A formula that makes life and cooking easier…
It’s probably the question you ask yourself most often every day (well… after “What should I wear?” maybe): What should I cook today? I don’t know how you feel but I stood helplessly in front of the fridge countless times after long working days and late yoga hours with my stomach growling and had no idea what to eat. Most of the time it came down to one thing: Spaghetti with (vegan) pesto. Yay! It’s delicious, but not every evening.
The desperation was big until I found a formula in a blog, which is especially popular among vegans and which changed everything (beware of pathos)! It reads: A grain, a green and a bean. In other words: Something green (or a vegetable), a grain and a bean. A meal composed in this way usually contains all the nutrients you need plus offers countless possible combinations. Sometimes it only takes a small thought impulse to suddenly come up with the most diverse ideas. My cooking blockade was solved… Quinoa with chickpeas and kale, wholemeal rice with lentils and broccoli, millet with black beans and spinach, potatoes with oven vegetables and hummus and so on. And the whole thing can not only be combined in many ways, it is also particularly simple that you can keep most of the food in stock. And: Much of it can be prepared and eaten over several days in different combinations.
To give you an example of what you can use, here are my favorites for a whole “GrainGreenBean” meal:
Grains: Potatoes; Quinoa; Couscous; Wholemeal rice; Wholemeal noodles
Greens: Broccoli; Princess; Beans; Peas; Kale; Leaf; Spinach
Beans: Chick; Peas; Kidney; Beans; Lentils; Black Beans.
Then add a little soy sauce, a tahin dressing or perhaps tomato sauce depends on the season. Or simply google it: “A grain, a green, a bean” and you will find a lot of fast, tasty and healthy recipes. This formula has saved me a lot of time since I’ve known it. Time that you can spend much better on the yoga mat… or with the question: What the hell am I wearing? I’m still working on the solution to this problem… 😉