18 Sep :: Warm Quinoa Bean Bowl
I happen to be in a category where I love B E A N S.
What about YOU?
The fear of flatulence may be over the top for some people. It takes awhile to get used to it and then it’ll go away after 2-3 weeks of consumption.
Trust me, it won’t kill you. You just become a silent farter. Ha!
But you know the best part?
Beans are economical and very health promoting with excellent plant protein, fibre, phytonutrients and antioxidants.
I think it’s a good bargain. Considering in exchange it is associated with reducing risk of blood pressure, depression, cholesterol, high blood sugar levels and many more.
Did you know – legumes are a common ground for longevity in the Japanese (soybean), Mediterranean (lentils, chickpeas) diet apart from having their diet core of fruits and vegetables with meat on special occasions?
So if you want to be more frugal in spending this week, think of beans as a substitute for protein.
As I don’t have access to the kitchen, I reach out for the canned ones for convenience and rinse the beans few times to wash the salt away.
Haven’t cook quinoa before? Check out this post on HOW TO COOK QUINOA. It took me a while to nail it because it was either too much water (which became porridge) or cooked too fast that it burnt at the bottom.
If you’re bored with rice, quinoa is another great substitute, packed with protein and fibre.
I usually make a big batch at my hometown and bring it over here and de-freeze if I need to eat.
Saving some $$ for holiday trips and that’s a HUGE motivation for me =)
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
- ½ cup of cooked quinoa
- Mixed beans, canned
- Broccoli, blanched
- Peas and corns, de-frost
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Pepper and salt, to taste
- Place quinoa, beans, broccoli, peas and corn in a big bowl and toss.
- Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.
- Add pepper and salt to taste. Enjoy!