Well, I didn’t hear back from my coworker regarding a black bean and rice recipe so I decided to try my hand with it anyway but it was quite disappointing. I used brown rice, black beans, pinto beans, tomatoes with green chilis, and corn. It wasn’t what I expected though I have to admit, the dogs loved it.
Right now there is nothing in the house to eat other than bread – no peanut butter though. I have a can of bean soup which is what I had for breakfast today so didn’t want it for supper. I will probably take that last can to work tomorrow. I know I need to get groceries but I really don’t want to. I’m tired of keeping food I don’t eat in the house so I’m going to stop buying a lot of crap with the thought that I might need it sometime during the month.
I think I’m going to have to start stopping at the store more to pick up stuff every couple days rather than once a month – produce doesn’t last all month. This is my 3rd day meat free – I have so much to learn. While I know it sounds impossible, but when I go to the produce section there are things there that I can’t identify and wouldn’t begin to know how to eat. Yes, that is laughable but true just the same. I also don’t know which avocados are the best – they have mexican ones, central america ones, and domestically grown ones. Do they have different tastes?
My son had to explain onions to me – how sad is that? I asked him why he usually used the white ones instead of the others. Now I use mostly the white ones too – sometimes I get a yellow one but never a purple one. Gary, my last ex, is the one who showed me how to eat avocados – I love the things now but I can’t remember what kind he bought. I know there were ones he said to stay away from but oh well – I grab a few and usually I do fine.
I love steamed broccoli – maybe I’ll have to buy one of those steamer bags of it so I can steam it in the microwave at work tomorrow. I’m trying to watch my sodium intake too. I was so very disappointed in Hardees today – they only have a small side salad rather than a salad entrée. I bought two small side salads and a lemonade, it cost me as much as a bowl of soup and coffee at Panera…plus I would have liked the soup better. LOL
I know, I know, quit complaining – I’m the one who made the decisions to give up salt, soda and meat so I have to not think about it so much. I accidentally bought the regular coffee creamer instead of the sugar free – it is good stuff but I’m lactose intolerant sometimes and the regular stuff bothers my stomach. I’ve noticed I haven’t had as many problems with milk since I switched back to skim. Arg! This trying to get healthy sure is aggravating!!!