Sunday, July 10, 2011

Two-Bean Italian Stir Fry
Finding balance?  Do I mean work/life balance?  Do I mean spiritual/worldly balance?  Do I mean balance between the personal needs and societal demands?  All at the farmers' market?

No.  I'm sure that there is gobs to say about any of those subjects, but that's not the kind of balance I'm thinking about right now. 

I'm thinking about a balanced meal.  Can you have a balanced meal while living within the confines of a restricted diet?  Whether that diet is by choice or necessity?

Of course you can. 

Sometimes the best place to start is with a protein-rich dish so that you can add whatever else strikes your fancy and you know you've got one big category covered.  The farmers' market did it for me.  Beautiful green beans crying out to be eaten up.  But how?

A quick stir-fry in olive oil with garlic.  I tossed in some marinated sun-dried tomatoes and those protein-rich garbanzo beans.  Tossed it all up with some salt, pepper and some fresh, chopped basil.

I think this would be lovely with a Jerk Portabella Mushroom (from the book, of course).

I made a lot, and we gobbled it up warm and then ate the leftovers cold the next day.

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I shared this post with Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.

Happy Cooking!
Kim and Megan

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1 comment:

  1. Isn't it amazing what a sauté with olive oil and garlic can do to vegetables? You have created a beautiful dish - and I will try it to. Thanks for the idea!

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