Another meat-free one-pot steamed meal

Ever since Jayden started coming, I’ve been making one-pot steamed meals. Preparation time can be as little as a few minutes and steaming time is only about 8-10 minutes and you don’t have to attend to it. Just put it on the stove and put the timer.

Just dump everything in and steam. It’s also very healthy.

But most importantly, it’s easy for extremely and insanely lazy and unimaginative people like me. Unimaginative only when it comes to cooking (cooking just isn’t my forte). I also don’t like the smell of oil and garlic in my hair and all over my clothes. I’m never fussy when it comes to food. I take after my father in this. He can eat the same thing for months without complaining. So can I.

This is oil-free. It can even be garlic-free, if you like. I used to stir-fry quite a bit, but I could never quite get the wok-hei right! And after that, I’d have to wash my hair, face and change my clothes, then mop the kitchen floor. With a baby, you just won’t have time to do all that.

So, here it is:

Again, it’s anything goes. This dish today has tofu, asparagus, broccoli, carrot and garlic. You can use any vegetable you have. For pescetarians, you can add fish or prawns. Or chicken, if you eat that.

I found this brand at Jaya Grocer’s. It’s the best I’ve ever tasted.

Midway steaming, say about 5 minutes into it, you can add greens. Today I’m adding spinach and baby spinach.

Or, you can dump everything in to steam all at once too. No harm done. The greens might just be a bit overdone.

Add organic seasoning, salt, pepper or spices as you wish. Then, steam it for 8-10 minutes.

Eat with steamed rice, millet or quinoa, whichever you prefer. Top the steamed dish with coriander and spring onions.

Bon appetit!!

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan

Jayden had his first-ever solid meal two days ago: https://www.facebook.com/chankahyein/posts/pfbid02DqewppsXDV3japUKHbz2MGns4Af2bc3qEMv8tpdye4QjPVJQyGa5HnGsGHsuVKh4l

Getting a human baby to eat solids is SO much more challenging than getting a kitten or puppy started on solids!

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