Coconut rice and beans ochos rios (WW International Cookbook, 1977)
I have been trying to incorporate more beans and whole grains like wild rice into my eating also since I had some health problems a couple of months ago. I went to my OB-GYN with some concerns, and she sent me for some bloodwork. The bloodwork was inconclusive about my issues, and I was sent for a biopsy to rule out cancer as a cause (fortunately, I heard back a few weeks later that the sample was benign). But the bloodwork showed elevated levels of something in my liver, so I was sent to a liver specialist to follow up. They did a scan, which I am now waiting on results for - I should hear from them this week, which is hopefully positive ... the technician said I'd hear in three weeks at a scheduled follow-up unless something was serious, and then the doctor would contact me earlier to come in. So I am feeling a little more relieved, even though there's still a little anxiety about the uncertainty of what the next step is. In the meantime, though, I am just trying to eat better and be more active. I started WW again after the first meeting with the OB-GYN, and now I am down 30 pounds four and a half months later. I feel a lot better, so I am optimistic about the liver scan and improved future bloodwork.