Quick and easy are my favorite word when it comes to meals. Especially when I’m starving and want to eat RIGHT NOW! Last night DD had a volleyball game and we were late headed home and everyone was hungry so DH swung through the McDonald’s drive through for dinner…I was shocked hearing myself say, “I’ll get something when we get home.” I didn’t want anything from McDonald’s???? I didn’t want anything from McDonald’s! Yay!
It’s wonderful when you get to the point where you actually love to eat the things that are good for you. It took me quite some time to get to the point where I stopped eating things with gluten in them because they made me sick. I finally got tired of being sick all the time and said enough is enough. It was probably a year or more that I played around with cutting gluten out of my diet. I would do it for a few weeks and then eat if again and be sick for a week. So I would not eat it again for weeks then have something again. It was silly. So I finally just cut it out of my diet completely.
I have also now gotten to the point where I don’t like to eat sugar, either. Sugar is inflammatory to my system. When I eat or drink things with sugar, my feet, ankles and hands swell. I get aches and pains and headaches, too. So, I avoid sugar as much as possible these days. I have just gotten to the point where it’s not worth the aches, pains and other issues I will have to deal with just for a few moments of pleasure while eating something I enjoy. Especially when I can eat things that don’t make me feel lousy.
Are the things I can eat as good as the things I can’t? Yes and no. Like the cookie in a mug that I made yesterday, for example. It doesn’t taste like a chocolate chip cookie made with white flour, brown sugar, and sugar laden chocolate chips. BUT it also doesn’t sit in the bottom of my stomach like a brick. It doesn’t make me break out in a rash or give me a migraine. I will not be sick for a week after I eat it. And, it IS delicious. It is also super easy to make! So, while it’s not a ‘real’ chocolate chip cookie, it doe have it’s good points, for sure!!
Today I have a quick and easy recipe to share with you. So quick and easy I didn’t even get a photo before I ate it all. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I would like this dish because of the textures, but it is very good and the textures are fine together. Here is the recipe y’all…
- 3/4 c. cottage cheese
- Spike seasoning (or any seasoning you like)
- 1/2 c. black beans
- 1/4 - 1/2 c. salsa (I used mild, use your favorite)
- Spoon cottage cheese into a bowl and season with Spike seasoning.
- Scoop black beans onto cottage cheese.
- Pour salsa on top of everything.
- Stir and enjoy.
You could use full-fat cottage cheese for this recipe if you wanted. Also different beans could be used. And the salsa I used was mild. If you like spicier salsa, feel free to use spicier.
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I really enjoyed this super simple, delicious dish. I do hope you’ll try it.
Bon Appétit! xo