I really like to eat the same food over and over and over again. If I like something, I could easily eat it every day without getting tired of it for a very long time. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for my family, so we do have quite a bit of variety in our meals. But I still often eat the same lunch the entire week…
For the past few weeks, I have been obsessed with roasting veggies. So the other day, I made dinner using some old friends: sweet potatoes & Brussels sprouts. I would have been more than happy with just roasted veggies and a salad, but I thought the guys would like some chicken. At first I wasn’t sure what to do with the chicken to make it a bit more “interesting,” but then I whipped up a very simple almond butter sauce. Here is what I did:
Roasted Veggies with Parmesan Cheese:
- Cut Brussels sprouts in half and sweet potatoes into fries
- Toss with a bit of oil, salt & pepper
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 35 – 40 minutes; after about 25 minutes flip the veggies over and sprinkle them with a bit of Parmesan cheese
Chicken with Almond Butter Sauce
- Cut two organic chicken breasts into small pieces
- Sauté the chicken in a bit of oil
- Let the chicken cook for about 10 minutes, or until it is cooked all the way through
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons almond butter (or more, if you like a “nuttier” taste)
- 4-6 tablespoons warm water – I started by adding just two tablespoons and whisked the ingredients together. I added more water to make the sauce a bit runnier.
Pour the sauce over the chicken and let the sauce and the chicken simmer for a few minutes. You may want to add a bit more water if the sauce gets too thick. Serve the chicken with the veggies.
Questions: Do you like to eat the same food again and again? Or do you get easily tired of the same food? What’s your favorite food at the moment?
P.S.: Don't forget to floss!
P.P.S.: Thanks for all the camera & photography suggestions and tips. I will keep you posted as to what camera I'll decide to get.