In an effort to eat more whole foods, I made the YUMMIEST meal last night. I am so excited about I’m going to share it with you. If you have read my blog for long, you know this is a rarity. My recipes usually consist of oreos and cheese dip.
First we had some amazing RICE. Yeah, sounds boring. But it’s anything but. It’s a brown-wild-rice-type mix from Lundberg. I just picked it up at Publix one day. It does take 50 minutes to cook but it was hearty, folks!
I also bought a sweet potato and a PURPLE sweet potato at Harry’s (ie Whole Foods) the other day. So, I quartered them (kinda, those things are hard!), poured a little olive oil* over the top, sprinkled with kosher salt and baked for 20 minutes on 450. SO AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS.
Now. For the creme de la creme. My dad made this for me once and I thought it would be a good addition to the rice & sweet potato combo above. Here you go:
1 can of chick peas/garbanzo beans, drained
2-5 large carrots
a handful of pine nuts
small onion, diced
1. Pour a decent amount of oil in the pan. Maybe 2-4 tablespoons.
2. Saute onions for a minute or two.
3. Add chick peas and pine nuts.
4. Throw in a few more pine nuts because they are SO delicious.
5. Use vegetable peeler to peel/cut carrots in long ribbons. Add to pan.
6. Cook until all is desired level of done-ness.
This may sound like the weirdest dish ever but I’m telling you it is…wait for it…DELICIOUS. (that’s the 14th time I’ve used that word in this post. Maybe I should check out the thesaurus?) All four of us loved it and there is not one piece left!
OK. That’s all I got. I don’t really know how to end a recipe post. Uhm…let me know if you try it? Do you have a vegetarian meal to share?
*just remembered when I took this picture that I got this olive oil as from a PR company. just thought you should know. they have no idea I’m blogging this.
ps–this picture also just reminded me that I have to go into the basement to find out what color the paint is so I can report back to you!
and one more postscript: I’m linking this up with Amy’s Finer Things Friday!