Brown rice in rice cooker (1 to 2 1/2 ratio Rice to Water) Easy - Done
1 16 oz bag of Pinto Beans, rinsed
9-10 cups water
1 onion, peeled and halved
1-2 TBLS of Sea Salt - basically salt until it's salty to your liking.
Put all ingredients BUT SALT in the crockpot. Cook on High all day. About an hour before serving add salt. Also easy - done :)
2 TBLS Vegetable Oil
1 Medium Onion, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1-2 Medium Carrots, grated
1 chili, jalepeno, minced (and seeded for a milder flavor) or 1/4 tsp cayenne
3 cups fresh or frozen corn
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1-2 tsp cilantro
Salt and Pepper to taste
Heat oil over medium heat, add onion and garlic. Cook until onion starts to soften. Stir in grated carrot and cook a few more minutes. Add chili and spices, corn and cilantro. Stir and cover. Cook a 3-4 more minutes stirring often. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
1 Large Raw Kale Leaf, pureed in processor or very finely minced
1 Handful of Raw Spinach, pureed in processor or very finely minced
4 Ripe Avocados, mashed
1-2 Jalepenos, minced (if you like spicy)
2-4 cloves garlic (to taste), minced
1-2 tsp lime juice
salt to taste
This Guacamole tastes like the regular stuff it's just suped up with tons of vitamins and minerals making it a really tasty raw condiment or snack!
Serve beans and spicy corn over brown rice and serve with guacamole! ENJOY!
*Spicy Corn Recipe is actually a recipe for Spicy Corn Quesadillas. You can try those too. Just add 1 1/2 cups Organic Jack Cheese (this is obviously not vegan) or organic cream cheese to the pan of sauteed vegetables. Stir in gently, remove from heat but return lid to pan and let sit until cheese is melted. Spoon mixture in equal amounts onto 8 tortillas, heat in skillet and serve hot with SUPED-UP Guacamole!
As a side note, I always try to serve a fruit juice or fruit as a dessert with a meal that contains beans or leafy greens. The vitamin c helps your body to absorb the nutrients (IRON) easier and more fully. So don't let your nutritious meal go to waste and have a glass of juice with dinner. I like to add fresh orange juice (fortified with calcium and Vitamin D) with a low sugar apple juice. It makes it fresh and sweet and cuts down on the sour.
*Dear Beloved Readers of The Vegetarian Tree,
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LOVE - Amy & Ronda*