Oatmeal is a good snack but with the addition of peanut butter and a bit of sugar turns it into a very filling and protein filled dish.
So pretty straight forward. Build oatmeal, whichever preferred method. One minute oats are quite good. Pour a portion of oatmeal and begin boiling water ( twice the water as oats) ( 2 to 1 ration water to oats)
Once water is boiling add oats, cook for one minute. Remove from heat cover with lid for about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir oats and pour into bowl add couple tablespoons of natural peanut butter and a small amount of sugar. Enjoy!
Other kinds of peanut butter can be used but the natural peanut butter really stands out taste wise.
Hummus is very good. Everyone should eat it. Its delicious, healthy, cheap, a few of my favorite things.
My previous post explains how to cook garbanzo beans. This is perfect for leftover garbanzo beans.
It works best if they have been refrigerated for a day. Take about 1 1/2 cups beans and rinse them.
Dump those into a food processor or blender. Take two cloves of garlic and cut them into small garlic pieces.
Add to beans. Add about a tablespoon of olive oil and around a tablespoon of tahini ( the butter of sesame seeds).
Add a small amount of lemon juice, like a half teaspoon.
Add a teaspoon of salt, or ground sea salt.
Add onion and garlic powder, a few dashes.
Add a tiny amount of cayenne pepper.
Blend all these ingredients until they become creamy.
Store in a container of your choice. Sprinkle a bit of garlic powder and slight amount of cayenne before it is lidded.
Enjoy it stays delicious for a good while.
Spread on bread, build some pita breads and dip them in the hummus.
I had for many years been under the erroneous impression that making beans were impossible.
It is not impossible to properly cook beans. They are a great food. High protein, low price, delicious.
You can use this same technique on other beans besides pinto, such as black bean, garbanzo, the list goes on.
It is shocking how beans out of a can are nothing like home cooked beans.
Start the day before you want to eat them.
Take about 2 cups to 1 1/2 cups of dried pinto beans put in a jar or something you can put a lid on add over 1 tablespoon of salt and cover beans in water, about 2 or 3 inches above beans.
Put in refrigerator overnight.
The next day rinse the beans thoroughly put in a tall saucepan and add tablespoon of salt and 2 inches of water covering beans.
Heat beans over high until boiling rapidly. Skim off the foam this will make them less flatulent making.
Turn the heat down to a low boil.
Let the beans low boil for about 2 to 3 hours. They will be soft and not chalky when finished. Enjoy!
Goes great with fresh rice and leftovers make wonderful refried beans!