May 13, 2014

Brown Rice

brown rice cooking instuctions

Brown rice is the unrefined version of white rice.  It still holds all of the nutrition removed in the processing of white rice.  The rice bran is a great source of fiber, protein, selenium and manganese.  Whole grains in general are packed with nutrients and fiber, which aid in healthy digestion and weight management.  Brown rice is also a terrific substitute for people who are sensitive to grains which contain gluten. Brown rice is another staple that we almost always have in the refrigerator.  If I make enough on Monday to last the entire week, it makes meal planning throughout the week much more simple.  I usually double or triple this recipe for the entire week. Brown Rice Ingredients: 2 cup brown rice 3 1/2…

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May 12, 2014

Beans, Beans…

black beans recipie

Beans are definitely a staple in our house.  They are a wonderful way to add plant-based protein to your diet, as well as iron, B vitamins and fiber.  Beans are a great addition to meals, especially when you are trying to limit your consumption of animal protein.  I usually double this recipe and fix a big pot of beans on Monday, and we pull them out during the week and add them to all types of different dishes. For some reason, a lot of people are intimidated by the thought of cooking there own beans.  The assumption is that the soaking and cooking of beans is a really complex process.  Actually, they are super simple, it just takes a little time and patience. Stove-Top Beans (Makes about…

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