Happy National Bean Day! To celebrate I made black beans from scratch then made stuffed baked potatoes. Mine had plant based meat crumbles and my husband’s had bison. Then black beans, cheese, cilantro, tomatoes and of course, tapatio.
Like most of my recipes, this one is a mother of invention with leftovers and needing to use up some spinach.
It was absolutely delicious and I will be making it again!
Tofu With Red Curry Sauce
1 Tsp Prepared Red Curry Paste, 1/2 a can of Coconut Milk, a couple shakes of fish sauce or coconut aminos if vegan. Baked Teriyaki Tofu.
Directions: cube the baked Tofu. For the sauce add all the ingredients except tofu. Whisk together and bring to gentle boil. Turn off and mix in tofu.
Ingredients: 1 bag spinach, 1/4 cup vegetable broth, 1 tsp chopped garlic, salt & pepper.
Put all the ingredients into a pot and cover with a lid. Cook until spinach wilts.
To assemble dish: put Spinach in the bottom of the bowl. Add leftover rice (or cauliflower rice) If using leftover Tofu Curry, heat until hot. Pour over spinach and rice. The curry sauce will heat the rice. Add sesame seeds and or shiracha if desired.
Mexican Coleslaw. Fresh, quick, delicious lunch. 1 package coleslaw mix 1/2 can black beans drained and rinsed 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 1/2 cup chopped red onion 2 Tbs chopped jalapenos 2 Tbs dried cranberries. Garlic Salt Cumin Cayenne Pepper Mexican Oregano Dressing: 1 Tbs honey (or maple syrup if vegan) 1/4 olive oil 1 tsp ACV Juice of 1/2 orange Orange zest Tapatio (a couple shakes)
Mix together salad ingredients. Mix dressing together in a bowl with a fork. Pour over coleslaw. Mix together. Serve with tortilla chips. Extra- precooked shrimp, sprinkle taco seasoning over and squeeze fresh orange juice, mix together and add to slaw.
Today, I had a page of coleslaw mix in my fridge that needed to be used. I am trying to avoid going to the store so it was a “what’s in the pantry” challenge. This quarantine feels like a continual episode of Chopped. I did not have lime but the fresh orange really made this light and refreshing with the spice and jalapenos. The cranberries added a nice pop that really played well off the other flavors. It made a delicious, light lunch to enjoy in the AZ sunshine. You can keep it vegan or add some shrimp for a more filling meal.
Fall has finally come to Arizona and it is a beautiful 81 degrees today.
The new puppy woke me up at 6 am and I had a can of pumpkin, so what better way to start a Sunday then with a good cup of coffee and some protein packed energy bites to get me through the week.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
1 TBS Canned Pumpkin
1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
4 oz of Non-Dairy Milk (your choice)
Stevia or Monkfruit to desired sweetness
Place all ingredients in a small mason jar and shake until well mixed.
Pumpkin Energy Bites
1 Cup Dates
1 TBS Molasses
1 TBS Maple Syrup or Honey
2 TBS Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Oatmeal
1 Scoop Protein Powder
2 TBS Hemp Seed
2 TBS Chia Seed
2 TBS Flaxseed (ground)
2 Tsp Pumpkin Spice
Salt (to taste)
2 TBS Dried Cranberries
2 TBS Raw Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
In a blender or food processor mix dates, molasses, syrup, nut butter and vanilla. Then add dry ingredients and pumpkin, mix again. Scoop out into a bowl and fold in cranberries, seeds and chocolate chips. Roll into balls and refrigerate.