Pepian de Choclo (Corn, Chili Pepper, And Cilantro Stew) | Straight from Peruvian Delights | Serves: 6 | Time: ~40 min
2 tbsp oil
½ cup chopped onion
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 tbsp #AjiMirasol paste
2 yellow #ChiliPeppers, cut in thin stripes (or use in paste, as needed)
4 ears of #corn
2 cups vegetable stock
½ cup cilantro leaves
4 small or 1-2 large #zucchini, cut in cubes
Salt and pepper
"Because zucchini are low in carbs and sugar, and both filling and nutrient-dense, they can play a role in diabetes prevention." - Dr. Axe
Blend the corn kernels and cilantro leaves with the vegetable stock until creamy.
In a pan with oil, over medium heat, saute the onion, garlic, and 2 chili peppers, stirring until golden.
Add the corn and cilantro paste, zucchini, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, for 10-15 minutes, or until it has the consistency you desire. If it cooks too long it will get more tamale-like.
Stuffed Avocados | Adjusted a Savory Magazine Recipe to Make Vegan | Serves: 3 | Time: ~10 min.
3 ripe #avocados
1 can of artichoke hearts (slightly dried)
1 can black beans
1/2 cup chipotles in adobo
1/2 cup salsa verde
2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped mint
S&P to taste
Splash of lime juice ('cause why not?)
"A one-cup serving of artichokes provides about 10 percent of the average person’s daily requirement for the important trace mineral iron." - Dr. Axe
Remove the pit from the avocado and place cut side down on a grill pan. No oil needed.
Allow the avocados to sit on the hot grill for about 4 minutes. There will be grill marks.
Meanwhile, make un-chicken salad. Pulse chickpeas and artichokes hearts in food processor. Mix in remaining ingredients.
Scoop salad onto grilled avocados.
What I ate and drank today (5/17/2018)
3 cups of decaf
2 cups of caffeinated coffee
128 oz of water
Mexican vegan salad from Chopt
Pepian de Choclo
Half grilled avocado with un-chicken salad
~2.5 miles of walking
What I ate and drank today (5/16/2018)
64 oz of water
Too much rose
3 decaf iced Americanos
Avocado toast with egg whites from Cafe Kindred
Leftover red beans and rice
Too much cheese pizza from Lost Dog
Tortilla chips with spinach and artichoke dip
~2 miles of walking