Happy Monday folks!!! Hope your week has started off on the right foot. Only 4 days till the weekend. Can’t wait.
Today marked day 2 of Lynn's yoga challenge. I broke out one of the other three Yoga for the Rest of Us DVD’s and did 45 mins of it. I really did feel good afterwards. The tension that I was holding in my neck and shoulders relaxed and my headache disappeared. There may just be something to this Yoga stuff.
I was late getting home and had no idea what I was going to make for supper. So I stood staring blankly into the fridge and freezer to no avail. then I remembered I bought Eat Drink and be Vegan a couple of weeks ago and have tried a couple of the dessert recipes which were very tasty so I thought I would try a main dish. My version wasn’t technically vegan though.
BROWN RICE ‘N’ BEANS JUMBLE-AYA
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups onion, diced
1 cup each celery and peppers, diced
3 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp dried thyme, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp paprika
3/4 – 1 tsp sea salt
2 – 3 pinches cayenne pepper, black pepper to taste
1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes ( I used 1 14 oz can)
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup vegetable stock ( I used chicken stock)
1 cup long or short grain brown rice
2 bay leaves
1 14 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Top with green onions and fresh parsley (optional)
In a large pot combine olive oil, onions, celery, peppers, garlic, thyme, oregano, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Cover and cook for 5 - 7 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients, cover and simmer 40-45 mins or until rice is cooked. Add more liquid if after that time your rice isn’t done. Mine wasn’t so I added maybe 1/2 - 3/4 cup more broth and simmered some more. Once all the liquid is gone turn off heat and let sit for 5 mins.
I topped mine with some grated light old cheddar and since the boy was eating this I cooked up some boneless skinless chicken breasts to go with his.
The battery in my cameral died as I was taking my pics so this is all there is to show.
It was a tasty dish. One that I would compare to a chili. Hubby liked it too. As always that’s a bonus.
Well time for bed. I’m planning on taking my first hot yoga class tomorrow. Hopefully I wont chicken out and hopefully it won’t be full that I can’t get in.
Have you ever tried hot yoga? What are your thoughts on it, love it or hate it?