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

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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

Polenta and Black Bean “Nachos”

I'm home sick today - it seems that both Lucy and I caught the same stomach bug. I didn't think that was possible, but we did share a spoonful of peanut butter the other night... Anyways, after our walk this morning I started feeling a little better (and I think she's on the mend as … Continue reading Polenta and Black Bean “Nachos”

Meatless Monday: the Tuesday edition ;)

So yesterday just flat-out sucked. I had a miserable day at work, and then after I got home, took Lucy for her walk, and ate some dinner I was just done. I did open my blog and clicked on "New Post," but that was it. I never even typed a single word! So without further … Continue reading Meatless Monday: the Tuesday edition ;)

BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers with Vegan Potato Salad

Tonight was my 2nd time making these burgers - they are sooooo good! I think the recipe I adapted it from came from animalplace.tumblr.com, but when I went there looking for it (to give credit) I can't find it. But anyways, I altered it enough that it's now my own recipe :) BBQ Black bean … Continue reading BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers with Vegan Potato Salad

Southwestern Quinoa and Black Beans

My newest food obsession is (Old El Paso) Refried Black Beans. Mix 'em up with some quinoa, throw in a bit of SW flair, and Yum!   This picture really doesn't do it much justice, but oh wow did it come out good! I, of course, added fresh salsa and guacamole to the finished recipe. … Continue reading Southwestern Quinoa and Black Beans