I've always liked to cook plant-based dinners several times a week. However, lately, I have been feeling uninspired and unmotivated to even plan them into my menu.
What I realized is that the problem is actually me. Or rather the habits that I have developed.
Why this has become a problem is that we have cut flour out of our diet in an effort to improve our health. When I cook one of the old standbys I can't keep myself from making and eating the appropriate bread to go with the meal. Blowing the meal plan every time.
Many of the plant-based meals that I normally cook such as curry, chili, tacos, and spaghetti all require a bread of some sort to go with them. At least that is how we have been accustomed to eating them and is a big part of our enjoying them.
I decided that a complete change would be the only way to deal with this. To that end, today I found a recipe that was new and that I have never eaten before. I wasn't sure how it was going to taste so I jazzed it up a bit but I did not feel compelled to make a bread to go with it. It was delicious without any bread, and not once did I feel the need to make any to go with it.
Bonus, and now I am feeling inspired again.
I would like to share the recipe that I used. It is from a cookbook that I bought almost a year ago called 'SuperLegumes' by Chrissy Freer. This is the first recipe that I have tried from this book and will certainly not the last.
I made Lentil and Quinoa Pilaf with Roasted Vegetables. I chose it because I had most of the ingredients on hand.