Our house is divided into two very specific groups: those who love beans and those who wish beans would die a fiery and permanent death. I fall into the former category and am all alone in my stance. Really, what is not to love about beans? They are hearty, filling, delicious. Toss them with some rice, a few veggies and a bunch of spices and seasonings and you’ve got yourself one very complete and very satisfying meal. The only thing that could improve it is a heaping spoonful of creamy guacamole.
I made this beans and rice with guacamole dish for Weekday Supper this month. The theme is green – be it eating green or actual green food. I think it’s fair to say I played pretty fast and loose with the rules. But I couldn’t NOT share the recipe with you after discovering how much I loved it. There’s something about picking up a forkful of beans and veggies, slathering them with guac and then hitting the whole thing up with a squeeze of lime that just really does it for me. And guacamole is green, so technically, I played by the rules, right?
Besides, food is all about personal interpretation. I love the idea of taking one subject or topic and running with it. It leads to so many amazing and creative dishes that are all different but share one common thread. Here are the rest of this week’s dishes, all different and unique but all delicious and amazing in their own right:
Monday - Greek Shrimp and Spinach Pasta by Recipes Food and Cooking
Tuesday - Scallops with Wilted Spinach and Arugula by MealDiva
Wednesday - Rice and Beans with Guacamole by Feed Me, Seymour
Thursday - Barley Risotto with Garlicky Spinach by eating in instead
Friday - Green Eggs and Ham by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Try to stop by and check them out!