Thursday, January 12, 2012
Easy and Delicious Chipotle Knock-Off
It’s no secret that I love Chipotle. Considering that every Thursday at my parents’ house is Chipotle Day and the employees at their local restaurant shower them with coupons and extra chips and guac, I’d say it’s hereditary. I don’t even fight it. (Why would anyone?)
Unfortunately, my proximity to Chipotle is not as favorable as it is for my parents. And, as it is winter and I seem to gravitate to my couch and comfy pants when darkness falls, I’ve been much more apt to eat at home. Luckily, Chipotle knock-offs are pretty easy to pull off with staples most of us (responsible adults) already have in our cupboards.
I simply made some bulgur (taking the place of brown rice in this case), heated up some black beans with black pepper, cumin and chili powder and sliced up half an avocado and a ton of fresh veggies. My bowl went like this: mixed greens/baby spinach, bulgur mixed with a bit of lime juice, black beans, avocado, red bell pepper and sprouts.
Post picture, I added a crap-ton of nutritional yeast (appetizing, no?) and an equally disturbing amount of salsa. Yum. This was quite delicious, despite the lack of extra guac and coupons.