Tonight I was home for dinner by myself. I decided to eat healthy, and a salad was in order. I had romaine lettuce as a base, which I sliced up. Rather than having Caesar salad, which I already made once this past week, I decided to add some vegetables.
So I sauteed some orange bell pepper strips and mushrooms in a bit of butter – oyster and shiitake, cut into strips. While these cooked and browned the edges, I sorted through the leftovers in the fridge. I had a few Lima beans, some roasted carrots and parsnips, and beets. I sliced the beets into strips too, then put it all in the pan to warm up. Some of my house seasoning get sprinkled in, and then stirred in about 1 tbsp of freshly grated ginger.
When it all looks good, I place it on top of the chopped romaine. I dressed it with a bit of balsamic vinegar and some hickory smoked olive oil.
And it was great! I actually had too many sauteed veggies to put on the lettuce, but that didn’t stop me from going back for another scoop of just the vegetables. I was thinking this would be great on top of rice or barley too.
So really all I did was re-invent some leftover vegetables. Open you fridge door, and your mind, and see what you can come up with.
What have you re-invented recently?