Saturday, January 14, 2012

Popeye food

Today I was feeling low in energy and slightly under the weather, feels like my iron is low. I wasn’t in the mood to spend a long time in the kitchen and really wanted something nourishing, comforting and fast.

 Warm salad of silver beet, double potatoes and mushroom
10 mins prep time, 15 mins cooking, serves 1 person for main/2 people as side salad

1 medium size potato, peeled and washed
1 medium size sweet potato, peeled and washed
4-5 large silver beet leaves chopped into strips
5 button mushrooms, thickly sliced
Pinch of ground cumin seed
Pinch oregano
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Dash olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
Small handful of walnuts
  1. Cut the potato and sweet potato into decent sized cubes or chunks, and then steam (approx. 10 mins) until cooked.
  2. Heat a frying pan, add the olive oil, toss in the mushrooms and stir, cook for 1 min. Add the silver beet and continue stirring until cooked for approx. 4 mins. Toss in the steamed potato and sweet potato, then the cumin and oregano and stir through. Turn heat off.
  3. Add freshly cracked sea salt and pepper. Place on serving plate, drizzle the lemon juice on top and extra olive oil if needed. Crush the walnuts in your hand and sprinkle on top as garnish.
  4. Eat immediately on its own as a main meal. Alternatively as a side salad with either steak or chicken or fish.

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