Sometimes simple cooking is the healthiest cooking.
I often get a turned off by recipes that have way too many ingredients or steps in them. Simple & quick = affordable & healthy is a formula I adhere to for the most part. That is not to say that there isn’t a place in my heart for some fancy foods, but that is definitely not an everyday occurrence. I don’t often post main dish recipes because most of them would be considered boring – very tasty yes, but certainly nothing fancy.
Most of our weeknight meals go something like this: grilled/baked/sauteed meat + veggies, sometimes + a starch like whole grain rice, quinoa, or sweet potatoes. Here is an example of the type of meal we eat on weeknights. I wanted to make tacos, but I didn’t have tortillas. To improvise, I cooked a batch of black rice and made taco bowls instead. These were perfect: yummy, healthy, and simple. Most of the ingredients in this recipe are the spices and seasonings.
We don’t eat beans or other legumes around our house much, and I was out of cilantro and salsa. But if you want more goodies in your taco bowl, add beans, corn, cilantro, cheese, salsa,… whatever your heart desires! Load up on the fresh veggies! You can easily make a simple dinner for friends by creating a taco bar. Have fun with your food!