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Monday, July 20, 2009

Quick Meals with Leftovers

Music: Madeleine Peyroux, Dreamland

My meals today included lots of little leftovers combined to make something quick and delicious. This is warmed pita bread, spread with the last of a white bean hummus (that Jim had made for his camping trip to Blue Lake last week), roasted beets, lettuce, and raw onions with a side of Coconut Lime Basmati Rice from Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan. Too easy!
1 C dry brown basmati rice
1 13 oz can light coconut milk
1/2 C water
2 tbsp fresh lime juice (usually the juice of one lime)
1/4 tsp sea salt

In a medium saucepan, combine rice, coconut milk, water, lime juice, & sea salt. Bring to a boil on high heat, stir, then reduce to simmer, cover & let cook 35-40 minutes until liquid is absorbed & rice is done.

This rice is great tossed in salads later when you have leftovers. The combination of coconut & lime is delicious and different.

For lunch I had a hummus sandwich on toasted French Peasant bread, with roasted beets, parsley, lettuce, & onions with a pickle on the side. I also ate half of a scone with my coffee for dessert.
Tomorrow I plan to make something with the zucchini that's starting to come fast in the garden and I also have some beautiful purple potatoes I got from the Farmers' Market. Stay tuned for more good vegan food!

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