Yesterday, though, I nommed black bean salad.
See, the oatmeal (pleh, I know) from the day before was, well, a big bowl of carbs with nice simple sugar carbs mixed in. Great if you're a suicidal diabetic, not so much if you're someone who likes the idea of nice, steady blood sugar. The pizza wasn't much different- white flour, sweet veggies, only a little cheese and oil for a slight protein and fat boost.
So by the time I was ready to eat yesterday morning, I was *really* ready to eat.
Lucky for me I had a couple cups of black beans still ready in the fridge. I think I made this once before. Th only rule is that it has to contain black beans. Yesterday my black bean salad/ salsa had:
- black beans
- diced onion
- 2 tiny cloves diced garlic
- 1/4 tomato, diced
- splash vinegar
- splash oil
All mixed up and nommed on leftover chips.
I could seriously live off this stuff. If you make it like I did yesterday, it's even pretty affordable- maybe 20 cents for the beans, 20 to 40 cents for the chips, 10 for the onion, 15 or 20 for the tomato. salt, oil, vinegar are maybe 5 cents together. With chips it's probably *not* in a $1 a day budget, but it's close.
Also, I'm pretty sure those cost guesstimates would make about twice what I did. For another dollar you could add an avocado and make it *really* yummy.
Then, in the late evening (after baking my squash so I can use it later) I mixed up a nice big batch of twisty roll things and some red sauce.
I am really loving having a bottle of wine to flavor stuff with. I used up the last of the Italian seasoning on the twists, and would have only had onion and salt to flavor the sauce, when I realised that i could fry the onion bits really quickly, simmer them in wine, and mix *that* into the sauce while the rolls finished baking. It was totally perfect. Even tasted good.
Hmm, I think i need to cook some more black beans. Wonder if they'd make eatable gnocchi...?