I have a problem. My tummy is not being very co-operative in terms of trying out a varaity of food. Can there be a bigger disaster on a trip to food land? I guess the possibilities are endless :) So I am now a days on very mild food and that means I am exercising my own wishes. As I am the self proclaimed queen of low calorie cooked food :) :)
What comes to mind is stir fry. I love stir fry. For not only is it easy peasy to make, please with and easy on the tummy, it is one great way to jazz up any main course dish. This, I found out only recently. How? That is an interesting story.
So my father pretends to be a big time foodie. He eats very less. But he likes to think of himself as one big eater. And keeps complaining that he never has enough varaity. Okay. So I make my signature dishes. Some of which does not go well with him. I have a feeling, he is not into trying out a varaity in the first place. So I came up with this novel Idea. I marinate fih, chicken etc in a marinade. Any standard ( ginger-garlic-cumun for example) and bake it. So no varaity there. But then I stir fry veggies in a varaity of spice combinations and just throw it over the meat. And boy he loves it. He even thinks all are different dishes!!
So here is a stir fry I really liked. And I used an inredient I love. Poppy seeds. What great flavorcan you get out of em'. And you know...you have a finicky eater on hand with a big ego-- here's the magic wand :) Throw it over your oft repeated signature dish...and you have a new dish every single day!
1 big onion- coarsely sliced
1 big bell pepper- coarsely chopped
3 hard boiled eggs- Coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp of ginger finely chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic. Minced
1 tsp of smoked paprika
1 tsp of poppy seeds. If you haven't tried this. This is your chance to fall in love with it! It is like sesame, but little different
1 tsp of olive oil
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Lemon wedges and a cup of parsley for garnish
Here is what you do
In a shallow skillet, heat oil and add the veggies. Stir fry lightly for about 2 min. Add the spices (garlic, ginger, poppy seeds and paprika). Mix in everything. Season with salt and black pepper. Take it off the stove. Place your eggs on top. Give everything a shimmy shake. Spread it around your main dish. Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.
What a pretty dish we have!
Happy eating and healthy living!