Thank you so much for all of your supportive comments yesterday. I really am so excited for the next couple months.
A good chunk of my day was spent on reading blogs and working on my Healthy Living Summit speaker proposal. I just need to proof read it and send it in, wish me luck!
Lot’s of blogs have had baked beans showing up on them lately. I haven’t yet found a can of vegetarian baked beans so I decided to make my own. The funny thing is though, I don’t know what baked beans taste like. This is one of my NEW THINGS to try this summer (I know not that adventurous but it’s only the first day.)
Like any time I try a new recipe, google is my friend. I look up about 3-5 recipes, get an approximate idea about ingredients and cooking times, then do whatever I want. Here is my baked bean recipe:
- one can of navy beans (rinsed)
- one can of tomato paste
- 3/4 cup of water
- one tablespoon of agave nectar
- one tablespoon of sugar (if you have brown sugar, use that)
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons of mustard
- one teaspoon of onion powder
I simmered this on the stove for about 2 hours. Plus I roasted some parsnips, and cooked an egg sunnyside up.
Yup it’s a crazy big lunch. If by chance this is not what baked beans are supposed to taste like – I don’t even care! This was an absolutely delicious lunch. It probably tasted even better since it didn’t come with a side of homework.
I didn’t stop there at new things though. Next was KIWI. Kiwi’s not a brand new fruit to me. I’ve tried it a few times, but have never bought it to eat at home. Obviously I had to google how to eat this thing.
It was easy to break into (a prerequisite for my food). You just cut it in half and then use a spoon to get the skin off.
I put it in some cereal for a pre-workout snack. Delicious!
What was the last NEW thing you bought at the grocery store? Do you ever root though the produce section to find a new fruit or vegetable to challenge you?