Never cooked lentils before? Neither had I before inventing this recipe. It’s pretty much foolproof. Hooray for curry!
Measure out your lentils
I’m using this fancy organic stuff… not for any reason, really
Boil the lentils with your other ingredients…
…and wait until all of the liquid is absorbed.
Pretty good plain!
Coconut Curried Lentils: even better with something creamy!
Such yum. Much Asian dressing. Very thanks to my good friend Andrea for this incredible and incredibly easy recipe. I CAN’T STOP EATING IT.
Dressing in the bowl, ready to receive the salad!
Teh Kale Saladz
Here’s an easy one for quick-lunchers everywhere. And you’ve probably got these ingredients in your kitchen already!
Garlic and tuna in the pan…
…cook things up a bit…
…add your tomatoes and basil, season, and call it a meal!
I love this slaw to pieces. It’s a texture thing.
Sauce ingredients, ready to go
A light peanut dressing
Half the slaw, protein, nuts, and dried fruit in the pan
A light sauté
Crunchy Peanut Slaw
I’ll be honest: I recently purchased a roll of pre-cooked polenta. I usually make polenta myself–it’s very easy, for those of you who haven’t tried–but I was feeling pretty lazy, so I wanted to see what I could do with it fast. This simple dish comprises only polenta, garlic, broccoli rabe, and ricotta cheese (with the addition of some spices, if you like). It’s a nice start to cooking with broccoli rabe if you haven’t before.
Alert! Broccoli rabe is on its way to wilted.
Pop in your polenta.
Flip said polenta.
Polenta Roundels with Broccoli Rabe
LOOK AT THIS DELICIOUSNESS.
Get in my belly!
Zero added salt, zero oil, zillions of grams of protein and good carbs. This protein bowl, served hot, is the post-gym food of the future. OH MY GOD.
Everything goes in the pot…
…egg goes in…
…cook until the egg is done.
CHEESE IS ALSO A PROTEIN.
My partner’s parents affectionately refer to this dish as “Jen Salad.” It’s a chopped salad with basil, coated in a simple goat cheese-based dressing. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare, and makes a great side for a grilled protein of your choice (I like to do this with chicken).
Combine the dressing and the veg.
Serve with a grilled protein, or all by itself. Fin!
Veggies all chopped!
Goat cheese, honey, and balsamic in the bowl…
…mix it up for a fantastic dressing!
Quinoa is fast and easy to make, and is a great alternative to pasta, rice, or polenta. It’s also the Superfood of the Year! Here I’ve taken plain quinoa and added some ingredients that are light, but with some tang. This salad makes a great addition to picnics and barbecues.
Making quinoa is quick and easy!
Chop your beets, feta, and spring onions…
…add them, and you’re all set!
A traditional Salad Niçoise is made with potatoes and green beans. Here I’ve used what I had in my fridge, but you should go all-out if you can. The dressing is simple and delicious, and perfect for other salads as well.
Add the tuna and the eggs.
The dressing, pre-whisk
An awesome lunch!
An excellent, quick lunch or dinner. I used to make this on excavation using a crummy electric hob, so I’m pretty sure you can do it anywhere!
Sweet potato? Check. Onion? Check.
A light browning…
…add the cheese, and you’re done!