Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Quotes du jour/Michael Pollan; Black Eyed Peas and Rice
Tom heard Michael Pollan on NPR this morning, and these are some words he jotted down.
Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize.
Eat until you are 80% full.
Eat more plants.
Move food closer to the center of our lives.
This is from In Defense of Food, which I've just ordered from Amazon.
Our supper on this first day of the new year fits the bill just perfectly.
Black Eyed Peas and Rice
This can also be made with black beans. I got the recipe from a vegetarian site online, 12 years ago.
2 cups cooked black beans or black eyed peas
2 cups cooked brown rice
10 oz. package of frozen corn
1 jar of salsa (16 oz.)
1 1/2 cups of V8 juice, or the health food store alternative, which I use, called Very Veggie
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Mix together and bake in a greased casserole dish for 1 1/4 hours at 350º. I stir it a couple times while it is baking. You may serve it in tacos, with cheese, sour cream, or eat just as is. This is truly delicious, and so good for us!