While there, I saw a Santa Fe-style quinoa, millet, and black bean pilaf mix. Now, I love me some quinoa and black beans, and I freaking adore pretty much anything that qualifies as being Santa Fe-style. (The more black beans and corn you can put into salsa, the better.) Suddenly, amidst the brain fog, an idea! I grabbed some frozen Southwest mix vegetables and some roasted pumpkin seeds, and I scurried home.
However, I also forgot to buy the damn soy milk. Insert long chain of expletives here. Oy.
After kicking myself for, y'know, forgetting to buy the one thing I really needed to get, I got to work on dinner. I put the pilaf mix in the rice cooker and sauteed some of the peppers and onions.
And then, another idea! Tomatoes! This would be great with tomatoes! Happily, there was a can of fire-roasted tomatoes in the pantry, so I added a few tablespoons to the mix.
And then: Spinach! This would be great with some spinach! Some quick refrigerator reconnaissance revealed that we still had some fresh spinach (hubs and I go through that stuff like water), so into the pan it went.
After adding garlic, cumin, and salt, the sautee mix was ready to go. I piled it on the newly-cooked pilaf and topped it with some pumpkin seeds and avocado.
And then, I sat my butt on the couch. Thus commences the vegging out and doing nothing.
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