easy dinner

Do other people have that thing when you feel like the universe is conspiring to make you eat something? Like when you think of a certain dish or ingredient, and then it's like everything leads you to eating that thing? Or someone will mention a food item and afterwards you simply cannot rest until you've eaten it? I had a meeting about pies this morning and afterwards was powerless to the overwhelming need to eat a pie for lunch (cheesy pumpkin with wholemeal pastry since you asked, delicious). At uni once my friend was telling me about how she'd had a tub of sweet chilli philly (you know, those tubs of Philadelphia cream cheese slathered in sweet chilli sauce that were popular in the early 2000s?) the night before and I basically went straight to the supermarket after that conversation and had sweet chilli philly for dinner with my flatmate. In hindsight, quite gross. And probably not the best way to dictate your eating decisions. 

Recipe inside!

ginger greens

Adapted from the March 2015 Cuisine magazine

Ingredients

A big pile of kale and rainbow chard/silverbeet or spinach

A couple of cloves of garlic (go for fresh NZ stuff)

A few slivers each of fresh, peeled, ginger

Half a thinly sliced red chilli 

A knob of butter, or a small drizzle of oil

A squeeze of lemon juice 

Method

1. Rinse the greens well, and roughly chop

2. Heat oil or butter in a medium saucepan or a frying pan with a lid

3. Add greens and stir fry for a bit

4. Add the garlic, ginger, and chilli. Add a splash of water. Cover the pot or pan and steam until softened. 

5. Serve with a squeeze of lemon. They're great with fish or steak!  

// Posted by Delaney at 10:35 PM // Labels: easy dinner, ginger