Sorry there’s no WIAW post this week because I was just waay too jittery last night to put together a coherent post.
Why was I jittery you might ask? Well, today I will be presenting my capstone (my grad schools version of a thesis). I’ve been working on it the past two semesters and need to pass my presentation today to graduate. I’m honestly not too worried about the presentation part but more so the following Q&A . Being put on the spot makes me nervous!
If only I can pull a Will Ferrell in Old School[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etBRqzt7OqY]
I’ll be golden
While I don’t have my daily eats to show you, I do have a simple, fast, and tasty meal for you guys.
Yesterday I was having one of those hungry days where I never felt full. Knowing all of the work I was going to have to do over the evening, I decided to make a filling dinner that would hold me through the night and into the morning. It was just a perk that it all tasted awesome (P.S. The lemon avocado sauce was inspired by this post that I saw pop up in my google reader earlier this week. I actually didn’t look at her recipe until just now though, next time I’ll have to add garlic to the sauce!)
White Bean, Kale, and Rice with Lemon Avocado Sauce
1/2 cup white beans
1/4 cup uncooked brown rice
2 cups kale, raw
Dill to taste (I used the dried kind)
For the sauce: Cut avocado in half and spoon insides into a bowl. Squeeze lemon over avocado and then mash together with a fork. The lemon juice should help the process and eventually the avocado and lemon juice will look like a sauce. Add dill to taste (I added maybe 1 T?).
Cook brown rice on the stove and with about 5 minutes left to go add beans to the rice and allow them to warm. Next, cook kale as you choose (I took the easy way out and steamed it in the microwave, but you could make it on the stove as well), drain, and set on a plate. Top the kale with the bean and rice mixture, season (optional but I added South African Smoke), and then add about 1/2 of the avocado sauce.
Yum! This recipe (dare I even call it a recipe??) is super easy and so tasty. It’s definitely worth a fair try! Plus the balance of protein, fat, carbs, and green kept me full and satisfied for hours.
Well I’m off to go and do this thing, I’ll be so relieved when its over!
Also don’t forget to enter (if you haven’t already) my RnR race bib giveaway! Remember the giveaway includes marathons and half marathons!