For those of you who are Christian, this is a time of Lent! One of these things means the process of fasting,abstaining from meat on Fridays of Lent.
Fast and fabulous cannelloni bean salad
Into a medium sized bowl:
1 can cannelloni beans. (high in fiber,good for you) rinsed and drained
Fresh cut-up vegetables of choice: or what you have on hand in yor vegetable drawer of fridge.
Handful ofcherry tomatoes, cut in half
Cucumbers,sliced, then cut each slice into fours
Celery, 1 stalk, cleaned with vegetable peeler, and cut into small pieces
Bottled salad or marinade, ( I used balsamic olive oil marinade).
Mix all together.
Next, I opened up a can of tuna with vegetables, mixed with, mayo,
And added some chopped black olives.
Cold brown rice salad:
Saute one or two strips of a red bell pepper and 1 stalk of celery chopped in a small
Skillet with 1 tablespoon of canola oil (lower in cholesterol).
Boil in medium size sauce pot, a bag of brown rice, 1 cup. To directions on box.,boil for 10 minutes,in this case, (success boil in bag brown rice),serves 4.
Mix into the drained brown rice,the previously sautéed chopped red bell pepper and green celery, add the spices that you prefer.
Spices: lemon pepper seasoning,1/4 teaspoon, celery seeds,salad dressing, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar,