I think we should all drink a cup of coffee every once in a while to know what it feels like to be SUPER focused.
At work the other day, I created a coffee concoction. No, it wasn’t healthy. No, it doesn’t follow the clean eating I am trying to do, but yes, it was amazing. And I was 100% focused and 200% awake.
I normally just drink tea. Like green tea. And maybe black tea if I have an 8am. There is like… a fraction of the caffeine in tea as there is in coffee. Hence. WIDE AWAKE AND READY TO WRITE A WHOLE NOVEL.
It was fortunate that I had had that coffee because we also didn’t receive the food shipment until 9pm. Aka. I was there, by my little self, jamming to country music, until almost 11pm. Thank you, coffee, for saving the day.
Now. This was one of those “I don’t want to cook but need to eat” meals. I have lots of those.. Being a graduate student essentially sucks the life out of you. All free time is allotted for watching Parenthood (which I have officially finished and am now devastated about), so there isn’t always a lot of time to cook fancy dinners. And there definitely isn’t enough time to take pictures of fancy dinners when you get home at 6:30pm and the light is slowly fading into the darkness of the night.
Hence. Easy Sunday meals that last for days. And by days, I mean this was the equivalent of about two sides. But, you know. Two days is better than one.
Cheesy Black Bean Rice
1 c black beans
1 c brown rice
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp Mexican fiesta cheese
3 tbsp chopped parsley
1. Combine all.