we spend a few minutes cutting up all the different colors of peppers and onions and put this diced mix into a huge zip-lock back
....now when you need to add the mix to your cooking it is ready to just reach in and add
.....we are eating way more fresh vegggies because the are already cut up
....remember to only cut up as much as you think you can use in a few days.....very handy and even the pickiest of eaters around here is adding things they would not of added because it is already prepared......
we find when fruits and veggies are ready to go, especially with college students, they will eat more....this works for the never ending fresh friut smoothies to the ramen noodles creations.....it is the little extras that not only add more flavor but it adds more nutrition as well.....
we live in a "fast food" society and we want intsant....this does not mean you have to igmore healthy eating to be fast