meatless monday: beans and quinoa

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i love eating out of bowls

in grad school one of my stables for dinner was beans and rice. for meatless monday i thought i’d jazz that concept up with a little twist…. instead of rice i’d use quinoa, instead of black beans i’d use white beans. i seasoned the beans and quinoa with nutritional yeast, onions, and some garlic. to top it off a few boca veggie chunks, an old school favorite with a more grown-up twist. i also toasted up some of my homemade cheddar-onion bread and treated myself to a free state beer. ah mondays don’t get much better than that!

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My favorite meal from last week- I bite my scone at you.

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Shakespeare in Love is my second or third favorite movie (it switches places with Stranger than Fiction depending on what’s going on in my life).

The Alamo Drafthouse ( our new favorite movie theater) had a special afternoon Shakespeare in Love inspired tea. This was a big deal for me because 1) I’ve never seen SIL on the big screen and 2) I love tea. Huzzah!

I thought it would just be regular tea and scones, but no, it was a tea flight. Each tea and afternoon snack was brought out at specific times during the movie. We started off with a robust green tea, and a olive, tomato and mozzarella cheese finger sandwich. Then when everyone was falling in love, we had a lemon rosebud tea with sweet potato scones and creme frache. And for the grand finally a (spoiler alert) a bittersweet berry tea with a rosemary almond scone (rosemary is for remembrance if you know your Hamlet).

Sigh. The lemon and rosebud and sweet potato scone combo was my favorite, but I am happy to say I couldn’t take a picture even if I wanted to. This is a post tea pic on the fancy placemat they gave us. The Alamo has a strict no phone policy and anyway, some things are better left to the imagination.