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I'm just eating dinner, and wanted to share some of my favorite meals. Its all gluten free and can be vegan.
This one is so basic and yet so delicious. I love button mushrooms, the typical white mushrooms you see at any store.
So you just cut the mushrooms however you like. If I'm in a rush I'll chop them up smaller, if I feel like really enjoying the meaty texture I'll just chop them in half. Then through them in a pot/pan with paprika, pepper and butter. Cook until they are ready.
If you want to make it vegan use olive oil and leave out the bacon referenced below. I think adding onions and garlic make everything better. If you want to make it more elaborate or more of a dish to serve, adding zucchini and green onion/leeks and bacon would be delicious.
Baked Potato (really cheap)
Baked potatoes are one of the healthiest easiest complete meals you could make. Just wrap the potato in tin foil, I like to add a little olive oil inside of the tin foil and put it in the oven, I usually cook it at 350, that way I can let it cook, and go do other stuff. I'll come back to check on it every 30 minutes. When you think its close to done you can just turn off the oven and leave the potatoes in until you are ready to eat. Then chop up all the toppings you'd like to enjoy or have your family enjoy. If you are interested in keeping it on the healthy side you can chop up what every veggies sound good, personally I love paprika, so I would probably do a blend of veggies very finely chopped and sauteed with paprika. Paprika just gives that delicious smoky flavor of bbq sauce. Of course I'd have sauteed onions and sauteed garlic (keeping them seperate) and raw green onions, leeks, or chives. I like to add a little butter or bbq sauce as well, but that that is what is so great about baked potatoes! The topping options are endless.
Sweet potatoes don't get enough credit in my opinion. You can cook them any way you like, just like regular potatoes and they are deliciously sweet, healthy and very satisfying. I usually chop them up, put them on a baking pan with whole garlic and chopped onions and bake them, I'll add a little olive oil and maybe a shot of water. If you want to spice it up you can use a different type of oil like walnut oil, peanut oil, macadamia oil... Salt and pepper to taste. And done. Simple and delicious.
Other seasonings that go great with sweet potatoes are rosemary, thyme, paprika, or curry. But not blended together!
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