Shelter in Place – Day 4 – Too Much Fried Food and an Extremely Healthy Dinner

So last night we had onion fritters and white bean and ham soup. When I made the soup, I didn’t realize I already had some beans in the fridge. So I made more. Then I had these other ones that needed to be eaten. Plus I had this pan of oil that I’d just used for the fritters so …Since we’re holed up here and the gym is closed, what better time to eat a ton of fried food?!?! I found a recipe online and sort of followed it, but not really (as usual).

2 cups cooked white beans

Soak beans in buttermilk.

Dredge in mixture of:

1/3 c rice flour

1/3 c semolina

1 c AP flour


1T garlic powder

Fry in 1/2? of oil (I used grapeseed) until brown and crispy.

Remove beans and drain them on a paper towel or a cooling rack over a cookie sheet.

Sprinkle with salt and grate lemon zest on top.

Eat too many and feel like you’re going to explode then decide to make a dinner that is over the top healthy to make up for it.

I’m making the shopping I did the other day last as long as possible, so we’ll eat meatless meals every third night or so. I poked around the interwebs and found a dish I read the title of and did my own thing.

Quinoa and Rice with Kale and Egg

Make some rice. I use white rice because brown rice is gross.

Cook some quinoa following package instructions. I used chicken stock instead of water so this didn’t end up being completely vegetarian.


1 shallot, sliced

1/2? ginger, minced

1 bunch kale, chopped

Saute together.

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add however may eggs you need (right out of the fridge), boil for 7 minutes. Immediately plunge into ice water. Peel carefully and you have the perfect runny-yolked egg for this or ideally ramen.

Mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and canola oil. I wish I could tell you amounts but I can’t. Sorry! :)

To plate…or bowl that is:

Equal parts rice and quinoa

Sauteed kale

sliced radish

some kimchi

some avocado

the perfect runny egg

I really liked it and it would make an excellent breakfast too. The family did too although hubby said it was good but *too* healthy. And I had to make 2 more eggs for my 15 year old. Bottomless pit that he is.

Now we can eat more fried and sugary things. YAY!!!