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


Vegan Taco Bake

Trust me, this tastes much better than it looks :) Vegan Taco Bake  1 large red onion, chopped 1 bunch (about 6) scallions, chopped (remove bulb, use both white and green parts) 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 package Lightlife Smart Ground (Mexican-style) 1 … Continue reading Vegan Taco Bake

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 – Pueblo Pie (Day 4 #writeandrun31)

That Pueblo Pie I made last night... it was DELICIOUS! I thought about waiting until tomorrow to post this, but since I tend to blog later in the evening Meatless Monday will be almost over. So here you go... Pueblo Pie (Tex-Mex Lasagna) -adapted from a Dr. McDougall recipe Ingredients: Sauce: 1.5 cup veggie broth … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Pueblo Pie (Day 4 #writeandrun31)

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”

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

mEatless Monday (and March summary)

Back on track day 1. It didn't start so great since I left for work without my food. Thankfully I have stuff that I keep at my office for those "just in case" days. Breakfast was an Amy's Organic Black Bean and Tomato Burrito, and lunch was an Amy's Mexican Casserole, topped with guacamole. Got … Continue reading mEatless Monday (and March summary)

Mashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad

I'm up a few pounds (again - UGH!), so I decided it's time to try out, and come up with, some new recipes. I headed over to Pinterest for a little inspiration, and after seeing several variations of meals that combine chickpeas and avocados I came up with this refreshing "salad." It's really more like … Continue reading Mashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad

Meatless Monday: (Recipe Makeover) Tahini Lime Quinoa Salad

Happy Meatless Monday! It's been busy around here with the holidays, and all the shopping, baking, and stress that goes along with the holidays! No sooner do I get something wrapped and under the tree before Lucy and Bogey have the bows and ribbons destroyed and the packages chewed halfway open ;) I haven't come … Continue reading Meatless Monday: (Recipe Makeover) Tahini Lime Quinoa Salad