Apr 18, 2010

Great Vegetarian Cookbook Resourse

I just discovered a blog all about vegetarian cookbooks, vegetariancookbooksite.com, that you may want to check out. This is a great resource and I've already added to my wishlist of cookbooks. Now I just need to find a bigger shelf to fit my books! The blog reminded me that still need to get How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, by Mark Bittman. I have the original How to Cook Everything, which I love for its practical advice on storage and use. It is probably the most referenced cookbook in my kitchen.

Apr 11, 2010

Whole Food Breakfast Burritos

I just started my 1-2 month whole food diet in the hopes of increasing my metabolism and energy and also maybe losing some of the extra pounds I gained this past year. This means I will not be eating any flour, sugar, dairy, caffeine or alcohol. Yikes! No bread, cheese, wine, or coffee. It's definitely going to be hard, but with the help of my good friend Kelly, who is a Nutritional Health Counselor, I know I can do it.

For this coming work week, we came up with the idea to make breakfast burritos because I love me a good burrito. But these burritos can't be made with bread or dairy. They will contain the following:

brown rice
black beans
mashed avocado, mixed with lemon juice, flax oil and herbs
shredded carrots
shredded daikon

I will assemble and wrap all of the ingredients in a large piece of romaine lettuce. The best part of this meal is that I made all of the rice and beans for the week ahead of time. This is especially important because I hate to wake up early and the less time I need in the morning, the better. I was also able to mash several avocados ahead of time. Kelly says if I mix lemon juice with the avocado it won't brown. I can't wait to try these tomorrow morning.

If you are interested in nutritional counseling, feel free to contact Kelly at Lifeshine.net.