Recent Eats Out

Quinoa burger at Dempsey’s Burger Pub – Wichita. We weren’t too fond of it. The texture was too mushy. We later found out the quinoa is mixed with potato to make the patty. They also offer a portobello burger. Not sure if we’ll return to try it or not.14355052_10209224094032659_8113514501487458060_n

Veggie burrito at Best Burrito in Harrisonville, Missouri. We both thought it was really good.

Excellent Veggie hummus wrap from Morub Seasoning at the Pedaler’s Jamboree Iowa.img_2870

Avocado sandwich and pasta salad at Merle’s Place in Wichita. A favorite of ours.img_2951

Black bean burger at Chili’s. img_2958

Recent Eats At Home

Mexican lentil bowl. Lentils cooked with onion and spices and served with a variety of veggies.img_3098

Eggplant, rice & refried bean burrito. I tossed the eggplant in a little oil, cumin, garlic powder and chile powder then roasted.img_3185

Daiya mac & cheese with, mushroom, onion, cabbage, spinach and jalapeno topped with salsa.14067858_10208977974079814_2479913236893393110_o

Potato, onion, olive, cabbage, kale, spinach, edamame, carrot, corn and mushroom tacos.14124416_10208992131873750_6972008959950325421_o

Spaghetti squash from a friends garden stuffed with a mixture of it’s own innards, shredded Brussels sprouts, Gimme Lean and spices. Topped with Daiya mozzarella.13765859_10208715708123329_8788289935457290876_o

Snacking on chips and sauce. Squash chips and gochujang sauce.13717402_10208774327788784_6720692484378144409_o

Kids Summer Visit 2016

Last of the photos and a video from the kids visit.

Re-fried Beans

Notes: This made enough beans for 2 bean and rice burritos.

1 can pinto beans
1/2 yellow onion finely diced
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
Dash of salt
1 cup veggie broth

Saute the onion over medium heat until softened.
Add the spices and garlic and stir in.
Add half the beans and broth and mash until smooth.
Add other half of beans and broth and mash again.
Simmer on low until desired consistency is reached.

Part way through cooking.

Part way through cooking.



Refried Bean Enchiladas


Corn tortillas
Refried beans
Enchilada sauce
Black olives
Baby spinach

Brush sauce on the tortillas.
Place beans, spinach and olives on tortillas.
Roll them up.
Place enchiladas in a baking dish.
Pour sauce over enchiladas.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or so.

I generally mix in spices with the refried beans. Onion, garlic, cumin and chile powders.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Chickpea salad sandwich with romaine on home-made bread.

Chickpea salad sandwich with romaine on home-made bread.

For the chickpea salad I cooked the chickpeas in a pan along with some liquid smoke, coffee, black pepper and garlic powder. I smashed them a bit while cooking and once all liquid was absorbed/dissolved I mixed with Veganaise, dill relish and minced onion.

Note: I also make this without cooking the chickpeas.

Spicy Cauliflower Tacos


I chop/break apart the cauliflower into pretty small pieces then toss them in a mix of a Mexican hot sauce (like Valentina) and little oil till the small florets are coated. Roast them in 400 oven till well done (nearly burnt) 30+ minutes.
Top the tacos with a slaw made of red cabbage, mayo (I use Veganaise) and whatever spices. I included cumin, onion powder and chile powder). I also added chopped green onion.