Can you believe it's already December? Where did the fall go? As many of you are probably getting extra busy with the holidays around the corner, I thought I'd share this ridiculously easy and versatile "recipe" with you.
How did this recipe come about? A few weeks ago I wasn't in the best of moods, and did not feel like cooking. After contemplating going across the street and buying a Subway sandwich, I decided to be good and just cook with the ingredients I had in my refrigerator.
Sausage, Chickpea & Carrot Stew
1 pound Italian sausage, taken out of its casing
4 carrots, peeled and shredded
1 can chickpeas, rinsed
2 cans cubed tomatoes
salt & pepper to taste
dill for garnish
1. Heat a non-stick pan. Add sausage and brown.
2. Add carrots and cook for about 5 minutes.
3. Add chickpeas and tomatoes (with their juices) and cook till everything is hot. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Serve garnished with chopped dill.
And now for variations: you can serve this dish on its own, or on top of rice. I think it would even be good on top of a baked potato. You can also add other vegetables: green peppers, zucchini, etc.
This is great for leftovers. This dish gets much of its flavor from the Italian sausage, which means you don't have to add a ton of spices: saves you time and money!
Stay tuned for a few posts about the food I had during my week-long stay in Puerto Rico.