Summertime and the cookin’s easy

Are you dazzled by the abundance of summer produce, but don’t have time to fire up the grill? Does just the thought of turning on the oven in your NYC sized apartment make you sweat? We’re here to help.

For extra flavor, with minimal work we suggest:
-a dollop of Hernán Mole Sauce with stock or water
-a spoonful of Masala Mama curry sauces with a can of coconut milk
-a tablespoon of One Culture Asian sauté and finishing sauces
-or a squeeze of EnTube harissa paste for a Morroccan flair

Use any of the above sauces and follow the steps below for a meal that will get you in and out of the kitchen in no time.

Step 1: Start a pot of pasta, rice, or polenta, following package directions. If you’re making polenta, don’t forget to stir every now and then. Rice, grains and pasta should all be ready in about 20-25 minutes.

Step 2: Cut your proteins and vegetables into bite sized pieces. (Make double batches so you only heat up the kitchen once every few days!)

Step 3: Pre-heat a large saute pan on high, and then drop down to medium-heat. Add a little olive oil, coconut oil, butter, or Provisions house made lard and sear your veggies just enough to get a little color. Remove from the pan, and add a little more oil if needed.

Step 4: Stir-fry your proteins, about 5 minutes, until fully cooked.

Step 5: Add your favorite sauce and add your vegetables back in the pan. Stir until your meal is coated with sauce, adding stock or water as needed.

Step 6: Once all is cooked through, turn off the stove, serve your stir-fry over your starch or grain. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon or lime, or shredded fresh basil and enjoy a fresh, seasonal meal bursting with flavor.

Meg ChristmanSummertime and the cookin’s easy