Have you forgotten about me? I hope not. I haven’t forgotten about you!
I do apologize for my absence; there’s a big, exciting venture that’s been consuming much of my spare time lately. That’s all I’ll tell you for now, but more details to come! 😀
Now, onto the food!
I’ve done it. I think I’ve finally perfected my black bean burgers, and it’s about time!
They’ve always had good flavor, but I couldn’t get the texture quite right.
Turns out, I was probably just being impatient before because cooking them longer seemed to be one of the main reasons they weren’t mushy this time.
Did you know that February is National Chocolate Lovers Month? Yeah. I’m just finding this out today, and I’m usually disappointed when I find out about food holidays towards the end of the celebration period. However, I’m pretty much always “celebrating” chocolate, so I’m not too disgruntled about the 24 days of National Chocolate Lovers Month that have already passed.
Now, you may be wondering why I’m going on about chocolate when today’s post clearly does not contain a chocolate recipe. Well, I’m quite certain that there’s no shortage of chocolate recipes out there, and I thought a healthy recipe would be a nice way to offset all that Valentine’s chocolate and other celebratory chocolate treats.
So put aside the chocolate for a while, and feast your eyes on this Copycat Qdoba Burrito Bowl.
Well hello there! Have you met my friend? This is quinoa.
No doubt you have, indeed, met quinoa before. But how much do you know about it? Chances are you know that it’s a gluten free grain and that it’s packed full of protein and fiber.
That’s almost all true, but here are a few things you may not know about quinoa. It’s a seed, not a grain. That was new information to me! I did a little research and also found out that it’s a complete protein (meaning it provides all nine essential amino acids that humans need). We all know that beans are loaded with protein, but those are incomplete proteins. Who knew? Go quinoa! It’s a great source of iron, too, which is awesome for vegetarians. It’s good for your heart and can help improve cholesterol levels (just like Cheerios!).
So there you go. Are you sold on these stuffed peppers yet?