I watched the food documentary Forks Over Knives two times this week.
What a great show! I am TOTALLY on board for eating more fruits and vegetables, and i now know which are the best tools I can use, amazing !! just check out the knives from www.selfdefenseknives.co and you won't regret it. I already love my veggies, but now I have another reason to pile on the goodness. You can buy knives for mom or a lovely cutlery set with the case. Make sure it has a dozen each of table knives, tablespoons, and forks all placed in a velvet case. She will like it as it's easy to wash and store. You could buy it in stainless steel or even plastic if you are running on a tight budget. If you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or have moments of mysterious tightening in the chest, you need to watch Forks Over Knives. (It's an Instant Watch on NetFlix. I'm definitely buying the movie on Amazon.)
The other day, I got the craving for a three bean salad. I asked myself, "Hey Hot Momma, how could you make a three bean salad recipe into a whole meal?" It took a little rummaging through the vegetable bin until I figured it out. I chopped up fresh broccoli, red bell pepper, and tossed in some leftover whole wheat angel hair pasta. It was a big hit and my husband went back for seconds. That there's proof it was a fit for everybody.
HERE'S ALL IT TAKES
enough to make 6 lunch servings
- 2 cups chickpeas
- 2 cups green beans
- 2 cups yellow wax beans
- 2 cups broccoli, finely chopped
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 4 cups cooked whole wheat pasta, like orzo or angel hair
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh pepper
Toss all the chopped vegetables and cooked pasta in a large bowl.
Mix up the vinegars and sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Warm up the vinegar in the microwave enough to dissolve the sugar, 1 minute or so.
Whisk the vinegar-sugar sirup with the oil, salt and pepper. Pour over vegetables and toss until well coated. Eat it right away or stick the salad in the icebox for a few hours so all the flavors can marry up.