I have a dream.
My dream is a humble one with much less lofty goals that Mr. Martin Luther King, Jr. My dream is to have energy once again. To de-stress. To not fall asleep on the couch every night. To stick to my workout plan. To get the house clean! To eat healthy. To relegate work to 8 hrs of my day because 1/3 of my life spent at work is more than enough! This is my dream.
Sometimes I do much better than others. I found a new love this past Vegan Thursday. Healthy, full of protein and nutrients, zingy tastes to entertain my buds, and vegan!
Black Bean and Rice Burrito with Mole Sauce
To make them, you take:
- Spinach tortillas
- Brown rice
(The simplest one is minute rice. It's fast and has negligible sodium.)
- Black beans
Yes, these have salt in them, more than I would like. But sometimes ease of prep time trumps 1hr in the kitchen waiting on a single ingredient to be ready. I would have eaten my own hand by then.
And the crowning jewel...
- Cocoa chile mole sauce (or another mole sauce of your choosing)
I know it's not the best pic of the ingredients label, but there was nothing animal-ish about it. This was the instigator to the entire meal. I couldn't wait to try the sauce and needed a meal for the job.
This was a fabulous party in my mouth! If I hadn't downed the entire bowl of guac the other night, it would have been a nice addition, but this was so good I didn't even miss it.
I also love that you can fully customize the meal amount. Irish wasn't home Thursday night, so this was a meal for one. I cooked up 1/2 cup rice, the full can of beans (washed and drained to reduce sodium), a little bit of mole sauce (probably a couple Tbsp worth) and heated up 2 tortillas. Plenty to eat for me, and with leftover beans in the fridge to recreate this meal again when Irish can try it. Plus it's a puny little 4 ingredients!
So easy and delicious!