Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 6 - Quinoa and Black Beans

Definitely feeling less bloated and my clothes are feeling even looser. I'm thinking I need to start working on meal ideas for when I get back from vacation next week. I need to plan for balanced meals and cheap cheap ingredients.


- Organic Cacao With Goji 100% Raw (made by Chunks of Energy and found in the bulk section of Whole Foods in Lexington)

- Split pea soup (finally, the last bowl from the huge batch three days ago!)



- Homemade guacamole
(1 mashed avocado, 2 tbsp minced red onion, 1 clove of minced garlic, juice of 1/2 lime, 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, sprinkle of coarse salt)

- Garden of Eatin' Organic Yellow Corn Chips (yes, a cheat food)


- Roasted green beans and potatoes



- Quinoa and Black Beans (based off of this recipe)

This recipe makes 4 large servings


1/2 cup dry quinoa
1 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth
pinch of salt

Bring to a boil in a medium saucepan then turn to simmer and cook for 20-30 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork and serve.

Black Beans

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1.5 cups frozen corn
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
salt & pepper to taste

Saute garlic and onion in oil for 5 minutes then add beans and corn. Heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add in cilantro, salt and pepper.

1 comment:

  1. After seeing "Forks Over Knives" and "Ingredients," Joel and I are reconsidering our food more than ever. I don't know that we'll ever be vegan or vegetarian completely, but we have decided to reduce our meat/dairy/egg intake.

    I love this new blog. It is beautiful and super helpful for coming up with recipes already!