Mexi-Monday

Today is going to be a great Monday!!! My little sister and her husband come home from Spain today :) I won’t be able to see them when they get in, but I’m so excited that I’ll actually get to see them soon!

Plus, they’ve been traveling all over the place, so I can’t wait to see pictures and hear stories.

And it’s always a good day in my house when I get to make some sort of Mexi-bowl.

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Mexibowl = anything and everything I have that I can turn into a big fiesta of a meal :)

That usually means that they happen when we have refried beans in the house.

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You can’t really see it in the pictures, but the base is oatbran.

Oatbran is delicious with savory dishes! Especially with meals like this one.

The layers:

  • Oatbran made with water, salt
  • fat free refried beans
  • sauteed zucchini/yellow squash with salt, garlic, and ancho chile powder
  • diced tomato
  • avocado
  • scallions
  • cilantro

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I love the mix of flavors, textures and temperatures in this bowl.

The oatbran, beans, zucchini and squash were hot. The tomato was room temp, and the avocado was cold.

PS: Maggie knows it’s Monday, too.

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I think she’s still worn out from all her swimming this weekend ;)

 

What’s your favorite cuisine?

I love Mexican, but I wish I could find a restaurant that would make meals like the ones I make at home! It’s hard to find good Mexican that isn’t super greasy.

 

17 Responses to “Mexi-Monday”

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    emily — June 28, 2010 at 11:56 am

    My favorite is Thai! The spice, the noodles, perfection!

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    Lauren — June 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I am still dying to try savor oats. Yours always look so good!

    Ugh, such a hard one. I think when it comes to Mexican, I can eat and eat until I’m about to explode! I love Thai but I can usually control myself with that.

    Have a great Day!!

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    Morgan — June 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I love Mexican and Thai the most!
    Italian is hit or miss. There are very few really good Italian places, I usually feel like I can do just as well or better at home.
    Ethiopian is my other favorite. I could eat it all the time!

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    Evan Thomas — June 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I love thai! Lots of coconut milk and peanut sauce

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — June 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I was just thinking today that I havent seen savory out bran on here in a while. What a coincidence! My favorite cuisine is a tie between Thai and Japanese. I think I could eat curry and sushi every day :P

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    Katie @ Health for the Whole Self — June 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    What an awesome photo of Maggie!

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    missyrayn — June 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Right now I love greek food. It is the flavors I crave and lots of veggie options.

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    a — June 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I love Mexican but I am picky and usually only stick to a couple items , so I’d have to say my favorite cusine is Italian!

    Love it.

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    Marina — June 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    My favorite is Japanese, but I haven’t had much of the other cusines, or much of Japanese except sushi :))
    Savory oat bran with all of this is great, I eat similar combos pretty often, and I adore it!

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    Rosey Rebecca — June 28, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Maggie is adorable! I love Mexican and Italian foods. Your salad looks awesome!

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    Kiersten — June 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Any kind of Asian cuisine is definitely my favorite. I love Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Thai food.

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    kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com — June 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    i love to say the word ‘pintos refritos’ .. but love to eat them more! or black bean refried beans <3 both are super yummy! perfect in ur monday mexi salad!!!

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    Kelly — June 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Hmmm. I’ve never taken my oats in a savory direction although this sounds interesting. I know there is no reason they cannot be savory, but for whatever reason I have a really hard time with it! I love all different kinds of cuisine but hear you on Mexican. Although, I have to say, it seems mostly like the American version of Mexican food is so greasy. Whenever I bring home cookbooks I see a lot of dishes that are much fresher than what I find in restaurants. Already I have plans this week to make stuffed chiles with a creamy walnut sauce. This one does happen to be a little on the fatty side, but hoping my tricks to lighten it will help!

    • Brandi replied: — June 28th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

      Very true about American-Mexican food!

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    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) — June 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I would probably have to say Italian is my favorite cuisine (pizza! gelato!) – but Mexican is up there…love the look of your Mexi-bowl! Nice and refreshing…yum!

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    CaSaundra — June 29, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I would have to say my favorite is still up in the air. But it’s definitely between Italian and Mexican!

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    Andrea (Off Her Cork) — June 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Girl you speak the truth! This is why we don’t get Mexican out any more because it’s too greasy and heavy. Plus I have no idea where they have hidden the lard!

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