Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Organic Black Beans and Brown Rice

Bonjour! This is last night's post for a snack and dinner... I fell asleep watching Veronica Mars on Netflix.  At the Retreat someone said to turn off the TV and avoid electronics for at least 1 hour before bed.  I am SO bad at that!



Organic Black Beans and Brown Rice.

Beans and rice make a great, nutritious and delicious meal.  Cheap and easy to make too!


  • 1 can of organic black beans (I purchase Organic Black Beans in a can from Publix, the GreenWise brand.)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of dry rice (One of my favorite brands of rice is Lundberg Wild Blend.  It's a little pricey, but the flavor can't be beat. Organic brown rice is a good alternative.)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • seasonings to taste
  • vegetable and cheese toppings of choice
  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • When rice has about 10-15 minutes left, you can start the beans.  Heat olive oil in pan.  Open the can, do not drain, and empty the contents into a pan.
  • Add apple cider vinegar and seasonings.  Cook beans until boiling, reduce to simmer.
  • Chop vegetable toppings.  I like to use tomatoes, onions, garlic, jalapeno, and spinach.
  • Shred cheddar cheese and get sour cream or Greek yogurt ready for toppings.
  • Serve beans over rice in a bowl and each person can customize their meal with toppings they enjoy.


Organic Gala Apple with a spoon of PB.


Oh yeah, I almost forgot... I did eat a 100 calorie Klondike bar too.  That's probably why I felt so run down this morning, even after almost 8 hours of sleep.  Dessert right before bed is a no no!

Healthy Habits

Body Care
Magnesium Oil: topically

Fruits: 1 servings
Veggies: 2 servings
Water: 1 liter

I did OK on meeting my goals today...

  • Wake up a bit early -- done!
  • Exercise upon rising -- done!
  • Complete healthy habits -- skipped body brushing, oil pulling and a mag soak... will do better tomorrow.
  • Make and drink a green smoothie -- done!
  • Skip the sweets (including wine) -- messed up and ate dessert when I knew better.
  • Bring lunch to the office -- done!
  • Experiment with a new butternut squash recipe -- found some great ones today from WFM!
  • Try 2/day blog posting (noon and evening) -- Well, it kinda worked
  • Use the Rebel for photos -- done!

Au revoir!


Rachel said...

What kind of seasonings do you use for your Black Beans? I do have rice and Bragg's ACV, so I'd like to try this.

Casey Leigh said...

Hi Rachel! I like using Italian dried herbs and sea salt. Currently I'm addicted to BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS CARIBBEAN SEASONING with Sea Salt, Herbs & Spices.

The BVI is one of my favorite vacations spots on the planet. And this seasoning brings me back... ♥ it.