Oh man, so when I got home from Chem lab last night around 8 all I could think about was that I needed food and I needed it immediately. My PB sandwich at 4:30 in between class and lab had long since been digested and I was SO HUNGRY!
Unfortunately I also remembered that I have almost no food in the fridge and desperately need to go to the grocery store (going today, I swear!!). Enter this easy creation originating mostly from random things in my pantry (except for the star sweet potato)! Things of this variation were a favorite when I was living in Prague (cheap = good!)!
Sweet Potato Black Bean Mess
- 1 sweet potato
- ~1/3 can of black beans
- diced tomatoes (also canned, no salt added… told you i have no food!)
- marinara sauce
Start with the sweet potato. I had zero patience due to my imminent starvation and microwaved it! Poke a few holes in it with a fork, and microwave on high about 5 minutes.
Once it’s out, cut it in half.
Top first with the black beans…
Then with the tomatoes (however much you like)…
And finally with the marinara sauce (I used a ton… mmm) and a few sprinkles each of cumin and cinnamon!
Proceed to dive in headfirst. From pantry to plate in 8 minutes flat! Not bad for something so nutritious and tasty! 🙂
I had it along with some microwaved frozen peas for a little green. I heart frozen peas. Not only can I eat them, but when running, I can ice my knees with them 😉
What’s your usual quick and easy “I might starve if I don’t eat in the next 10 minutes” meal?
Another busy day today — Bio class (a quiz, eek) and lab, and then I’m going to a fun new kickboxing class at a boxing place tonight with some friends! I LOVE kickboxing (the hardcore version where you use actual gloves and bags… not the lame gym version) and used to go to a karate place a couple years ago for it. I miss it! Awesome workout, too.
Have a good one, friends! 🙂 I’m off to the grocery store for provisions – I’m having 15 of my girlfriends over tomorrow night for a wine and designer jeans party (awesome, right?? it’s like a tupperware party but with discount designer jeans!!!), and I will be making a bunch of fun appetizers 🙂 Recipes and pictures to come!