June 8, 2015, Day 23,
I thought that today I would deviate from my usual M.O. and give you a list of Starch Packed Power Houses to build your meals around. Having come from a meat-heavy dietary background I know that getting your head around restructuring meals can be a bit of a YIKES! experience. But, trust me, you will get into this new swing of things quicker than you think. Just add some other green, yellow, red, (insert colour of your choice) coloured veggies and you are good to go.
Tomorrow I will give you a list of cookbooks to help you out when ‘Cook’s Stump’ (the equivalent of ‘Writer’s Block’) hits… and let’s face it, we all have those moments.
BUT… WHY STARCH?
-Starchy fruits: Banana, Plantain, Matoke (green cooking banana)
-Dried Beans & Legumes: Alfalfa, Asparagus bean, Asparagus pea, Baby lima bean, Black bean, Black-eyed pea, Black turtle bean, Boston bean, Boston navy bean, Broad bean, Cannellni bean, Chickpeas, Chili bean, Cranberry bean, Dwarf bean, Egyptian bean, Egyptian white broad bean, English bean, Fava bean, Fava coceira, Field pea, French green bean, Frijol bola roja, Frijole negro, Great northern bean, Green bean, Green and yellow peas, Kidney bean, Lentils, Lespedeza, Lima bean, Madagascar bean, Mexican black bean, Mexican red bean, Molasses face bean, Mung bean, Mung pea, Mungo bean, Navy bean, Pea bean, Peruvian bean, Pinto bean, Red bean, Red eye bean, Red kidney bean, Rice bean, Runner bean, Scarlet runner bean, Small red bean, Snow pea, Southern pea, Sugar snap pea, Soybean, Wax bean, White kidney bean, White pea bean;
-Root Vegetables: Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Cassava, Taro, Yams, Eddo, Carrots, Parsnip, Beets, Turnip;
-Cucurbis: Acorn & Butternut Squash, Pumpkins, Hubbard, Banana, Buttercup, Turban squash;
-Whole Grains: Amaranth, Buckwheat, Barley, Corn, Millet, Quinoa, Teff, Rice, Barley, Corn, Oats, Sorghum, Rye, Triticale (Wheat/Rye Hybrid), Wheat ( including varieties like Emmer, Spelt, Kamut, Einkorn and Farro);
Dinner: Rice & Dhal, Chapatties
Supper: Green Leafy Salad, Tomato, Cucumber
Drinks: 3 cups of Coffee & Soy Milk, 750 ml Water