Wednesday, October 23, 2013

back to black (beans)

Well, I'm officially bike-broke. I bought a beautiful, fantastic, sexy strong creature of a lefty full-suspension mountain bike. That, along with my car payments, means that I can't go to the good grocery store and eat whatever I want whenever I want anymore. Sob.

So I'd better damn get into eating cheap, but eating well. I don't have the ability to just go to the store and buy cheap packaged meals. I'm fighting a constant battle with migraines, fatigue and interstitial cystitis, and anything besides whole foods will destroy me.
So! I gotta teach myself to cook cheap and be creative, make the most of what I got in the house.

Today I made a meal based on FREE brown rice and black beans from Earthfare, the store that randomly gives away food. I cooked the rice in chicken broth, which in my opinion makes it tasty enough to eat alone.

I had leftover truffle oil and half an onion, a whole lot of garlic, frozen corn, and the drained/rinsed black beans. A tiny bit of leftover cheddar and the last of an avocado, a handful of crushed blue corn chips, and that's it. 

To drink, I'm sticking with juicing carrots which are cheap, cheaper than the kale and beats I like to juice, and I added an apple and half a lime. I'm not supposed to have lime with IC, but we'll see if I can get away with this. 

I know this is as simple as it gets, but it's a big deal for me that I didn't run out and buy kale, cilantro, avocado and pico de gailo, which is what I'd normally do for a meal like this, all in the name of health. But you can't spend what you don't have, no matter how noble the purposes. 

If I keep the house stocked with beans, brown rice, onions, olive oil, frozen corn, carrots and apples, hopefully I'll at least never go hungry....

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