I know I can't be the only one who walks in the door after a long day absolutely famished, just wanting something quick and easy (insert 'your-mom' joke here) for dinner. I had veggie stirfry on the schedule, but I just wasn't feeling it. Aside from that, I was craving a huge gooey pizza that I know is completely off-limits at the moment. While pouting about that, I looked in the fridge for Plan B in the form of Italian cuisine, pulled out a few things, and WAH-LAH! One Bellissima Burger! Me, pouting? Surely not!
It's yummy in my tummy and won't add jiggle to my middle!
1 portabella mushroom cap (stem & inside ridges removed)
1/2 tbsp olive oil
A few drops of low sodium soy
A few drops of worcestershire sauce (No, I cannot pronounce that.)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 roasted red pepper
1 tbsp pesto
1 Sandwich Thin bun
1 slice cheese, onion slices, slice tomato (all optional)
1: Heat skillet to medium and add olive oil. Mix the soy sauce and worcestershire together and brush onto the bella cap.
2: Add minced garlic to skillet and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add bella cap to skillet, empty side down and cook for 3 minutes, pressing down lightly with a spatula to flatten(especially if it's a smaller, but thicker mushroom).
3: Flip bella cap and add cheese until melted. During the last minute, place the roasted red pepper into the pan to heat through.
4: Remove from heat. Spread bun with pesto. Place bella cap and any garlic onto bun. Top with roasted red pepper, onion, tomatoes, and other half of bun.
5: Eat the heck out of it!!
From fridge to stove to belly took a total of approximately 20 minutes. Normally, I wash it down with an awesome red, but I made this crazy "No drinking except on weekends" plan (insane, I know). Thus, I just enjoyed regular ol' water! Quick, simple, and healthy!
For an equally quick, simple, and healthy dessert check out this fancy treat from Sweet on Veg. I tried it earlier this week and must say, I'm in love!
That's all for now! I hope everyone had a fantastic and fancy hump day! More to come soon!