Quinoa, Corn & Black Beans
Hi, guys! I’m slowly coming out from under the craziness that is having a newborn baby to care for, and I actually have a minute to write up a post. I hope to have more time before another two months (or more… ahem) goes by.
Let me start by saying that if you have any friends who’ve recently had babies, or even not that recently – bring them food! I can’t tell you what a big help our friends were when we first brought Pearl home from the hospital and in the weeks that followed. Most of them aren’t vegan or even vegetarian so we were even more touched that they went out of their way to get us vegan meals. Our biggest and most heartfelt thanks to Karen & Brian, Rebecca & Matt, Jason & Marion, Robert & Ro, Larry & Sara, Mr. Joe, Steph & Bob, Megan & Mike, Matt & Katie and Dave & Molly of Madeleine Bistro.
I’ve been meaning to write about this tasty Quinoa, Corn and Black Bean meal for weeks, partly to thank my dear friend Karen for making it for us, and also because it was so yummy! We ate this with tortilla chips and some guacamole we had in the fridge, and it was a really satisfying weeknight meal.
I’ve had a lot of dietary changes in the past weeks (which I’ll have to get into more detail about in a separate post), but the short version is that we thought Pearl had an allergy to a protein that I was eating. For weeks I’ve been abstaining from dairy, eggs, nuts, soy, chocolate, and wheat. Over the weekend we found out that Pearl’s issue might be totally unrelated to what I’m eating (or it might not…), so I’m still abstaining from the possible allergens while we figure it all out. The dairy and eggs are obviously not an issue for me, but the soy, nuts, chocolate and wheat have been pretty difficult. I feel like I’m having to re-learn how to eat all over again.
Needless to say, I look fondly back on those meals of kale and peanut noodles and New Farm mac n’ cheese that we enjoyed in Pearl’s early days. Fortunately I can still eat this tasty Quinoa, Corn & Black Bean dish, so I’ll be making it myself sooner than later. Another big thanks to Karen for introducing us to this healthy and delicious meal!
And just because I can’t resist, here’s a recent shot of Pearl…