This past Shabbat, I celebrated my one year anniversary of my scratch test by serving some of the foods that have been returned to my life since they were taken away in that test. It was delicious, so why not share the recipes?
It was all pretty simple — the menu was London Broil, tri-colored carrots with rosemary, pepper steak and baby corn stir fry, majadra (made by friend N who has a delicious blog of her own!), roasted tomato/pear/apples, and roasted potatoes. At the last minute I also threw in some eggplant and zucchini but that’s old news in my diet. Then, chocolate chip cookies for dessert, from my friend’s delicious home bakery. So here are the seriously easy recipes for the foods I cooked.
spice a london broil with a pinch of garlic, pepper, and salt, and cook at about 400 for like 30 minutes, less if you like the meat rare (but I’m a well done sort of a girl).
buy a bunch of purple, white, and orange carrots. peel and chop. drizzle on or spray oil. Toss on salt, pepper, and rosemary. Cook at 350 or 400 (depends how fast you want them done) for 20-30 minutes
stir fry pepper steak and cut up baby corn. Add in garlic and salt
Cut up a few tomatoes, pears, and apples (2 of each for 8 people)? throw on tarragon, ginger, and basil. drizzle on or spray oil. Cook for 20 minutes at like 375ish.
Cut up potatoes. Sprinkle on cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic. Drizzle on oil. Roast at 400is for 30 minutes.
Simple and delicious. And quite the celebration of garlic, beef, tomatoes, basil, rice, lentils, wheat, and chocolate, which were all out of my diet this time last year. Plus, a shoutout to pears, apples, and carrots, three foods I ate as a kid that I rediscovered when my diet went all wonky.