Is This What They Call a Pilaf? (Aka Tuesday’s Kitchen Adventure!)

I’ve never made a pilaf before, but if I did, I think this is what it would/should look like:

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This was a spur of the moment recipe.  My nutritionist says I need more protein in my diet, especially since I’ve started weight/strength training.  Well, here you go. 🙂

I cooked some quinoa in vegetable stock and added some green beans and carrots.  But then, while cooking, I saw that I had added too much stock.  Dad had cooked and left me some rice and peas (“kidney beans”), so I just threw that in the pot in the hopes that the rice would absorb the excess stock.  Then I added some tamari sauce (San-J).   I baked Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers from Gardein to complete the meal and “up” its protein content.

Jerk Nuggets and Rice and Peas

Another lunch idea I took to work…

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I used brown rice and kidney beans and cooked them in coconut milk with herbs and spices (tumeric, garlic powder, onion, salt, a bit of sugar).  For the nuggets, I dipped the Gardein crispy tenders in Grace’s BBQ Jerk Sauce and then baked them.  Yummers!

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