Saturday, August 10, 2013

Anasazi Beans & Brown Jasmine Rice; Oatmeal Balls

The top picture is dinner tonight:  beans and rice.

2 cups Anasazi Beans
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 heaping Tablespoon chopped garlic
5 cups water
4 vegetable bouillon cubes
2 bay leaves
2 Tablespoons Hungarian paprika
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

Put it all into a pressure cooker and cook for about 45 minutes.  Serve over brown jasmine rice.

The second picture is Oatmeal Balls that I made for my teenagers to eat with their friends tomorrow.

1.5 cups quick oats
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 teaspoons vanilla
scant 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter, after pouring off the oil
3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips, finely chopped walnuts, and raw sunflower seeds

Mix all together in a bowl, then take a small handful, squeeze into a ball, and put on a plate.

This made 12.

As you can see from the two recipes above, it does not take a lot of money to eat a healthy, vegan, plant-based diet.  The dark cocoa powder could be any cocoa powder, agave nectar could be replaced with maple syrup or honey, Anasazi beans could be any of your favorite dry beans, Himalayan pink salt can be table salt.  It does not have to cost a lot of money or involve hard-to-get ingredients.

Try it!

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