The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
I am one of those people that loves to be surrounded by people at all times, while my husband loves to have his own space and quiet time. Quiet time makes me nervous. If I am home alone, I will have the TV on just for some background noise. Thankfully, once we adopted Doug the pug, I never had to worry about being alone. That dog is a stage four clinger. He would shower with me if I let him. Creepy!
My dogs’ personality kind of mirrors Chris and mine. Nellie is a social butterfly, and has some junk in the trunk, or middle depending how one would look at it, just like me. Doug keeps to himself and is freakishly athletic for a pug. Seriously people at the dog park cannot get over the pug that leaps through the air to catch a Frisbee.
With Chris utilizing the last weekend of duck season and Mel moving in to her new place, things were pretty quite here today. Some of us took it harder than others.
I can’t complain though because having such a wonderful friend a few miles away is still pretty unbelievable for me, this comes from a Kansas girl who knew no one moving to Oklahoma. To cheer me up today I cooked up some…
Black Bean Quinoa
1 cup dry quinoa
1 cup black beans
1/2 cup red peppers, chopped
1/2 cup green peppers, chopped
½ cup red onions, chopped
½ cup cilantro, chopped
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
½ lime, juiced
1. Finely chop peppers and onions. Bring two cups of water to a boil. Add in bulgur, cover, and remove from heat. Let it sit for 15 minutes to cook.
2. Combine bulgur, peppers, and onion.
3. Stir in black beans, oil, and vinegar.
4. Add cilantro and squeeze ½ a lime over mixture.
There is a version of this side dish at Target, and I just can’t get enough. I skipped the corn on my spin, but it was still incredible.
Quinoa is loaded with protein and a healthier substitute to the traditional pasta salad, and it mixes so nicely with the vegetables for an even ratio of carb to vegetable each bite.
I like foods that have a crazy mix of color, and Black Bean Quinoa is just that. With such variety, I know I am getting an ample amount of good nutrients.
What is the most colorful food you have eaten lately?