i cant say i am big on cooking but i really want to be. my family is known for cooking great meals. we are caribbean people with a passion for rice, beans, plantains and well-seasoned food. i mean garlic, cilantro, and spices. and meats are a big part of our diet.
on my end, i like meat and respect in some sort of way. i don't like it too much and to be honest i feel so much better, health wise, without too much of it. i've even considered going vegetarian.
for the last few weeks i've been doing a vegan fast at my church. it's been challenging but it has also helped me to get creative with meals and to seek out how to eat better. oh how i miss eggs. and cheese. which leads me to say that if i ever go meatless, i wouldn't go vegan. i need me an omelette in my life.
not too long ago when i started to go the route of more natural eating and less meats, i bought this magazine that has become my healthy eating bible. Good & Fresh from Better Homes and Gardens. it was a special edition and you may not find it anymore. i have found myself drooling over the pages and trying different, easy to make dishes various times in the last 5 months.
i'm sorry to say that i am not ready to post recipe pictures, it's not pretty, but once i get it down i will surely share the goods.
but i do want to share one of my favorite recipes so far.
Indian Garbanzo Bean Salad with Pitas
ps: what makes this is the dressing. the recipe includes the dressing instructions.
pps: ok, i know you may need some convincing on the drooling part and so i took a picture of the picture (i know somewhere i must have broken a blogger rule). there was just no good photo to compare to it on google. so i apologize.