After years of dealing with well-meaning relatives and restaurants with no veggie-friendly options but salad and gigantic Portobello mushrooms, Rebecca is excited to share her hard-won recipes, nutrition tips and restaurant dining advice with both fellow herbivorous and omnivorous Central PAers alike.
Until we recently shopped at the fantastic establishment that is Trader Joe's, I had forgotten that I liked polenta. We saw it in the refrigerator case a grabbed a couple of tubes. I can attest to the fact that it's a particularly yummy and mouth-friendly meal if you're recovering from any kind of dental procedure.
After slicing, packaged polenta can be cooked in the microwave, oven, or on the stovetop. Some olive oil is required for the latter two options. I prefer the taste you get from heating the polenta up in a frying pan with a little oil and some sliced onions. Then I pour some heated tomato sauce over it and sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese before eating. The beautiful thing about polenta, though, is that you can flavor and dress it pretty much anyway you like.
While I'm looking forward to eating crunchy foods again, this temporary soft food diet really isn't so bad!