yummy. pasta with fresh sauce made from homegrown tomatoes and chives. grilled shrimp and fried grean beans. that's some good dinner eats right there! (we call it dinner and not lunch. but i know a lot of people refer to it as lunch)
fresh tomatoe pasta sauce (for two people with a little left over to snack on):
4-6 nice-sized roma tomatoes - fresh off the vine if possible
1 tblspn of apple cider vinegar WITH the mother
3 tblspns of cold-pressed virgin olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
one dollop of honey
one quarter of a lemon
a tiny piece of fresh ginger, crushed
as much fresh oregano as you can stand - we like tons!
one handfull of fresh-chopped chives
a sprinkle of parmesan
sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
pasta - as much as you like
1. boil water and cook your pasta according to the package. for this particular meal we used spaghettini which only takes 3-4 mins to cook.
2. while your pasta is cooking, chop up the tomatoes as big or as small as you like. for this particular meal, i chopped the tomatoes really fine - but sometimes we prefer them to be in bigger chunks.
3. drain pasta and add olive oil to your pasta pan. next add vinegar, lemon, garlic, ginger, honey and sea salt and cracked black pepper. then add tomatoes. stir and squish the tomatoes if you want a runnier-type sauce. cook on medium heat until tomatoes are heated through. right before serving throw in the fresh-chopped chives.
4. pour tomatoe sauce over pasta, sprinkle on some fresh-grated parmesan and enjoy!
shrimps on the barbie:
as many shrimp as you want
1-3 tblspns of cold-pressed virgin olive oil, for brushing on the shrimp
sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
1. peel shrimp down to the tail, and de-vein, if so inclined. brush the shrimp on all sides with olive oil. salt and pepper the shrimp to taste
2. skewer the shrimps on either a wooden or metal skewar (if using wood, make sure to soak the wood first).
3. plop the skewers on the barbie and leave for 2-3 minutes, each side, until they lose their translucent colour.
4. serve on skewers or remove from skewers. enjoy!
fried green beans in bacon grease:
as many green beans as you want, ends trimmed
one dollop of bacon grease
sea salt and fresh-cracked black pepper to taste
1. heat bacon grease in a pan (we save all of our bacon grease in a mason jar. and use it to cook just about everything!).
2. toss in the green beans. stir to make sure all beans are coated with the bacon grease. cook for 1-2 minutes until the beans start to get brown edges. don't overcook - you want them to still be pretty crisp. salt and pepper to taste.
3. serve and enjoy.
a very easy meal to prepare and very healthy. anyone who considers bacon grease to be unhealthy can stop reading right now. bacon grease is a pure lard unlike whatever the heck is in that spray stuff - which we won't touch with a ten-foot pole!
i hope that you enjoyed the GEs - dinner series. up later will be a GE's supper series and then we'll be back to breakfast.