JoAnn suggested I post a few of the healthy meals we've been making lately. So here's what we had for dinner tonight.
Thai Vegetable Stir Fry and Fresh baked Salmon with Creole Seasoning over Brown Rice
Melissa started the rice first as it takes so long to cook. I prefer Minute Rice but since we are working towards changing habits to the more healthy options, we went for the long cooking brown rice. Caylee and I started chopping the veggies. Here's the recipe. (We usually ad-lib it to suit our taste each time we make it and what we're in the mood for.)
1 can (14 oz) light coconut milk (we used fresh)
2 cloves of garlic chopped up
dash of lemon peel to taste
dash of lime peel to taste
1 cup sliced mushrooms (we skipped these tonight but not every time we make this)
2 cups asparagus tips
1 can baby corn
1 red pepper sliced
1 small head of bok choy stems sliced & leaves left whole
1/4 cup unsalted peanuts (Caylee doesn't like so she skips these)
red pepper flakes per taste buds
1 tbs light low sodium soy sauce
1 tbs fresh lime juice
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
fresh basil slivered
We throw the coconut milk, garlic, lemon and lime into a large wok and add heat. Then we add the veggies, peanuts (if I'm cooking, lol), and red pepper flakes. Simmer for ten minutes or so. Add the soy sauce, lime juice, lemon juice and basil, simmer while stirring constantly for a few minutes. Skip the red pepper flakes if you don't like spice.
After the veggies were chopped, I prepared the fresh salmon by rinsing and patting it dry then lightly coating it with olive oil. Tonight's choice of spice was creole seasoning so I sprinkled it on the fish then slipped the salmon into the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes. You know it's ready when it flakes nicely.
I served this on my small retangular Oriental plates. A small portion of Salmon next to a small portion of rice covered in the Thai Vegetables dribbled with the coconut sauce. Yum! George ate his with a side of fresh Sushi. Caylee just wanted the Thai Vegetables with a small nibble of salmon. Melissa doesn't eat fish or anything else that sounds Oriental, so she had a chicken breast with baked beans cooked with pineapple. Grandma ate a heaping normal dinner plate loaded with everything. ( I mention this as Grandma isn't holding weight yet she eats huge amounts. I'm just the opposite.) And for those who are wondering, my spouse is on duty so he gets leftovers tomorrow if he wants to try it. I didn't think about pictures till after the kitchen was all cleaned up.