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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Beans & Rice Even Meat-Eaters will Love!

E2 Beans & Rice
Woo hoo! We're on Week 3 of the E2 Diet, which means we're elimina-
ting oil from our food mix. This was the part I was dreading - I couldn't imagine how I'd make anything without oil. But yesterday's first effort was a bona fide winner -  E2 Black Beans and Brown Rice.  

I know it sounds dull, but using vegetable broth and Bragg's Amino Acids for both the beans and the rice gave them a rich, nutty flavor. I defrosted some frozen corn, cut up some green pepper, green onion, cilantro and tomato and set them out like a taco bar so we could add ingredients to our liking. Then I made my own recipe - Easy Fresh Homemade Salsa to top it off. 

It was love at first bite! Both Mark and I were surprised at how fresh and satisfying this dish was. It struck a perfect balance - rich, hearty rice and beans complementing light, fresh veggies. I never expected such a humble dish to be so tasty! 

Maybe the best part was that this dish didn't require much work at all. Making the rice and beans was just a matter of checking them on the stove every once in a while. The most labor-intensive part was chopping up the veggies, which took all of 15 minutes, if that.

Two forks up for this recipe - it's a delicious way to go meat- and oil-free! This one's going into our regular repertoire right away! 


  1. It looks too pretty to eat. I love your recipes.
    Thanks Ivy!

  2. Thanks, Kathleen! I thought so too - it's nice to look at and even nicer to eat! And so easy to make!