If there is one good thing about being sick, it is that feeling well again (even partially well, as in my case at present) feels pretty amazing. Another is that illness can lead you to lazy food shortcuts that actually work very well. I'm sharing four such examples today.
The first is an incredibly simple stir fry using tinned bamboo shoots, fresh baby corn, fresh tenderstem broccoli, about a tablespoon of soy sauce, and about a tablespoon of pureed packaged ginger. You could throw some other vegetables in there as well, and the mix pairs well with all sorts of accompanying proteins and grains.
The second is chocolate avocado pudding, but made using a lazy person's approach. Basically, you just mush everything in a bowl without bothering with a food processor or blender! In the bowl above I used half an avocado, a tablespoon of cocoa powder and two tablespoons of Choc Shot syrup. Unlike versions made with a processor, you will know avocado is in this. However, the flavours are still pure chocolate decadence and blueberries topped my bowl off perfectly.
The third, unphotographed, discovery was burritos made with yellow split peas instead of beans more commonly associated with Mexican fare. Mr Bite expressed a preference for our usual kidney bean or black bean burrito fillings but I really liked this alternative. Somehow the split peas made good friends with salsa and contributed to a hearty burrito mix with onion, grated carrot, pepper and spinach.
Finally, white (or more accurately, double) hot chocolate. Christmas brings a whole host of additional dairy free white chocolate options, and whilst white chocolate isn't usually my thing, sometimes I hanker after it. Pairing warm almond milk with a tablespoon of cocoa powder and a couple of dairy free white chocolate coins (or squares of white chocolate), topped off with boiled water, makes for a delicious drink. The white chocolate gives just enough sweetness and gives a mellow mix with the cocoa powder.
What easy ingredient mixes are you enjoying at the moment?