Sunday, 7 August 2011

Dinner of the week(end)

Yesterday I spent a few hours at Emma's after work, which was nice. We talked about food and health and so forth, cooked some, tried a not so good dessert (one definitely not worth posting about) and watched the Finnish version of Zeitgeist. What we made for dinner was something so delicious that I decided to make it again for me and my mom today. My mom is quite new to healthy and above all, conscious eating (that is knowing what it actually is you put in your mouth, reading the labels carefully and so forth) and most of the time she is amazed at how good and easy it is to eat healthy.

What you see in the picture above, apart from our tablecloth, is absolutely scrumptious and healthy as well. It is fast and easy to make, which seems to be a priority for most people, and you can also eat it cold, so I will be enjoying the leftovers tomorrow at work. What you need is:
a few carrots
some onion
some garlic (we put about four cloves)
mushrooms (for example shiitake)
whole grain barley or quinoa
soy "cream"
While boiling the barley or quinoa, it's quite handy to steam the carrots a bit in a strainer above the pot. At the same time, fry the onions and a bit of the garlic with the mushrooms, and add some spices. Then mix everything in a dish, pour over the soy cream and pop it in a preheated oven for a bit. You can garnish with for example some sprouts and parsley, as I did today. Obviously you can put pretty much any vegetables you want in this, whichever ones you prefer, and mix it up in that way.


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