More of my recipes from my upcoming Cookbook with Gwen Kenneally. This week, Black Bean and Lima Quinoa.
Black Bean and Lime Quinoa
3 cups water or vegetable stock
Juice and zest from 3 limes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup quinoa
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 scallions, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
Whisk together lime zest and juice, oils, salt, pepper in a large bowl. In a medium sized pot cover the quinoa with the water or vegetable stock and bring to a boil, about 15 minutes. Cover and remove from heart and let sit until all of the water or stock is absorbed. Cut vegetables while you wait. When liquid is absorbed, fluff with a fork and toss in the bowl with the lime zest dressing and add the black beans, tomatoes, scallions and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with cilantro.
The Practice: Side dish or main course, Black Bean and Lime Quinoa can be enjoyed either way. Yoga is the same, it can be your complete physical practice or it can be a side dish to a physical practice you may already have in place. You decide by using a contemplative meditation. Go within during mediation and ask the simple question “is yoga my only practice?” or “what is it that my body needs?” Once you have asked the question have faith that you will receive the answer. Self-exploration is one of the main principles of yoga; know thyself.