Spicy Power Bowl

2 May

Lately we’ve been all for simplicity.

We have come to realize that food is just so much more enjoyable without tons of other ingredients weighing it down.

This meal is simple, cheap, easy, delicious, and can be assembled in under 10 minutes with a little advanced preparation.

Rice & Beans (serves 2)

Ingredients:
2 servings of red kidney beans
1 cup of spinach
1 small can of diced tomatoes with chilies
A dash of the following spices: chili powder, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, ground coriander, and cumin
2 servings of grain of choice (wheat berries, quinoa, brown rice, etc.) pre cooked
1/2 avocado, sliced
Grated cheese, preferably white cheddar or farmers

Directions:
1. In a sauce pan combine spinach, beans, spices, and the can of diced tomatoes and heat on medium-high heat until bubbly.
2. Reheat rice in microwave safe dish.
3. In a bowl combine grain and bean mixture and top with avocado slices, and freshly grated cheese.
4. Enjoy!
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The fresh avocado slices on top made this combination even more fantastic! A dollop of greek yogurt would have been great too, but we happened to not have any on hand at the time (shocker right?).

What is your favorite simple meal to make? Do you prefer meals with minimal ingredients or more elaborate creations?

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2 Responses to “Spicy Power Bowl”

  1. Laura May 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Hey-love ya’lls blog and I have a random question-I noticed ya’ll have made “oatmeal” using buckwheat groats and was wondering how you make them. I have seen lots of people using them but don’t quite know what to do with them. I love oats and use 1/2 and make a delicious batch with lots of toppings, but know that buckwheat groats have a lower amount per serving (1/4) and wanted to know how to use them to make a delish breakfast?

    • doubletakelove May 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

      We usually use 1/3 cup of oatmeal to make our typical oats and just sprinkle a tablespoon of buckwheat groats on top! We like the “crunchiness” that the buckwheat gives our breakfast! We haven’t used it in a different way than that. Hopefully we answered your question. If not, let us know!

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