Monday, May 6, 2013

More wedding pics from New Jersey

I have more food posts coming up but first I wanted to share a few more really good pictures from Steve and Julia's wedding.  They are scans, not the clearest but still awesome!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rip's black bean bowl

With a couple of modifications.  Then again, each time it's different.  Simply because the fresh toppings always change and I change up between brown rice and quinoa.  Sometimes even top the beans over wilted greens or sweet potatoes.  It's beautiful because the possibilities are infinite.
 Organic hydroponic clover sprouts
 Chopped toppers for the black beans.  Onions, orange bell peppers, cucumbers, organic tomatoes and of course avocado.
 The main attraction!  I think I have it almost down.  I drain three cans of black beans then cook them in a pot of veg broth, smoked paprika, cumin, coriander, Tandoori, chili powder, black pepper, salt, cayenne and garlic powder.  Rockin!
Topped some red quinoa with the black bean magic.
Completed and topped with the chopped veg.  Perfect fuel for the body right here!  Thanks Rip!
That's why I always chuckle when people ask me if I get tired of eating the same thing or ask what I eat.  I want to say....

Eat the same thing of what?  What do I eat?  Well, I eat tons of things. 

Funny to me because my diet seems a thousand times more forgiving and varied than that of those that eat the standard American diet of chicken, beef, pork, dairy and eggs.

Don't people get tired of burgers, hot dogs, meatloaf and fried chicken?  With all of those same side dishes they have eaten a hundred times before?  Who is really eating the more restricted diet here?  Not me!
I eat something different every single day and I am learning as I go.  Sure I learn that some things don't work; but on the converse, I am learning some cool new things I love even more.  Especially those items that will aid in a healthier life. 
The more reading and research I find, the more I realize I am doing the right thing.
Thanks again Rip Esselstyn and the Engine 2 team!  Thank you Whole Foods and those I have met there, my close friends, my family and Brendan Brazier.