A friend of mine surprised us with this for dinner one night. She just delivered it to our door. I knew I had to have the recipe. It's such a different entree. Vegetarian and yet SO hardy! The instructions are long, but the process isn't. Don't let the length of the recipe scare you out of a delightful and interesting meal! Be sure to use your food processor to save some time!
This is a recipe I just tried last night for a flourless brownie. Flourless because it is made with BLACK BEANS!! Yes, that is right, black beans. I thought it would be really gross, but I thought I would give it a try anyway. This recipe is courtesy of Ania Catalano from her book "Baking with Agave Nectar : Over 100 Recipes Using Nature's Ultimate Sweetener." They are only really good when cold. When they are warm you can definitely taste the beans, but when cold you can't. Also, if you use instant coffee you might want to use a lot less than in the recipe because the coffee taste is really strong. Kids probably won't like that. My husband hates coffee and I think it was too much for him....decrease amount of coffee if you don't like it. This is from Ania Catalano's book "Baking with Agave Nectar: Over 100 Recipes Using Nature's Ultimate Sweetener."
Another one for my growing poverty foods cookbook - who says frugal can't taste fantastic? Thanks AJ from gourmet-recipes-from-around-the-world.
Soak the beans overnight (longer but uses no energy) or do the rapid soak - cover with water& bring to a boil, simmer 20 minutes, turn off heat, cover & let sit for an hour.
You wouldn't think tuna salad would be something a person would miss after going vegetarian/vegan, but every now and then, I crave it, and I want something simple - no cooking required! This recipe is perfect for a picnic; quick lunch; or a fast, light dinner. Chickpeas resemble the texture of tuna when you pulse them in a food processor. Spread this on some toasted bread with green leaf lettuce or dip into it with crackers. The best part? It's cholesterol and mercury free and super yummy!
A healthy mexican casserole dish that is really yummy and easy to make. For an added twist...if you like stuffed peppers, at step 5 stuff mix into 4-5 large bell peppers, add about 1/2 inch of water to the bottom of pan and bake for 30 minutes.Top with additional salsa and shredded cheese! Enjoy!
I love this dish! My late husband was from Cameroon (fr.West Africa) He taught me to cook their dishes. When I prepare these recipes, I am thankful for having the opportunity for such a wonderful cultural experience.
The more you make this dish, the better you get at it. Actually, the beans are a healthy food and very filling. You can add Meat and make this a one-dish meal. A loaf of french bread is great with it.
*062910-thank you toubabou-ke member_id=1342512 for pointing out the palm oil. I do use palm oil but for confusion sake I didn't post it. Just kept it simple for other chefs:P* I have also used coconut oil.
This is a tasty enchilada recipe that I made up when I stopped eating meat. Not vegan, but a great crowd pleaser. You can substitute different types of beans depending on preference. It is also possible to use just cheese for the topping, but the cream does help with flavor and consistency a lot.