"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;...
and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."
~James H. West

Lisa's Blog

What to Prepare When the Shelves are bare!

Lisa Cutforth - Monday, January 17, 2011

Bare Shelves at Supermarkets as a result of Queensland Flood Disaster




The Queensland Flood Disaster has certainly left some supermarket shelves bare and left many people including myself feeling a little bit like "Old Mother Hubbard"!

Here is a "store cupboard" recipe you can prepare for yourself and your family, even if you have no access to fresh fruit and vegetables, you can usually access the following ingredients pretty easily.  This meal is certainly simple and nutritious and with a little bit of your own style and personal flair can be very tasty!

Confetti Rice:

Ingredients:

1 onion
Garlic (if you have)
1 stockcube
2 cups of rice (whatever you  have)
1 cup lentils (rinsed)
1 cups of frozen mixed veggies (or tinned mixed veg)
Mixed herbs (whatever you have) (I like margorum, or mixed herbs or rosemary or thyme)
Mixed spices (whatever you have, I like: Mixed spice, or cumin, or ground coriander, or mustard seed and a bit of paprika)

  1. Saute (fry) the onion in a little butter, olive oil or coconut oil, if you have some garlic add, add the a teaspoon of spices and a teaspoon of herbs.
  2. When the onion is clear (opaque), add the rice, stir, then add the stock cube and 4 cups of water, add the lentils.
  3. Bring to boil then simmer for 15 minutes (keeping an eye on the water level, it should start to absorb and go down, make sure it doesn't dry out though before the rice is cooked).
  4. When the rice is nearly cooked, stir in the mixed veggies and heat through.
  5. You can add any other extra flavours you like depending what you have available:  for example you may have some condiments like soya sauce or tomato sauce, chutney or mayonnaise, you may have some fresh lemon to squeeze in or some fresh herbs or spring onion or dukka to chop and stir through.  If you are fish lover you can stir in some tuna and leave out the lentils.

SERVE!

Recent Posts


Tags

drugfree alternatives blood pressure prostate cancer alzheimers life maintain a healthy weight, underweight breast cancer prevention what is movember quick recipes nutritionists diet diary low cholesterol stress, keys to managing stress, benefits of stress skipping meals performance strength leaky gut, gut health, symptoms of leaky gut are frozen veggies any good immune boosting tips healthy cooking parties dancing homocysteine health 7 Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol and Protect Your Heart making time to relax cholesterol lowering diet lunch nutritionist how to get more of exercise Alan Pease how to love exercise I don't get hungry addicted to chocolate are grains healthy music nutritious great second hand books brain health benefits of sleeping heart foundation tick explained nutritious cooking 7 steps to detox love food immune system new year's resolutions detox childrens lunch boxes fruit and vegetable shortage recipe muffins soft drink and behavior problems motivation comfort foods dangers of multitasking while you eat breast cancer awareness nutrition life lessons comfort eating four questions you must ask your doctor before taking medication energy fussy eaters diet diary of a nutritionist libido seasonal quick and tasty recipes healthy cooking demonstration healthy cooking party fruit natural toothpaste quizz time management and healthy living mood happiness workshop indigestion fresh Nutritional Therapist getting fit health one step at a time skip meals salad diet diary happiness course muscle wasting healthy fast food, healthy take away how to say no fun reducing coffee is chocolate bad for me image healthy shopping list relationship with food have more energy fun breast cancer awareness video hot guys should I eat organic veggies avoiding a choice fresh start obesity pop-eye and spinach foods in season, seasonal recipes have fun in the kitchen recipies benefits of strength training, why you should strength train delicious sugar and add healthy shopping Cancer best exercise wrong type of exercise, exercise and results weight loss is sugar bad cheap fruit and vegetables, what's in season in autumn in australia simple 7 day detox plan life choices Happiness quick eating solutions food allergies nutritionist in brisbane calorie controlled diet assertiveness high cholesterol weight the tummy beast health for busy people Egg allergy trans fats real food heart disease reasons to eat foods in season Laughter and stress recipes for allergies cooking with allergies organic vegetables health with 10 % effort soccer, role of team sports in longevity, role of exercise and community in longevity Lisa's Diary comfort pig natural alternatives to drugs ask my doctor Sensational how to avoid injury during exercise success and you which is better for you butter or margarine sexy salads weightloss taking a break Dr Randy Pausch on Oprah what is a good breakfast soft drink and behaviour problems low calorie meal plan memory focus how to be happy what is healthy food improve your memory ways to improve prostate health dance 10 % principle feels good sustainable living, rural development, organic gardening, rampumps, biogas healthy wine, healthy beer, healthy alcohol options Add new tag sugar and adhd empty your mind low calorie diet go for 2 and 5 sensitivity to milk Lactose intolerance taking responsibility make stress work for you corporate wellness allergies cooking class in brisbane the power to choose gift food sensitivities breakfast do i have to drink milk; where do i get calcium from; non dairy calcium sources herbal toothpaste fatigue christmas increasing energy love, loneliness how to check your breasts anxiety to know and not do is not yet to know keep focused support your body sexy salad Nina Simone mobile phones and brain cancer, Dr Teo health pioneers control relax food intolerances I've Got Life ability to respond benefits to keeping a diet diary gluten intolerance how to avoid doing the right thing and getting the wrong results celebrate life hunger and stress overindulge

Archive