Okay, I haven't had dinner yet so now I'm starving! For lunch today I had a bunch of leftovers from the fridge. Brown rice, black beans, chopped up tomatoes, spinach and mixed it with some salsa. May sound weird, but was really good! My taste buds have definitely changed. Sometimes I even eat salad for breakfast, which a few weeks ago I would have thought was strange.
My latest favorite quick meal is spinach & black bean whole wheat burrito's...
cook up white onion & garlic in the frying pan, (about 1 cup onion, and 5 or so cloves garlic) add spinach, (as much as you want) I usually add at least 4 cups, then add 1 can of black beans (after being rinsed) then cilantro and salsa (as needed)... so delicious and quick. The mix will stay fresh in the fridge for a couple of days.
Roll up some of the spinach mix in a whole wheat tortilla and you have a delicious lunch.
Just tuned in guys and may I say, all of your ideas sound yummy!! I do have a few questions and forgive my ignorance, but can someone tell me what the following things are? luca, maca, mochi, seitan, shoyu and gomaisho? I have not yet got my hands on the Kind Diet book, but hope to later this week. Thanks for your help guys and keep the meal ideas coming!
I always cook several portions of beans in the crock-pot overnight. Then after they've cooled I freeze them in 2 cup portions (same as a can). I usually get about 4 or 5 portions at a time. So simple and saves lots of money compared with buying canned. I also do this with rice (triple the recipe). Oh, and my other favorite crock-pot to freezer (and major money saver) trick is this vegi broth recipe on recipezaar.com...
my most recent fave: brown rice + chick peas + drizzle of sesame oil + nutritional yeast + soy sauce + chopped cilantro. i make the chick peas in a crock pot and the rice in a rice cooker and have it on hand for whenever. yum!
@Helen: I went to 2 stores with no luck in finding nutritional yeast; is it necessary? And could only find Spectrum brand Expeller Pressed Sesame Oil... is this acceptable? I am not going back out to shop again for a few days; I am out of work because of my back and can't keep traveling to find items.
I am practically brand new at buying all this stuff and eating this way.
Thank you, and anyone else who might answer/add to it.