Wednesday, September 21, 2011

foodie wednesday: hearty lunch

with all this cold(ish) weather we've been having here, i've been totally feeling hearty food - soup, chili and red wine (is that a food?).  the other day, trying to satisfy my fall-food craving, i made a simple, yet completely delicious meal. 


here's what i came up with:

1 link chicken sausage - used sweet italian, but my real favorite is spinach & feta
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup baby bella mushrooms, chopped
1/4 cup water
1 tsp olive oil
1 small tomato, sliced
basil
salt & pepper

serves 1

1. put olive into a saute pan and heat.  after a moment, add the (defrosted) link of chicken sausage and enjoy the "sizzle".


2. allow the sausage to get a crispy coating on both sides before adding the onion & mushrooms.  saute the veggies and then cut the sausage into chunks to make certain they cook all the way through.


3. cover and continue to cook.  (if veggies and/or chicken are starting to stick, add 1/4 cup of water before covering.)

4. when chicken is cooked thoroughly and onions & mushrooms are caramelized, season with salt & pepper.


5. serve with fresh tomato and basil.

after my habitual cut-and-mix-mix-and-cut

this meal was the perfect size for a hearty lunch but could definitely work for any meal!  you could whip up some scrambled eggs and serve this as a side, or you could add the mixture to pasta or top couscous with it.  yum!

bon appetit : )

9 comments:

  1. I love simple, hearty meals like this. :-) Mushrooms make me shudder, but everything else is bliss! :-)

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  2. oh yummy! do you deliver lunches like this? :)

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  3. That looks SO delicious, love the tomato and basil. I think you can call red wine a food, and I'm with you on chili; my mom made a bunch in a slow cooker and I've been experimenting with making different meals with chili.

    And I'm with Amanda ... delivery, please? lol

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  4. I think I know what I am having for dinner tonight...or sometime this week. :) Thank you for sharing this..it looks so delicious..Also looks pretty healthy..which is always a plus :)
    -Ashlee Michelle
    http://lifeofashlee.blogspot.com/

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  5. simple and tasty! i think it would be great on polenta. love spinach and feta sausages!

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  6. This looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Xoxoxo

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  7. This looks delicious and your pictures are really amazing, such great detail!

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