Who knew that turnips could substitute for potatoes? You can play around with the veggies (obviously); but we are super duper limited due to oxalates. Typically, I don't do a lot of red meat either so I just put a couple of things in this to make it simple; yet a big boy meal.
1/2 lb grass fed stew meat
1/2 bag frozen brussel sprouts
4 garlic cloves minced
2 peeled and chopped turnips (I like saying that word.)
EASY PEESY. Pour 1 C water into skillet, electric skillet, whatever and add beef. I brought it to a boil, browned all the meat, then added brussel sprouts, garlic, and turnips. I simmered for about 2 hours but it was done long before then. Cool part was that it kind of made it's own gravy. Could have added salt and/or pepper but I chose to keep it light.
And, in case you're wondering, Drew wouldn't dare eat the brussel sprouts whole. I just chop them up super tiny with the meat. Then, he's stuck getting some of them. I call the turnips, potatoes.
Turkey or Chicken Ginger Stir Fry
So, this was supposed to be Chicken Ginger Stir Fry; but when the meat thawed out, I realized that I had pulled out the turkey not the chicken. oops. So, we did turkey.
Turkey cutlets or Chicken tenderloins
2 garlic cloves minced
Red/yellow/orange bell peppers (I buy them already diced from Whole Foods)
Frozen broccoli or any fresh/froz veggies
1-2 tsp shredded ginger Root
1 C water
Saute oil and garlic until hot. Add turkey/chicken, water, and veggies, and ginger. Bring to a boil and simmer (until juices run clear). I cooked the turkey for about 3 min each side then simmered until the broccoli was soft. 15 min MAX. So easy.
And, because I'm on a roll...this next one isn't anything special; BUT, it was Drew's first experience with fish. So, I'm including it.
Fish & Fries
I used Talapia from Whole Foods and Butternut Squash for the fries. I cooked them in the oven at the same time.
Cover cooking trays with unbleached parchment paper. Drizzle fish with olive oil and squeeze of lemon. Peel and slice butternut squash (FYI- you only need the long skinny end) in the shape of fries. I don't use anything on them. I just lay them out on the tray and cook them until the ends start to turn black or they are getting crispy. Typically, if cooking the fries alone, I'd cook them at 400 for 20-25 min. Today, I cooked the fish at 350 for 20 min and left the fries in for about 40. (Hubby told me I probably cooked the fish too long...I don't eat fish so I wouldn't know.) The fries weren't as crispy as I like to get them; but Drew doesn't mind.
The fish experience went over well with Drew.