First of all…
For all of you who commented, tweeted and voted on our behalf in the Ultimate Wedding contest — a big, sincere thank you. I could not ask for a more amazing group of people in my life The competition is steep, but so far it looks like Bobby and I are still in the top 25. There can be 50 finalists in all…so if we continue to spread the word, we could at least make it to the next round!
To clear up a couple of questions that you had on my last post:
- You can vote just by entering in an email address on the site. I know some of you are skeptical about providing that information and I totally get that!
- It appears that you can vote once per email account. If you happen to have more than one email account and are willing to vote on all of them…YAY!
The contest runs through March 31. I’m planning on tweeting @TheEllenShow, @Oprah and @Insertcelebrityhere just for kicks 😉 Why not?!
Do you have any other ideas of ways to get the word out? I’m trying to fight the fine line of being self-promoting vs. too pushy, so all thoughts are appreciated!
In closing…VOTE HERE!! Thanks in advance!
Another very exciting guest post today! This one comes from the lovely Monica of Run, Eat, Repeat. We’ve got a full line up of guests for the next few weeks and I will be popping in and out with some posts of my own, too! It will be great to keep the content up to date. Enjoy!
Bean There, Done That
Hello this is Monica from Run, Eat, Repeat. I’m here to share my love of beans with Eating Bender ‘s readers. About me: I am a runner, eater, writer and blogger with an imperfect, but fun approach to health.
I recently transitioned back to a vegetarian lifestyle (after being veg*n on and off for six years). And despite my love for tofu, my current protein of choice is BEANS!
Beans are a very easy substitute for chicken or beef in so many recipes and this legume offers protein and tons of fiber. Hey, they’re not called the musical fruit for nothing 😉
I don’t discriminate when it comes to beans and enjoy all kinds. The great thing is this food comes ready to eat in a can or you can boil them up yourself. Either way it’s super cheap. A can or bag of beans both come in under $2.00.
I am always coming up with new ways to eat beans, too. My most recent recipes include Easy Black Bean Soup and a new take on a classic – Chickpea Casserole. Here I subbed chickpeas for a chicken and threw all this into a casserole dish. Top with crushed crackers and cheese and bake.
This dish is packed with good stuff and is delicious. My meat-eating husband even loved it (but did request more cheese on his side).
If you’re not willing to completely bean-ify a recipe then I suggest making it half and half. Use half the amount of chicken or beef and add in beans. It doesn’t work with everything, but I’ve never been disappointed.
If you have any questions or want to share your bean love please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for having me, Jenn!