Monday, June 18, 2012

Meatless Monday

 In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and also give our digestion a break we have incorporated Meatless Monday into our weekly routine. It's pretty much exactly as it night a week where we eat a completely vegetarian meal. Chris was lukewarm about the idea to start with but has really gotten on board as I have worked hard to come up with interesting and tasty alternatives to our regular protein sources.
 Tonight's meal was Arroz Congri which was very easy and very very good. It is a rice and black bean dish with peppers, onion, garlic and spices....very filling and satisfying. Of course, I often joke that as long as you put cumin(love it!) on something than I'll eat it and this meal fit that bill. :P
 Our salad along with this vegetarian main course was spring mix greens with beets, goat cheese and a homemade vinaigrette made from olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey. This was so tasty! I love beets even though they are time consuming and messy to prepare, and the soft creamy goat cheese and sweet vinaigrette took it to the next level.
 This was our third Meatless Monday week in a row and I can't imagine any reason why we would stop. I hope you'll be inspired to try it too. :)


  1. I LOVE beets! But yes! What a pain hey?! Labour of love ;)

    I try for meatless meals and always face grief because of it, why are men like that I wonder?

    1. I don't know, but most of them are resistant for sure. :S