The Refrigerator Escapades

Posted byLori Posted onDecember 1, 2010 Comments10

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?

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  1. YUM! I love all the spices in this dish 😉
    I love browsing the blog world for recipes too, but when it comes to being in the kitchen I tend to forget about all the amazing recipes, and just throw something together. I need to get better at writing down or something.

  2. Love that ‘spices that played along.’ The whole medley sounds yummy.

    I do a similar dance – never follow a recipe but browse around looking for a ‘target.’ Not too much with my current food rut, although my nut milk/protein powder/blueberry smoothie in the mornings is still a hit.

    .-= Ela´s last blog ..Happy Birthday to Phil =-.

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