Yes, it was another one of those long days on the go last Tuesday. When I finally walked in the door of my apartment, dropped my bag and hung up my coat at quarter to eleven, I literally did not know what I would be preparing for dinner. Five minutes later, I sat before a nutritious and scrumptious vegetarian meal of just the right caliber for late-night consumption, prepared entirely from essential ingredients I usually have on hand. These ingredients are the kinds of healthy staples that, once purchased, will hang onto their freshness for quite a while. Stock up strategically on your next grocery shop, and you’ll be primed to eat well, at a moment’s notice, on your busiest days.
Here’s how last Tuesday went down:
1/8 package Udon Noodles (cook noodles according to package directions)
2 stalks celery, sliced on a bias
1 tbsp olive oil
1 jalapeño, minced
1 nub ginger, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 scallions, sliced
2 small jarred roasted red peppers, chopped
a shake of Bragg soy sauce alternative
Cook celery in microwave for 2 minutes. Heat olive oil in a sautee pan over medium heat. When hot, turn heat to high and add jalapeño, garlic, and ginger. Sautee for one minute. Add celery, scallions, and red peppers. Add noodles and Bragg aminos. Pour yourself a crisp glass of white wine, and devour the deliciousness before 11pm!