One of the best things about being a newlywed is figuring out what I'm going to feed myself and my husband every night for dinner.Alas, I feel like married life has forced me to grow up a (little) more, so gone are the college days filled with Easy Mac, Ramen Noodles and Pizza. Plainly put, after I've had a long day in the office, an unhealthy carb-fest is not always the most appetizing. (Although sometimes it still is, don't get me wrong!)...more
Let's finish up our celebration of whole grains month with some new thoughts and recipes for brown rice. You may not realize it, but brown rice now appears on the FDA list of whole grains, after being added last year. Sometimes brown rice can get a bit of a bum rap, and there's no denying it's a little trickier to cook than white rice. No worries though because food bloggers have some great ideas for turning brown rice into a menu item that will make you pay attention!
My first attempt to make a veggie burger turned into mush.
But it did taste good. So try to get past what it looks like and focus on the ingredients.
In the processor went: 1/2 can black beans, onion, carrots, salt, pepper, garlic salt and breadcrumbs.
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is one of the big nutritional superstars that's become popular the last few years. Although it's considered a grain, the edible seeds are the most eaten part of the plant, and because it's high in complete protein, quinoa is more nutritious than rice and wheat, making it a popular choice for vegetarians. And just when you think it couldn't get any better, quinoa is easy to cook and adaptable to many uses.
Though we never met, I want you to know how much I appreciate you giving up your heart valve so my mom could live longer and breathe easier. Mama Iva's aorta was busted but thanks to you, it's working fine now. I meant what I said the night before in my dead-of-night conversation with God, that I would give up meat (especially pork) if your valve could pull her through. I'm keeping the fish though.
This is my grandma's recipe for Sweet Yellow Peppers - They turn out perfectly, and my husband could eat an entire jar. In fact, when we did our first batch last week, we opened a jar at 10pm and ended up finishing it.
You can also make these Man Pleasin' Appetizers with them.
Freshly Picked Organic Tomatoes
Some of the best things about summer are stone fruits, melons, and
freshly picked tomatoes. I won’t even eat tomatoes in the winter,
because they taste like cotton. And that’s if you’re lucky.