Fill Up My Belly Tank!! Cornmeal!!!
Updated: Jan 22, 2020
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At the beginning of each year I go into detox mode for a few days or weeks. I don’t eat meats, sweets, or any dairy products. I also stay away from white bread and white rice. I eat a lot of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, grains and drink lots of water.
Many times, when you are in detox mode there may not be many foods that are filling, but I have a solution. It’s called “cornmeal”; this is just dried corn which is grinded fine, medium or coarse. I love to eat this kind of food because its not only satisfying, but it’s a healthy alternative to rice.
To make this type of meal you will need the medium or coarse cornmeal. I will be using the coarse cornmeal, a wooden spoon, olive oil, & garlic paste. You can also use vegan butter or coconut oil.
If it is your first-time cooking cornmeal, you should start with the medium instead, of the coarse cornmeal because it’s easier for beginners, and it takes a lesser time to cook.
1. First you pour some oil in a pot and sauté the garlic paste. You don’t have to use the garlic, I prefer it because of the taste it gives the cornmeal.
2. Then you pour a few cups of water; don’t ask how many cups of water because sometimes I be winging it when cooking. Just know that you should, slightly see the cornmeal, when you place it in the pot.
3. You should rinse your cornmeal, because there are some white and black things that come up, when you are rinsing the cornmeal, that should be thrown away. Look how the cornmeal was rinsed in a small bowl, but filled a big pot.
4. Wait until the water boils to place the cornmeal in pot.
5. When the water begins to boil, after placing the cornmeal, this is when the wooden spoon comes in handy. The wooden spoon will help eliminate the lumps that will form in the cornmeal. I have tried other spoons, but nothing does a better job than the “woodster”(Wooden Spoon)
6. Since I used the coarse cornmeal cooking time should be 45 minutes to 1 hour.
7. Basically, all you would need to do is constantly stir & add water to cornmeal as needed
8. When the cornmeal is fully cooked, there should be no lumps & a nice smooth consistency like so.
I will be eating this meal with avocado and a mango smoothie from the brand Naked.
This is not the only way that you can eat cornmeal, it can be eaten with fish, chicken, beef especially when the meat has a sauce, these combinations will make a delicious meal trust me.
When I make this meal, it will last for 2 to 3 days because I don’t have a lot time to cook every day.
The next day the cooked cornmeal will lose its smoothness, but you can still eat it. Some people will re-cook by adding it to a pot of salt and water and this will bring back its smooth consistency, but I don’t have time for that, I just eat it just the way it is.
Hey if this is too much work, just go buy cooked cornmeal from a restaurant; at least you have an idea on how to cook it, when you do want to try.
Make sure you get that cornmeal, so your hunger can stay on the fill.
All advice are my own. Thanks for the support.