Since I began developing recipes for the blog, it seems like my recipes have devolved to being less and less healthful, and I think that it is because I have always pictured recipe sharing as something that I need to prepare an extravagant and commonly enjoyed food item for, so I try to think of traditional foods to convert into vegan foods. But the sacrifice of health that I usually make for food that I hope people might enjoy is just silly. For that reason, I want to make a vow to you all that I will incorporate more of a focus on health for my recipes in the future. However, if I do perfect a sinfully delicious cake recipe, I won’t be able to resist sharing it with you, so dont worry. AKA watch out.
I think that it will be much easier for me to focus on healthful foods because I honestly eat more fruits and vegetables than anything else I post on here. In fact, I have been going out of my way just to blog about those other foods! Why did I think that you folks would dislike healthy foods? That is silly. So many foods are naturally delicious, and I want to find all of the beautiful combinations and share them with you, so that is my new goal. I had a goal when I first began the blog that I would always provide at least one serving of fruits or vegetables in every recipe, but that was abandoned almost immediately. Perhaps I will resurrect that little idea.
For our first experiment, let me know what you think about this super duper simple quinoa meal.
It has five simple and healthful ingredients: quinoa, vegetable broth, corn, black beans, and avocado. The only thing to worry about when you convert to a healthier diet is the taste, and I can assure you that this does not lack taste one little bit.
In addition to consistently avoiding healthier foods on here, I have also avoided super simple recipes like this because I fear that people will say “Well I could have thought of this on my own Kassy, you lamo.” Even though I can’t imagine a time when someone said anything like that to me, I have a fear of it regardless. Thankfully, when I express that Mitch reminds me that if anyone already knows the basics of the recipes I post, the posts still serve two purposes: catalyzing a relationship with fellow foodies built on sharing of similar ideas and blogging together in a community, as well as providing simple, healthy recipes for anyone who hasn’t thought of them before or needs some inspiration.
We have eaten this meal several times with the quinoa replaced for rice, but protein is boosted so significantly with the quinoa that I prefer the meal that way.
If you try it out, or if you gain inspiration from this quinoa and avocado lunch and make something else delicious from it, let me know all about it and head over to instagram with either a @enjoying_earth or #enjoyingearth. I have been focusing on Instagram more than any other social media site thus far, but I will slowly disperse my energy to a twitter, pinterest, and facebook. Hold tight for those, but for now I mostly focus on Instagram because.. well, I like it. It’s full of pictures of yummy, delicious food! How could I not like it? Ultimately, I thought I would just let you know why nothing has appeared on my other social media sites for over two months so you aren’t worried that I have abandoned you there. Maybe I will make a big announcement when I do a grand opening of another social media. I will let you know.
Thanks so much all!
- ♥ 2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed
- ♥ 4 cups vegetable broth
- ♥ 1 cup corn (about 1 can)
- ♥ 1 cup black beans (about 1 can)
- ♥ 2 avocados
- Bring vegetable broth to a boil on medium heat.
- Stir in the quinoa and bring to a boil once again.
- Turn the heat to low, cover, and let the quinoa cook for about 30 minutes.
- Take off heat and fluff the quinoa.
- Mix in corn and black beans.
- Slice up an avocado, and eat it up!
- ♥ You can add almost anything to this recipe that you think would be good! I think that in the future I will add some Gardein beefless tips or something of that nature.