Thursday, February 3, 2011

sorry for the lack of visual aid....

it's been a distracting past few days!
that hasn't stopped me from eating, just from taking pictures.
here are some of the things i've made this week.

spanish cauliflower with black beans and kale 
this is a healthier alternative to traditional spanish rice, and tastes just as delicious!

      spanish cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 orange or red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 a head of cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
heat oil in medium skillet
add onion and garlic, cook until onion is tender
add pepper and cauliflower, attempting to slightly brown cauliflower
stir in water and tomatoes
season with spices and parsley
cover and cook about 20 minutes (till liquid is absorbed)

         black beans with kale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4-5 mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 a bundle of kale
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 a lemon 
in medium pan, heat oil 
add mushroom, cumin, and chipotle powder
after stirring a few minutes, add beans
after another few minutes add nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.

in separate pan, heat oil and garlic
once garlic is almost browned, add kale
squirt lemon over kale and cover for 5 minutes
cook kale to desired consistency (i like mine pretty chewy)
salt and pepper to taste

plate all items together, and enjoy!

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