My first attempt of “Meatless Monday” was quite an adventure and I must say a learning experience. I still need to educate myself more on meatless options for next week. I’m glad today was a successful experience for my husband and me. We are definitely looking forward to doing it every week. 🙂
I had my usual daily breakfast of old-fashioned oatmeal. This makes breakfast a no-brainer. I love warm oats mixed with different kinds of fruits. For today. I had
- warm oatmeal
- top with cherries, oats with almond, chia seeds, and
- splash of almond milk
I just made a simple meal for myself for lunch. I stir fried blanched green beans with minced garlic, seasoned with salt and pepper, plus 2 small pieces of left over corns from our dinner last night. I seasoned the corn with cayenne pepper and Accent.
We picked up a lot of peaches from the International Store last Friday, so I thought of using them for dinner tonight. I made my version of White Bean Lettuce Wrap with Pesto.
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup diced onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper
- cayenne pepper (optional)
- asparagus, sliced
- 1 cup of sliced peaches
- 1 can of white beans, drained
1.) I used cast iron, but you can use any pan you like. Sauté the onions in olive oil until translucent, and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Then add garlic.
Note: I like my garlic crushed using garlic presser. It gives out more flavor to my dish.
Garlic presser crushes garlic cloves efficiently by forcing them through a grid of small holes. The peel remains in the press while the garlic is extruded out. It’s an alternative to mincing garlic with a knife.
2.) Add asparagus and cook for about 2 minutes.
3.) Add peaches and cook them until they release some juices. About 3 minutes.
4.) Add beans and cook for about 2 more minutes. Seasoned with salt and pepper or cayenne pepper.
5.) Turn off heat and let sit for 5 minutes or so, so that the flavors can meld.
6.) Place lettuce leaves on plate and spoon in beans. Top it with a spoonful of your choice of pesto.
They turned out so yummy and I loved it. My (meat-lover) husband loved it too. Yay! Including fruit in my main course is something I should do more often.
In the hope you would consider joining me and participate in “Meatless Monday”, I would love to hear about your experiences. Feel free to share your ideas and thoughts on the comment section below.
I am definitely feeling more excited about this and looking forward to more of my Meatless Mondays adventure! 🙂