So, I still haven’t been grocery shopping this week. So last night I whipped this dish up real quick with ingredients left throughout the kitchen. This time I made the organic quinoa with a package of romaine hearts that have been waiting for their destiny on the bottom shelf of the fridge all week. I threw in some red kidney beans (yum) and whole package of Steamed Veggies (which included: carrots, peas, lima beans, corn, green beans). It was a great combination! Actually, I would go as far to say it was intensely delectable. Yes. That’s right. Why? I’m not really sure? The piece that really brought the mix all together in cheesy paradise was the block of smoked Monterey cheese I got at the Organic Store earlier this week. I’m telling you, shop outside of your ‘local grocers’ and you can find some great deals.
(I forgot to take a picture of the loot I scored the other day from there for only $20. I got a bag of organic whole wheat pretzels, a bag of flax seed crackers, a bag of organic corn black bean chips, a block of smoked Monterey, a tub of goat cheese, 2 containers of pacific food soups(tomato & butternut), a package of organic coffee, my akmak sesame crackers and huge bunch of kale.) Carrying on…
Anyways, this meal was so satisfying and had that crispy crunch I long for. You can put anything in romaine hearts, or any large crispy lettuce leaf and I double layers the romaine leaves for more crunch. I’ve made them with rice and chick peas, with chicken for me and steak for my husband. I’ve also made these with endive! YUM!
And, unfortunately pumpkin spice syrup 🙂 (I made, see my post: https://inpursuitofrealfood.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/coffee-pumpkin-spiced-coffee/) with some Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream had to be eaten with gusto and eyes closed again because I think we were in heaven. I don’t get cravings for sweets hardly ever, but this was so good I wanted more. This time I added some salty pretzels to go with all the sweet! Enjoy~