Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? But it’s just as easy as making a stir fry, and feels much more like a proper dinner. Plus did you know a standard serving of polenta has slightly more protein than a large egg? Kids love this meal because polenta is always delicious and we call the thin colorful veggies “rainbow bright strips”… and I say “You have to eat them to get all your rainbow power!” This also works for super gay friends. This meal is excellent for vegans, gluten-free folk, and hearty enough that carnivores won’t grumble after you serve it to them.
Here’s how to:
Grab your cuisinart (or a good knife and chopping board) and julienne (cut into thin strips)
Saute with olive oil and a cup of white wine. Don’t worry, your 3 year old won’t get wasted – the wine cooks out.
Grill (on a grill pan to get the pretty grill lines)
One container of polenta, cut in 1/2 inch pieces.
Put a spoonful of veggie mixture under a nicely grilled piece of polenta. Top with a sprig of whatever herb you have in the house. In a pinch, you can make it pretty by ripping teensy pieces of any green (kale, swiss chard, et all)