A little late to be jumping on the healthy New Year's Resolution train, and a little early to be giving up chocolate (again) for lent, I'm chalking my new found healthy attitude up to a few wacky cravings.
This Sunday I had the day to myself--for the first time in a while. At first I paniced. How am I going to fill the hours? Then, before I knew it, I realized I was on one of the best dates I've had in a very long time--with myself!
Me and myself took a chilly walk to knock off a few errands and ended up coming home with (of all things) a box of quinoa.
I am by no means a vegetarian. Meat still holds a special place in my heart, and stomach. But, lately due to budgetary restrictions, some encouragement from a few fellow bloggesses, and a few strange cravings, I have started to incorporate more and more veg-only meals into my diet.
Yesterday's lunch consisted of roasted curry butternut squash and smoky paprika cauliflower served over quinoa (a protein-heavy grain). I topped the dish with some chopped almonds for crunch. It was one of the best things I've tasted in a very long time. I'm trying out the whole food photography thing, so please excuse the close up.
I am not here to tell you that vegetarianism is cool or hip or healthy or environmentally correct. But I do believe it is the easiest way to save a buck, a few calories, and some cholesterol points.
Now, anyone out there have another idea of what to do with the rest of my quinoa?