The other day, my crystal was reflecting a very large rainbow on my kitchen table, so I snapped this pic.. I love cherry tomatoes and find myself photographing them. In New England, we wait a long time for the delicious spring/summer produce that a lot of the country has access to, so something as simple as a delicious cherry tomato can make my day!
Less than a 100 calorie snack! The serving size for this snack is two roll ups and comes in at 95 calories, 1 gram fat 16 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber and 5 grams protein. It is ridiculously simple, just 2 T fat free refried black beans (I used homemade) topped with cherry tomatoes and your favorite salsa. I used my habanero sauce. Roll up and enjoy! Next time, I would probably add 1/8 of an avocado to this snack for an extra 35 calories.
I think I would enjoy them even more with my rawco filling for a completely raw 100 calorie snack. The benefit of collard leaves is that you can make them ahead of time and they won't get soggy, so your snack will still be delicious hours later!
I am in love with collards still. I like to quick steam them and keep them whole for a variety of uses; wraps, stir fries or whatever. I even like them on sandwiches when they're lighting blanched. To do this, I just put several T of water in the bottom of a 12 inch skillet and place the whole leaves on top, turned once after 3 minutes cooked for 2 mins more. I'm sure you'll be seeing the fruits of this labor in the next post.
I made this fabulous tomato/quinoa soup very loosely based on the VCON Tomato/White Bean/Rice soup. I used soybeans and an eggplant and quinoa. For spices, I used dried marjoram, bay leaf, crushed red pepper and fresh rosemary, thyme and basil. I didn't roast the garlic, rather I very slowly brought it up to temperature in 1 T olive oil and water.
I have a bunch of recipes brewing in my head, so as soon as the leftovers are gone, I'll be cooking some more. Cooking for 1 (mostly) means tons of leftovers!