|Served with the last of my leftover rice.|
The agave-glazed carrots were nice and sweet, softened but still with enough of a crunch to them. This was my first time using agave, so yay for that! (I used a bit less agave & orange juice than the recipe called for.)
|Agave-Glazed Carrots (carrots, agave nectar, cinnamon, canola oil, orange juice)|
The black beans were good, but I noticed in my first bite an overpowering amount of pepper. The recipe called for what I thought would be way too much pepper for my liking, but instead of trusting my instincts like I did with the carrot recipe, I followed this one's measurements exactly. Next time for the pepper, I'll just do the whole “season-to-taste” bit instead. Even so, it was still good, and I enjoyed my added white onion. My main motivation with that was “let's see if I can use some of this up,” and it worked out nicely.
|Back-to-Basics Black Beans (minced garlic cloves, chopped white onion*, canola oil, canned black beans, salt, pepper, water)|
Overall, another good meal, and now I know what changes to make next time.
More leftovers for lunch:
|Boca chik'n patty on a Schär bun (lettuce, tomato, mustard, ketchup), corn, baked beans, potato salad|
Over at the blog roll, I managed to make it to the blogs beginning with “F,” so slowly but surely I'll get to them all. There's so many fun themes and I've already begun bookmarking recipes to try later.
Buttons and Leela have been good today; here they are from earlier, guarding the hallway: