It’s in the pan…

I like nothing better than a big pan full of lovely vegetables, the more the better! I often start with a base of red onions, garlic and red peppers, cooked in coconut oil and then I add whatever takes my fancy….and then I grab a spoon and eat it straight from the pan.

Which is exactly what I did this evening…this began with my usual trio, chopped red onions, red peppers and garlic, all cooked in coconut oil, to which I added several spoonfuls of my harissa, lots of chopped parsley and spring onions, toasted mixed seeds…

 …and adorned with several dollops of harissa tahini sauce…

See what I mean? I do love a big pan full of vegetables. 

As you might have seen before, I often add eggs to the pan, and avocado and chopped chillies…

This was one my lunches last week. 

And this one was pimped with one of my many sauce concoctions and goats cheese..

These are the type of dishes I happily devour ona regular basis as I always have an excess of red onions, red peppers and garlic in my kitchen πŸ™‚ 

There’s been lots of new things being cooked up in my ‘office’ this week too, which will no doubt feature on the blog soon. (I am currently reading about The Victorian House and have discovered that the working rooms of the house, like the kitchen, pantry, and bathrooms, were called offices. So my kitchen is now officially my office!) 

Happy weekend! Now let’s pop over to Fiesta Friday with the lovely Jhuls (lover and maker of harissa tahini sauce), and Su, who are co hosting this week…

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33 thoughts on “It’s in the pan…

    1. Elaine @ foodbod Post author

      Thank you πŸ˜€
      Yes, the offices that the city workers went to every day were called ‘counting houses’ even if they weren’t banks, and it was these rooms in the house that were called offices. It’s a fascinating book, but then I love the British Victorian period.

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  1. Linda

    Yum! Yum! Yum! Sometimes I think I could go vegetarian if my boys didn’t eat so much poultry and meat! So good Elaine! Veggies are beautiful- and this simple lunch is right up my alley! πŸ˜‹

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  2. Jhuls

    “Lover and maker of harissa tahini sauce” – I love that! πŸ˜€ I ran out of tahini and harissa, so I don’t think I can make a jar today. I just had it yesterday and I am missing it so much already. Haha! I should make harissa before Ramadan starts.

    And we have the same trio – garlic, peppers and onions and I use whatever veggies I like, mostly spinach. I use yellow and red peppers. Of course, I also add that harissa tahini sauce. πŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing this with us, Elaine. I am telling you (again) that you are one of my inspirations. ❀ Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. chef mimi

    I always felt like a short-order cook when I was raising my daughters! They each liked different foods, and my husband was a vegetarian for a long time. It’s more work, but you want everyone to eat! And eat well! Beautiful food. I need to make more harissa to have on hand.

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    1. Elaine @ foodbod Post author

      Exactly! You want everyone to enjoy their meal and eat a decent amount.. I have no issue with making various dishes and meals every day because I enjoy it and I have time. If I had less time, I’m sure it would be a lot more hassle!

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      1. chef mimi

        Most people are too lazy to cook, and just don’t care. My main goat as a mother was to feed everyone the most nutritious food possible, even using trickery! They have since accused me of micro managing their meals, which is probably true. And, one is a healthy pescatarian, and the other also healthy, and feeds her daughter very healthy food. Very proud of her!!! They definitely learn from us. (They’re 31 and 33 now!)

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      2. Elaine @ foodbod Post author

        I love that Ben sees me cooking and creating in the kitchen.
        That’s what I’m hoping, that the things that I make and feed Ben now, will stay with him. He knows all about making healthy choices, he hears me talking about it enough, and he balances it out with being a 15 year old boy and wanting the odd biscuit (cookie) or pack of crisps (chips). Everything in moderation and all that..

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      3. chef mimi

        I can attest that they pay attention. They might slip in college, but it’s nearly impossible to cook during those years. I remember one daughter stated, after the christmas holidays, that she couldn’t wait to go back to eating normally so she would feel better. It was a hallelujah moment for me. It’s not about losing weight, it’s about feeding your body the most nourishing food. I was very proud.

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      4. Elaine @ foodbod Post author

        I would be very proud too! That’s great πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
        I’ve just converted Ben to eating edamame spaghetti, and edamame & mung bean fettuccine, I serve it with my homemade tomato & mascarpone sauce and it’s perfect because he’s getting goodness without it really tasting any different. And he likes that he’s getting that goodness which is even better!

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  4. Zeba@Food For The Soul

    Just lovely Elaine…your creations are always so inspiring. Love cooking in coconut oil and the harissa and tahini is always such a booster. The eggs, avocado and chilies is totally up my alley…love it. My 16 year old thinks we eat way too healthy but I am not backing down πŸ™‚

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    1. Elaine @ foodbod Post author

      Thank you so much 😊
      I always tell my son that whilst he’s still under my care and I can control what he puts in his body, I will, and just hope that I create a solid foundation for whatever choices he makes in the future..

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  5. Hanady

    Oh goodness! I can’t express how much I love this post! Those vibrant colors, fresh flavors, and most complementary combinations! Gorgeous and absolutely mouthwatering! So trying these out soon! Xx

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