I was at the supermarket today, when I started gravitating towards the section where the leafy vegetables were kept. Amongst the bed of greens, sat a few rows of yellow, red and orange. I would normally give this colourful section a miss, but today, the boxes of mini peppers seemed to be calling out to me =)
Nowadays, I don't really fancy eating meat. My little boy will sometimes run into the kitchen when I am cooking or baking the meat, and ask me what I'm cooking. "Smells good!", he will say. But I felt otherwise. When I was pregnant with my second boy, I couldn't tolerate the smell and taste of pork. This intolerance continued even after the birth of the boy. Coincidentally, my little boy doesn't like eating pork. He will try very hard to stomach a small amount of the meat, and rather have his rice and vegetables whenever pork is served. Even when the pork is cooked and masked by the rich flavor of char siew sauce, I still find the distinct pork taste lingering after swallowing the Char Siew. And I am not referring to Americanized Char Siew. Char Siew back home, served at the hawker centres. Bad huh? Maybe that was the main reason I went ahead and bought the packet of mini sweet peppers today =)
A simple stir-fry vegetable dish for lunch today.
- Minced a few cloves of garlic and thinly sliced one medium shallot.
- Heat up pan and add some olive oil.
- When oil is hot, add the minced garlic and sliced shallot.
- Fry till fragrant, but not browned.
- Add the sliced peppers and mix well with the garlic and shallot.
- Add the baby spinach. Mix well.
- Add some chicken stock.
- Cook till the spinach soften.
- Turn off heat, and add salt to taste.
- Do not overcook if you want the peppers to have a little crunch when you bite into them.
Since the vegetables had quite a good amount of liquid in it, I thought it would be nice to add some pasta to my share of the vegetables. Tomato and spinach shells, it will be.
While waiting for the pasta to cook in the pan of boiling water, I chopped some grape tomatoes and added them to my bowl of vegetables.
Hubby dear had his standard lunch of rice, vegetables and baked fish, while I enjoyed my bowl of pasta with lots of vegetables! Satisfying lunch for me =)