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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Quick Dinner Idea

It's been awhile since I've posted a blog, but here's a quick dinner idea I wanted to share with you.  It's a sauteed red peppers and onions with re-fried beans over rice.  It's topped with some vegan sour cream.  Here are some photos to illustrate just how quickly this comes together.



1 T. extra-virgin olive oil  

1 onion, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 can Amy's re-fried black beans

Sea Salt

Vegan Sour Cream - I used "Follow Your Heart"



1.  Place olive oil and onions in a skillet over medium heat.  When the onions begin to sizzle add a pinch of sea salt.

 Sauteed Onions

 2. When the onions begin to soften, add the red pepper and a pinch of sea salt and saute until the peppers are tender. 



3.  Add the can of re-fried beans and heat through.  Season with sea salt if desired.

RefriedBeanswithOnionsandPeppers.jpg Canofre-friedbeans.jpg

4.  Serve over whole grain.  I used brown rice and topped it with vegan sour cream.  I also served this with a side of roasted veggies (carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, onion and asparagus), but you could simply serve it with a salad or a side of leafy cooked greens.  You could also add some green vegetables to the onions and peppers and saute them all together.


Suggestion: As always, cook once and eat several times.  Double or triple the recipe (depending on how many people you're cooking for) and serve the leftover re-fried beans in a sprouted-grain tortilla with diced tomato, diced avocado and topped with vegan sour cream for lunch the following day.  Healthy and satisfying. 


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