It’s springtime, on paper. The view from my window is pretty distressing though, it’s all cold rain and falling snowflakes. It would be time for long walks in the park and outdoor activities but it is actually time to keep myself warm at home and find shelter in a good book. Spring is still far, shoved by an obstinate winter. My Lazy Sundays get by among awkward movies (Old Boy, gosh) and a few episodes of my favorite TV series, The Mentalist. I know it would be enough to cook something good to cheer myself up or just to think of brighter scenarios, when sun radiates more heat, light and joie de vivre. So I do both, I cook and dream.
I am going to Mexico. With food, at least. I mean, I let my taste buds go to Mexico to taste delicious mouthwatering burrito. Ready to come with me? Let’s go. If you are willing to follow my recipe you must be ready to give up on rice and meat. Since I wanted to increase the protein content of my vegetarian meal I used lentils instead of rice. Lentils are one of my favorite vegetarian protein sources thanks to their 25% protein content, they are cholesterol-free and many dietitians even suggest to eat them in place of meat (do you understand why lentils are traditionally known as “the poor man’s meat”?).
Lentils contain also carbohydrates (53%), a small amounts of fats (about 2%), lots of fiber, vitamins (A, B1, B2, C, PP) and high amounts of minerals such as calcium, potassium and iron. Moreover they boast an effective antioxidant action thanks to the isoflavones contained. Cooking time is pretty quick and no soaking is required. It’s a great deal, don’t you think? Other ingredients of this high in protein burrito include peppers, guacamole, beans, chilly, olives and yogurt instead of sour cream…. all the fresh and healthy ingredients I could come up with to make my meal both tasty and balanced. Even the sea salt I used is pure and natural :).
Just a note: If you read my posts quite regularly you might be thinking I am somewhat obsessed with the topic weather/food and I wouldn’t disagree with that, good weather is really what I miss the most and food is a mild but still remarkable comfort! Do you have any favorite comfort foods to share with me?