I've been eating like crap lately. Eating re-creationally, emotionally, and stuffing myself until it hurts. And although I love comfort foods like pastas and such and I am a glutton for it, my body feels best when I eat low-carb with an abundance of veggies. When I eat low-carb incorporating greens, veggies, and fruits of all colors, my body doesn't experience the bloatedness or discomfortness the way it does when I don't. You are what you eat. So, I'll be eating these types of low-carb meals until I effectively reset my body and reach my goal weight. This is a fast and easy dish that's savory and good too. I fill up my 10" skillet and eat the whole thing.
Speaking of skillets, aside from owning 2 cast iron dutch ovens which I use primarily for baking breads, I avoid cooking with it because it's heavy and I have a weak wrist. But it does sear the food so nicely and heats the food so evenly.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
3/4 - 1 cup of cherry or grape tomatoes of mixed colors approx (use as much as you'd like)
Fresh green beans enough to fill the skillet but don't crowd it (can also use asparagus)
1-2 handfuls of plant chicken or as much as you'd like
3/4 - 1 cup of mushroom medley from Trader Joe's (or as much as you'd like)
Cooking oil (I used refined coconut oil because I like the health benefits)
Fresh thyme -- optional
Dried herbs (oregano etc) -- optional
**Seasonings will be sprinkled on. Adjust all portions to your taste and liking
In a heated skillet , pour a generous amount of oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
Add the green beans and cook a 2-3 minutes
Add the plant chicken and cook a few more minutes
Add the tomatoes
Add the mushroom medley
Sprinkle a light layer of salt, paprika, nutritional yeast, on top and mix well
Cook until desired tenderness. I like it when the green beans are not super soft but still have a bite to them. Reference the images above
Taste it and adjust seasonings or add more salt if needed
Sprinkle pepper before serving.
Sprinkle some dried herbs or fresh thyme or rosemary for added aroma and enjoy!
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