Last night I had the choice of either watching Contagion (2011) and never sleeping again or cooking something from scratch. Luckily, I enjoy cooking and I find it helps calm me in stressful times. The problem is the output is outpacing my ability to consume it and storage space in my small refrigerator. However, here is a recipe which is a good way to use up stuff from your cupboards or fridge which might go to waste otherwise.
Spinach, onion and feta corn bread
250 gr corn flour
250 gr plain flour (you can use this instead of 500 gr corn flour if you want it lighter)
2 large onions
3 cloves of garlic
250 gr spinach or any other cooked vegetable
200 gr feta cheese (optional)
Large glass of milk (water for vegan version)
large glass of vegetable oil
1 spoonful of baking powder
1 spoonful of baking soda
1 spoonful of paprika/cayenne/salt/black pepper/lemon juice
2 - Add the spinach and cook until wilts down.
3 - Mix the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices
4 - Add the oil and mix with the dry ingredients and then add the cooked onion and spinach.
5 - Add the lemon to the milk and then add the milk to the mix until its a thick, thick batter.
6 - Cook in a pre-heated oven at 160C for about 30-40 minutes