Hello All! It has been quite a while, hasn’t it?
With Covid-19, Distance Learning /teaching, and everything else going on in the world, I am sure meal preparations for all of you may have gone on the back burner. I know it has for me. In fact, most days, my husband does all the cooking.
I have a really simple recipe for you this week, but before I share more about it, I do want to acknowledge one other thing going on in the world: Police brutality and Black Lives Matter. I think that it’s important to acknowledge that our country has an issue and it needs to change. Change always begins with yourself; therefore, it is essential for all of us to educate ourselves and decide on how we can best act upon these issues to support our Black communities.
What you choose to do depends on your level of comfort. You can register to vote, support Black owned businesses, donate to organizations that support Black lives, contact your local mayor and write to them about police reform, or educate yourself and others.
If you have children, you can also have them contact their local government officials, spread awareness with chalk on the sidewalk or posters, read diverse books, and hold conversations about racism.
Now onto this extremely simple recipe!
- Corn tortillas
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 onion (sliced)
- 8 oz. of mushrooms (sliced)
- 4 stalks of green onions
- Optional: Kinder’s Teriyaki Sauce
- Optional: Set your oven to 300 and put your iron skillet in there to heat it up while you cook.
- Turn on the grill and grill the bell pepper and green onions over medium heat. If you don’t have a grill, you could probably just slice them and cook them in a pan over medium heat as well.
- In a pan, add some oil and heat it up.
- Add the onions and about a half teaspoon of salt. Cook until browned.
- Remove the onions and put them in a bowl.
- Cook the mushrooms in the same pan. Add about half a teaspoon of salt and cook the mushrooms until they are browned. Don’t over cook them. Remove them from heat and put them into a bowl.
- When the bell pepper is finished, slice it and remove the seeds. You’ll know the bell pepper is finished when you poke it with a fork and your fork goes through fairly easily.
- Slice the green onions into fourths
- Increase your oven to broil and broil your skillet for about 3-5 minutes and warm your tortillas on the grill as you wait. You could also warm the tortillas on a pan.
- Carefully remove your skillet and place it on a protected surface.
- Add your cooked vegetables to the skillet.
Your vegetables will happily sizzle over the hot skillet. You can then put your tortillas on your plate, load them up with vegetables, drizzle some teriyaki sauce on them (trust me, it’s good), and enjoy! You could also add salsa, barbecue sauce, or any other sauce/seasoning you enjoy as well.
So in between a pandemic, distance learning, working from home, and making strides towards police reform and equality, I think this meal is something you could definitely quickly throw together.
Stay safe and healthy, y’all!
And remember, go make your voice heard. I encourage you to have conversations with family and friends who may disagree with you. I encourage you to share information that spreads awareness about all of the disparities that Black Americans face in our country. I encourage you educate yourself and to stand with our Black communities. Visit Black Lives Matter if you don’t know where to begin.
All lives can’t matter, not until Black lives do.