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The Beans Go Carnivorous

January 17th, 2007 at 06:09 am

I was a vegetarian for 10 years. Then, I went to Germany for 3 months. I came back an omnivore.

Mr. Bean, although never a vegetarian, was raised by a vegetarian Mom, and grew up on a largely vegetarian diet. Neither of us has a strong preference / taste for meat and we’re both runners and health conscious- so, even though I’ve shed my vegetarian title, we don’t eat it meat too often.

When I do eat meat, I tend to want to try what I consider more interesting meat. No, not organ meat, but not chicken breasts. So, when I ran across turkey drumsticks on sale for $1.19 / lb I figured they might be fun to try.

I used a recipe Moroccan Turkey Drumsticks and served with some cumin-roasted potatoes and a salad. This was all just so very different than how we normally eat (which is typically some sort of concocted vegetarian one–pot wonder).

The result—ehhh. Decent, but not something I’ll make again. It was fun in a weird way to eat these HUGE drumsticks—I felt a little like I was attending a medieval feast.

2 Responses to “The Beans Go Carnivorous”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    Cumin roasted potatoes sound interesting...

  2. threebeansalad Says:

    The cumin-roasted potatoes was not a new recipe. It's tasty and quick, but nothing Earth-shattering.

    Cumin Roasted Potatoes

    Recipe By :Cooking Light April 2006
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Potatoes

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    2 Lg Baking Potatoes
    1 Tbsp Olive Oil
    1 Tsp Ground Cumin
    1 Tsp Minced Garlic
    1/2 Tsp Salt
    1/4 Tsp Ground Red Pepper

    Cut unpeeled potatoes into 1/2 inch slices/chunks. Arrange on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

    Comine olive oil with cumin, salt, garlic, red pepper in a small bowl. Spoon over potato slices, tossing well to coat.

    Bake at 500 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 422 Calories; 14g Fat (29.7% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 68g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 1092mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 3 Fat.

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