Whoa... the kid in the wheelchair on Glee can walk???? I have no idea what that commercial is for, but the kid CAN WALK!!!
While I may have just immersed myself in the realm of cheap and guilty pleasures for the mind by watching The X Factor, at least my dinner is wholesome. I do consider it fast food; any meal which includes fresh veggies, rice and beans and can be completely prepared in the time it takes to cook a pot of rice is wholesome fast food.
Some time ago I posted about this terrific "fast food" which originated right here in Oregon, but it was early in the game and not many of you followed then. It is worth reposting. This is a favorite meal of mine. Please do give it a try.
HOW TO MAKE A YUMM BOWL:
Original Yumm Sauce
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup almond meal (Trader Joe's carries this)
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 15 oz. can low-sodium garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
Throw all ingredients into bowl of food processor, and blend until very smooth. Makes about 3 1/2 cups sauce. Store tightly covered in refrigerator. Keeps about one week. Use on sandwiches, lightly steamed veggies, burritios, and wherever else your imagination takes you.
Replace the fresh garlic for 6-8 cloves of roasted garlic.
Add one canned chipotle chile to mixture before blending smooth.
To build an original Yumm Bowl:
(Makes 2 large bowls.)
In each of two deep bowls, layer 1/2 cup or so of hot brown rice. Drizzle liberally (we go whole-hog here, maybe even 1/3 cup each) with Yumm Sauce. Drain and rinse one can of black beans and divide among bowls. Top bean layer with your favorite fresh salsa. In each bowl, layer on 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 chopped tomato, 1/2 sliced avocado, and 2 Tablespoons sliced black olives. Add a small dollop of sour cream and some coarsely chopped cilantro. Feel free to riff on this, using various beans, rices, salsas, cheeses, veggies, etc. Yummmm!