I don't often share recipes here since following them is generally confined to baking in our household. Both my partner and I have a similar method of cooking where we poke around in the fridge for a few minutes to see what veggies we have and what meat is thawed, maybe look at a few recipes online or in cookbooks for inspiration and then proceed to fly by the seat of our pants! So this is less a recipe and more some general guidelines for putting together a quick tasty meal with whatever you have on hand.
- 3 tbsp. cooking oil (I like mild olive oil or lard or even the oil from the anchovy can!)
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 2-6 cloves chopped fresh garlic or equivalent amount of jarred garlic
- (1 small can anchovies, drained and chopped, optional but tasty!)
- chili flakes, chili powder or fresh hot pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 2-3 cups chopped, sliced or diced bulky vegetable (e.g. zucchini, broccoli, peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots)
- 1-2 cups chopped leafy greens (e.g. spinach, swiss chard, kale)
- 2 cups protein (anything from beans to goat meat, our usual is leftover chicken!)
- (3-4 large hen's eggs, beaten, this can replace or add to your selected protein)
- 1 tbsp. vinegar (rice wine, white wine or apple cider vinegars are our favorites)
- 2-4 servings cooked rice, ramen noodles, soba noodles or rice noodles
- If you don't have any rice or noodles already cooked, get that started and proceed with the rest of recipe while it cooks.
- Heat oil on medium high heat. Saute onions until they start to become translucent, turn the heat down to medium and add the garlic and anchovies.
- Cook for about a minute and then add soy sauce and honey.
- After a few minutes, add vegetables and greens. Cook until greens are wilted and vegetables are crisp tender.
- Add protein and/or beaten eggs.
- If using eggs, add rice or noodles when the eggs are about half cooked, so that the egg coats the noodles/rice grains. If not using eggs just toss the rice/noodles in after the protein and heat through.
- Sprinkle on the vinegar and stir through, top with fresh chopped cilantro and/or scallions if available.