So here I was thinking I’d be posting regularly again. Oops – I’m already behind! I actually didn’t feel well at all last night. I finally fell asleep around 11:00 only to wake up again at 3:00 with a tummy ache. I’ll spare y’all the details, but last night was rough…to say the least. The good news is that I was completely back to normal in the morning and am still going strong! That counts for something, right!?
Anywho, on to today’s topic – simple meals. I am the queen of “throwing things together.” For me, this means a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I think living solo has really enabled me to master this skill. I really do love being able to come home from work, walk into the kitchen, pick a few staples, cook them up, throw in a few spices, and eat. Easy peasy! And now that I have my very own blog, I love that I can share these super simple meals with others so that they too can live the good life!
Take tonight’s dinner as an example…
Quinoa, Zucchini, Bean Bowl
1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 small green zucchini chopped
1/4 small yellow squash chopped
1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
Annie’s Goddess Dressing
Goat cheese crumbles
Combine water and quinoa in a small sauce pan and set over medium heat. Allow to boil and then allow to simmer on low for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a small pan. Add veggies and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add black beans and allow to cook for another couple of minutes. Then add spices to taste (which means a dash of this and a dash of that for me). Stir until combined. Serve with a tablespoon of dressing and goat cheese crumbles on top. Enjoy!
See what I mean!? Easy, healthy, and delish! And the dish is incredibly versatile. You can substitute or add any veggies, beans, or spices you want. I love dishes like this because they allow me to be creative in the shortest amount of time possible. Perfect for the work week. I think I may try this with some baked tofu next time…just for kicks!
Have a great night!
What are some of your favorite easy peasy recipes!? Feel free to share links in the comments section. I’m always looking for simple meal ideas!