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Ice Skating, Forbidden Rice and Black Beans

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Yeah, they don’t really have anything to do with one another, do they? But I did go ice skating yesterday and I did try a little something different with black beans for my bean wraps.

Ice skating was fun! I technically had tried it one time before when I was a kid, but I did it for only a couple of minutes. I couldn’t figure out how to go forward and I remember that I kept flapping my arms and then I just gave up.

This time I went around the rink about five times. It was scary! There were people EVERYWHERE so I almost collided with quite a few of them. And the ice was torn up! I would think I was going one way, only to find myself in a couple of divots being led a different direction. I think if I got the hang of it, it would be a great workout!

On to forbidden rice. My husband loved the idea of forbidden rice. He talked about it for weeks. Seriously, I think it was weeks of going to the store, seeing it, talking about eating it, and then continuing on with the grocery shopping. Well, we finally decided to buy it and try it.

It doesn’t really taste any different than say, plain white rice. Personally, I prefer brown rice. But I am glad that we tried it! It is no longer forbidden. =)

And we also had some bean wraps. While I have yet to find a clean tortilla that actually folds up, I do love the filling of this bean wrap. Black beans, peppers, green onions, cilantro, lemon juice and greek yogurt.

Sooo good! We used a can of black beans (thoroughly rinsed and drained), about a 1/4 cup of bell pepper, one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, three ounces (86 grams) of greek yogurt, and green onions and/or cilantro to taste. Steamed broccoli and brown rice with salsa on the side. Yum!

I have used that picture before, but I didn’t remember to take a picture of the whole meal this time. The only difference is that I used a whole-wheat tortilla wrap instead of the flour tortilla in the picture. I did find a whole-wheat tortilla with less preservatives than the ones we were using before.

I hope you're having a great weekend! Tried anything new lately? Care to share?
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    I've never tried forbidden rice -- does it look purple when it's cooked? The bean wrap looks really good -- it's toatlly making me hungry. Good thing I'm about to eat dinner!

    I miss ice skating. When we lived in MN, you just went to the park or the frozen lake. The parks put up a fence, and add water, so the kids all have someplace to play hockey. I don't miss the weather, just the free skating!
    2953 days ago
    The Forbidden rice is really intriguing, no? We bought some last year, I think because of the name. When it was cooking the vent hole of our rice cooker was close to the wall, and it sputtered and left a "V" of purple polka dots!
    It was good, but not worth the price (I think we paid $7 for 4 ounces).
    2953 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    You look so tiny in your ice skating pic!
    2957 days ago
    The forbidden rice story made me laugh. At least you guys finally got to try it. :)
    I LOVE to ice skate! I got ice skates as a gift for the holidays end of 2008 but then I found out I was pregnant and didn't want to risk falling. Well, I've since had the baby but I have yet to use the new skates.
    2957 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/15/2010 9:37:11 AM
    That looks delish!

    I've been experimenting with the oatmeals. I like a honey/almond mix that I've been eating. It's quite yummy!
    2958 days ago
  • *AMBER512
    lol, I know! That was so weird.
    2958 days ago
    I was really excited to try the Forbidden rice. The cool part was during cooking it turned the water purple.
    2959 days ago
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