Nonsensical Musings

Riley Food Revolution

Have y’all been watching Jamie Oliver as much as we have? And do you love the idea of his Food Revolution? Me too! The problem is – and if you read my last post, you already know this – I’ve been really slacking on the whole “being healthy” thing. (Taco Bell, anyone?) And let me tell you something. It’s taking a serious toll on me. For real.

So, for at least the twentieth time since we’ve been married, the Rileys are starting our own Food Revolution. (We do this every once in a while, then fall back off the wagon (or is it get on the wagon?) and start feeling all gross, and then we throw out all our fried chicken and Oreos and go buy a bunch of real food at the store.

And friends, tonight we made our first “real” dinner in a long time, and I almost cried from the deliciousness of it. So I thought I would share it with you in case anyone else is suffering from a serious case of the Fake Food Syndrome. Enjoy!

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Anne and Rob’s Quick Wraps

1 can black beans

1 avocado


Sprinkle cheese

Salt, cumin, and chili powder

Whole wheat or other healthy-ish wraps


Open the beans and pour the whole can in a microwave-safe bowl. Add some cumin and chili powder (I probably put in about a teaspoon of each, but who knows), stir it into the beans, cover with a paper towel, and microwave for one minute. When the minute is up, give them a good stir and microwave them for another minute.

While the beans are cooking, cut your avocado into slices. Spread some salsa on one half of the inside of each wrap, as much as you want. Drain the beans and divide them between the wraps (you will probably not use all of them – we didn’t). Layer the avocado on top of the beans and sprinkle a little cheese on top. If you want, you can add a little salt to the whole thing once you’ve got it assembled. Wrap it all up, cut it in half, and eat it!

(Side note: You may know “sprinkle cheese” by it’s more common name, “grated cheese.” We call it sprinkle cheese because one time we were watching this Britney Spears special and the Spears household was out of grated cheese. Britney spent a good ten minutes yelling about how they needed SPRINKLE CHEESE! DADDY, WE’RE OUT OF SPRINKLE CHEESE! WHO’S GONNA GO GET MORE SPRINKLE CHEESE?)

6 thoughts on “Riley Food Revolution

  1. I like that show, too. We try to eat as healthy as possible, and my daughter and I are vegetarians. What’s weird is that last night we had black bean burritos with avocado, too! And you’re right, it was so good!

  2. Oh wow, this sounds great! I love the idea of a food revolution. As much time as we writers spend in the chair it’s a fabulous idea! I’m going to try this recipie.

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