Recipes... Not so much, but occasionally
There are TONS of great websites with GF recipes. I like to cook, but I've got a handful of my favorites that I go to again and again and they please me very much. Sometimes I go on-line to find a new recipe that fits the ingredients I have in my house, and a new favorite is born. Such was the case when my India-born boss gave me my first bag of red lentils. I found a terrific recipe for Spicy Red Lentil and Kale stew which I've modified enough that I can call it my own, so I'll share it in a future post. For now though, I'm sharing my completely made-up recipe I've cleverly named Spicy Edamame Black Bean Roasted Corn Tomato Salad because of a FaceBook conversation about ideas for cold lunches for school.
Spicy Edamame Black Bean Roasted Corn Tomato Salad
Bag of frozen shelled edamame
Can of black beans, drained and rinsed
Cup of Trader Joe's Frozen Roasted Corn (or regular frozen corn, if that's what you have around)
Can of Rotel Lime and Cilantro Diced tomatoes with juice (or a can of regular diced tomatoes, but you'll probably want to throw in a small can of green chilis too to make it more interesting and to live up to the "spicy" claim)
Tbsp of Olive Oil
Salt and pepper (I use cayenne) to taste
Boil and drain the edamame. Combine with all of the other ingredients. Eat.
It really is better with the Rotel tomatoes and the roasted corn. When I've made it with the substitutions, I keep adding more and more salt and pepper, and it never quite gets there. If you are a better cook than me, I'm sure you will have some ideas! Feel free to share in the comments. I've also thrown in other ingredients, like cauliflower and broccoli and used pinto or kidney or garbanzo beans instead of black. Its advantages are that it makes enough for multiple meals, has enough interest to be a lunch I look forward to, it's fast to make, and it's healthy.
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