Meatless Monday! has become an event around here.
Often, I’ll have guests and serve cocktails.
The children are always looking forward to what the day will bring.
Today, I gave careful consideration to Meatless Monday! and decided that trading meat for copious amounts of cheese, eggs and cream wasn’t truly in the spirit of what I was trying to achieve.
The carbon footprint of Meatless Monday! could be improved.
Today’s meal is vegan.
It is a healthy and complete one pot dish.
You can look at it as a kind of cleanse from a weekend of dining out and a fresh start to the week.
The kids rolled in on a rainy cold afternoon and asked if there was something hot to eat.
This rice pilaf got rave reviews from my girls.
1 cup brown basmati rice
2 cups water
1 large carrot
1/2 white onion
4-5 cloves garlic
1/4 cup cilantro
1 can garbanzo beans
1 cup corn
1 cup peas
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a large saute pan add olive oil, garlic, onion, carrots, rice and pine nuts.
Allow to simmer for a few minutes.
Then add corn, peas and scallions.
Allow to simmer a few more minutes then add water and cilantro and allow too cook until the rice is tender.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with more cilantro