Today's MoFo Prompt: "Quick, easy and delicious"
I love cooking up a dinner from scratch as much as the next kitchen-loving vegan. But I also love NOT doing that from time to time. Sometimes I'm tired or hungry or worn out (or all of the above), and I just want something quick and easy. Y'know?? Often times, I have a special meal planned out, but I come home tired and I still haven't done my yoga practice, and I don't even get into the kitchen until 9 pm, and my hour-long dinner prep feels increasingly unrealistic. Not to mention that in such moments, I am on the verge of eating every single thing I look at.
Mmm. A Grocery Outlet Score! $3.99 for a giant packet
To account for these eventualities, I've always got a few goodies tucked away in my freezer or my pantry for a last-minute, low-effort, low-brainpower dinner. I found this product from Sukhi's at Grocery Outlet recently. You can't tell from the picture, but that's a pretty big packet of food (supposedly, it's "10 servings" ha ha ha ha ha ha). Plus, each package came with two baggies... I still have two more in the freezer.
I suppose if I were really desperate I could just eat it the way it is, straight outta the bag... but even when I'm being quick and lazy, I still like a few veggies in my dinner. So, I chopped up my cauliflower and got it roasting in the oven. Meanwhile, I heated up the "goop," and added in some chopped tomatoes from the garden, a giant handful of cilantro (sorry, haters!), and a bunch of frozen peas. Once it was all cooked up, I added the roasted cauliflower florets. One or two quick stirs, and it was good to go!
The final product
Mmmm! This dinner is so good! Mr. Vegan Eats & Treats especially loves it. He has a very charming name for it: "Enhanced Indian Bag" ha ha. yum? The sauce in this stuff is really rich, so even with adding all those veggies, our dinner was still 100% delicious and satisfying. I'm glad I still have a couple packets left for future tired nights. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's quick and easy meals! It's always nice to go from kitchen to sofa* as quickly as possible!
*we eat on our sofa
it's a pretty good scene