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
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 : )


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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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