Halfway through a Market Basket shopping trip at 2:30 in the afternoon, it hit me. I hadn’t eaten breakfast yet. As much as I love to cook and eat, there are definitely days where I seem to wake up busy and completely miss the most important meal of the day. On this particular day, I woke up, did some quick blog and social media work, got ready, and headed to visit family for a few hours.
Market Basket shopping is definitely not my favorite thing in the world. It is crowded, disorganized, and not super clean, but boy is it cheap! Once I realized I needed to eat, I was a speedster, winding in and out of people as my husband stood in one spot with the grocery cart.
With a growling stomach and lingering sore throat, all I wanted were vegetables, and Market Basket tends to have cheap veggies in bulk which was perfect for what I wanted for our mid-day meal.
The second we got home, I got started chopping carrots, zucchini, red peppers, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, an onion, some garlic, and yes, that is a habanero.
I love spicy.
I also gathered olive oil, tahini, curry powder, almond butter, coconut milk, couscous and wheat berries.
I added some boiling water to the wheat berries and whole wheat couscous to let them soak while I prepped the vegetables.
I made several extra servings of this dish for weekday lunches, so the pan was FULL of veggies. I ended up transferring everything to a bigger pot with some olive oil to get the cooking started.
I separately boiled the couscous and wheat berries until cooked through.
When the veggies were starting to soften, I poured in coconut milk, a few shakes of curry powder, a scoop of tahini, and a scoop of almond butter. Stirring everything together made for a creamy, flavorful sauce.
At the last minute, I added in the cooked wheat berries and couscous, gave it a good stir, and served.
I probably share way too many recipes with coconut milk on this blog, but I just love it. It makes eating lots of veggies somehow much easier, and who doesn’t want to fit more veggies in their diets?
Do you ever skip meals completely unintentionally because of work or other activities?
P.S. The winner of the Kerrygold giveaway is Brian from A Thought for Food! Brian, please email me with your address so I can get that to the awesome people at Kerrygold.