Meatless Monday: Mexican no-Meat Loaf

Before I get to the recipe, here's my usual weekly run summary thingamabob for last week :) I'm still super proud of my 30+ miles in only 5 days! Okay, onto the yumminess! This recipe is an adaptation of the Black Bean Loaf from One Green Planet. I kept the beans and oats the same, … Continue reading Meatless Monday: Mexican no-Meat Loaf

New Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole, and I made my Running Goal!

Before I get to the recipe, I wanted to share that I made my running goal for the month! 100.56 miles to be exact. I ran twice yesterday so I wouldn't have such a long run today. Breaking the 13.1 miles apart like that definitely helped! I ran 3.7 miles at lunch yesterday (in the … Continue reading New Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole, and I made my Running Goal!

Meatless Monday – Chipotle Black Bean Wraps (and the usual other stuff)

I really can't believe I hadn't already posted this recipe because I eat it almost every day! Chipotle Black Bean Wraps Ingredients: 1/4 cup Reduced Fat Vegenaise 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke 1 tsp Chipotle chili powder (Spicy!) 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 can (15oz) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 tsp … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Chipotle Black Bean Wraps (and the usual other stuff)

Meatless Monday – Black Bean and Sriracha Pasta

This is delicious, spicy, and easy! Go make it now :) 1 box (approx 12oz) pasta - I used Barilla Veggie Penne Pasta 1 can (approx 15oz) black beans (don't drain!) 3 Tbsp Tahini 3 Tbsp Sriracha 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 tsp Agave (or any sweetener) 4 scallions, … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Black Bean and Sriracha Pasta

Zucchini, Black Bean, and Black Olive Burritos

This was my 2nd time making these, and Wow are they good! This time I took pictures as I went along so that I could share it with you :) This recipe is adapted from the one in Isa Chandra's book Appetite for Reduction. I highly recommend this (and all of her) book(s)! Zucchini, Black … Continue reading Zucchini, Black Bean, and Black Olive Burritos

Quinoa, Black bean, and Sweet Potato chili

A couple weeks ago I found and tried THIS recipe. While my husband really liked it, it was just "off" somehow for me. Today I decided to do a recipe makeover with it, and Wow! I'm so glad I did! By omitting the oil, subbing salsa and cilantro base for the tomato paste, using homemade … Continue reading Quinoa, Black bean, and Sweet Potato chili