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Two Bean Enchiladas

The name Enchilada comes from the spanish verb enchilar which mean “to add chili pepper to”. In this recipe we will be creating a savory filling wrapped in tortillas and topped off with a delicious chili sauce!

This recipe is adapted from The Garden Grazer.

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Two Bean Enchiladas
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Filling
Enchilada Sauce
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Filling
Enchilada Sauce
Instructions
Filling
  1. Dice onion and bell pepper and saute on medium heat for 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, dice tomatoes and drain and rinse beans
  3. Once onions are tender add smoked paprika, cumin, tomatoes, beans, and nutritional yeast. Stir and heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees and prepare enchilada sauce.
  5. Lightly oil a 9x13 baking dish and coat with a thin layer of enchilada sauce.
  6. Fill tortillas with filling and roll in, tucking in the sides. Place in dish and cover with enchilada sauce.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
Enchilada Sauce
  1. Heat oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat
  2. Add flour and spices and stir until lightly browned
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and broth until smooth. Continue cooking over medium until sauce slightly thickens.
Recipe Notes

These are great with sour cream or simple avocado!

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Fakin’ Bacon BLT Club Sandwich

This is a pretty obvious recipe but many people haven’t had the treat of a non-meat BLT yet – and that’s a shame! “Fake bacon” is available at most grocery stores now, and has come a long way in terms of flavor . Just make sure to read the list of ingredients – many companies put egg white in to make it crispier. Why make just a regular sandwich with these ingredients when the flavors are so good you can make it a double decker?

What’s tropical about this recipe,  you ask? Absolutely nothing except the fact that it’s a really simple – leaving  you lots of lounging time in the hammock!  Ahhhh.

Nice paired with an easy cold salad such as tossed dark greens, a healthy cole slaw, 3-bean salad, pickled beets, or tomatoes or cucumbers in vinaigrette.

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Fake Bacon BLT Club Sandwich
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 2 min.
Cook Time 5 min.
Servings
sandwich
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 2 min.
Cook Time 5 min.
Servings
sandwich
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Spread the mayo on the bread - wait - you've made a sandwich before, right? Usually not my favorite part of a loaf, the heels in this case hold all the inner fixins' in nicely.
Recipe Notes

This has almost all the flavor but none of the carcinogens and sadness of real bacon.  Back in 2015, processed meats (hot dogs, bacon, ham, sausage, deli meats, etc.) were classified as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization, so this is a much better option for your health - not to mention the pig's!

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Plantain and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

This is a sweet and spicy burrito that will get you up and ready to take on the day!

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Plantain and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
burritos
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
burritos
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel plantains and slice into ~1/2 inch slices.
  2. Add plantains, water, and juice from one lime into a small saucepan. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer until soft (15-20 minutes).
  3. When soft mash with a fork and season with salt if desired.
  4. Add beans and salsa to a small saucepan and bring to medium-low heat stirring occasionally for 3 minutes.
  5. Place a quarter of plantains and beans and salsa onto each warmed tortilla.
  6. Fold in the sides and roll up!
  7. Optional: I like to serve with a lime wedge and fresh mango.
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Easy Açaí

Ahhh… açaí (pronounced ‘ah.sigh.ee’).

 A small purple berry picked from a palm tree and packed with nutrition!

These babies are filled with:

  • Antioxidants – more than blueberries!
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • and more!

Don’t worry if you don’t live in Brazil where the berry grows- the frozen packs will give you all the nutrition.

If you haven’t shopped for acai before, check the frozen isle of your grocery store. The most common brand sold is Sambazon which can also be ordered online! Alternatively, I hear Trader Joe’s sells their own brand in stores that I have yet to try.

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Easy Açaí
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
bowl
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
bowl
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut open frozen acai packet and place in blender
  2. For a dryer bowl: blend alone until crumbled well
  3. For a creamier bowl: add a splash of nut milk and blend until smooth
  4. Cut fruit in to preferred shapes- get creative!
  5. Add fruit and granola and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe is very basic and can be customized!

If you like it smoother blend with more milk.

If you like it sweeter blend with a teaspoon of agave.

If you like it nutty add a tablespoon of peanut or almond butter.

If you like it fruity, cut up all the fruit in your kitchen and add it on top!

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