Rice and Beans ala Jack

26 08 2008

Having planned poorly (more like not planned) for the NEFFA dance festival this year, I was kicking myself at the lack of gluten-free, soy-free, vegan food available. Luckily, Jack Kling was able to throw this meal together with ingredients he found. I couldn’t believe how amazing it was and continue to make it. I know, it’s just rice and beans, but the flavor/texture here is great.

your favorite cooked rice
1 can black beans
4 or 5 small sliced tomatoes
sliced sweet onion
1 T olive oil
juice of 1/2 a lime

Roast corn with cayenne and cilantro.

Drain black beans. Heat in pot with a dash of oregano and two dashes of cinnamon. In a separate bowl combine tomatoes, onion, olive oil, and lime juice (you can substitute this for apple cider vinegar). chop cilantro for topping. Layer rice, black beens, onions, corn, and top with cilantro. enjoy.


Brown Rice and Hempseed Salad

11 06 2008

This recipe comes from Delicious Living March 2008, and is supposed to be posted online here. It seems to be missing a few things, so I will repost it.

Serves 2. Hempseed delivers good fats, which reduce inflammation and fuel the brain. Raw parsley, carrots, onions, and lime juice add fiber and vitamins with live enzymes – plus a zingy taste. You’ll feel very clean after you’ve eaten this. follow with a hot cup of detox tea if you like.

time = 27 minutes


1cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup shelled hempseed
1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 cup grated carrots
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 bunch chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed between your fingers
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or dried Aleppo pepper
2/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ssea salt, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients; toss and serve.

Per Serving: 467 cal, 40% fat cal, 22g fat, 2gsat fat, 0mg chol, 15g protein, 57g carb, 6g fiber, 357mg sodium.

Roasted Asparagus with Lentils

2 05 2008

This is a simple but delicious recipe to celebrate spring time and the abundance of asparagus. It is also quick to make and is high in protein; i love lentils, don’t you?

Sort of Samosas

2 05 2008

So these aren’t really samosas, but they taste a lot like them, and are very easy to make! I use brown rice tortillas available at many health food stores. These are sweeter and even tastier (in my opinion) than flour tortillas. Check out the recipe here. Instead of butter, try out some Soy-Free Earth Balance. Even if you aren’t vegan, this butter tastes really good and is healthier for you than traditional butter.

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