The Refrigerator Escapades

Read this post with the theme song to the Nutcracker in your head. It helps with the effect… or just the title.

I have to admit, I’m not much of a recipe follower, as I have admitted before. I also have to admit that I browse the blog world in search of that one recipe that will be my dinner victim. Sometimes (actually most of the time), while on the hunt, I find a few too many recipe that spark my interest and then I can’t decide what to make. It’s a vicious circle but it’s one roundabout that I conquered last night.

Upon rummaging through the almost-empty refrigerator, and having quite a few different recipe ideas in my mind, I came up with a compilation dish using all the veggies I had left before grocery shopping day (whenever that will be).

But before I get to the goods, I’ll leave you with a list of recipes I found helpful in the making of this meal:

Upon taking stock of the fridge, here is what I came up with…

Kabocha Smashed Veggie Wrap with Sweet Gingered Mustard Sauce

Sauteed veggies:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Red bell pepper
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Snow peas

Spices that played along:

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 lime, juiced (added right before serving)
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup (added right before serving)
  • 2 tbsp raisins (added right before serving)

Baked/steamed kabocha: a dash of olive oil, 1/4 cup water, kabocha squash in a glass baking dish. Baked @ 400 degrees until tender.

Top a sprouted whole wheat tortilla with a few pieces of kabocha, smashing them down onto the tortilla.

Top the tortilla and squash with veggies.

And top all that with the Sweet Gingered Mustard sauce.

A little cracked pepper and EAT.

For the easy Sweet Gingered Mustard Sauce, meet the culprits.

  • 1/4 cup Dijon musard
  • 1-2 tsp Maple or agave syrup
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp crushed ginger (with a garlic press)

Mix these items together and you are good to sauce your dish.

What Refrigerator Escapades have you been playing lately?