Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mexican Beans and Quinoa

I really wanted to test out my new hot sauce. Its the one from Steamrollers, but the black label. Which means extra spicy! Its called Valentina Mexican Hot Sauce. I made another one pot meal......well that's a lie, it was two pots. I love beans and rice meals because they are so easy to make, anyone can do it, and you usually have all the ingredients. Well I do anyways. This time I subbed out the rice and used quinoa for some added protein.

That's me holding it, all proud. I got the big bottle! Cuz I'm a big girl now. ;) That's my family crest too, its Japanese.

Mexican Beans and Quinoa
2 cups dry quinoa, cooked according to package
1 can black beans
2 celery
2 cups frozen mixed veggies
1 cup frozen green beans
1/4 onion
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 to 1/2 cup salsa
Valentina hot sauce

1. Saute the onions in a small amount of water if you are avoiding oil.
2. Add frozen veggies and cook until heated thoroughly.
3. Add remaining ingredients except for salsa and quinoa. Cook for 10 minutes.
4. Once quinoa is cooked, add to the pot with the veggies.
5. Stir in salsa and hot sauce to your taste. Enjoy!

Tip: Add a quarter of a sliced avocado on top for some good fat and creamy taste.

For 1

For 2

Vegan brownie bites!!!

My sweet friend Grant picked up some Vegan Brownie Bites from Capers for me as he knows I'm a chocolate fanatic! They were SOOOO good. I had 3! ahh.

He was also telling me about some chocolate peanut butter vegan cookies at Delany's on Denman........I might have to make a trip there after my workout tonight. :)





  1. I have HAD that cookie from Delanys - its AMAZING. DO IT!

  2. You don't need to tell me twice!