Posted on | April 24, 2012 | 36 Comments
the first week i had instagram, i posted a photo of our new favorite dinner and have since gotten eleventeen questions about it. so i thought i’d share the goodness! we recently decided to cut out the majority of animal products from our diet (weekends are exceptions – for now). i love love love cheese and i love meat but during the week we have cut those things out and i have been feeling really good. sure, there are holidays and birthdays and special occasions (hello, pms) and i’ve given myself permission to not feel guilty then. but for the most part i end up feeling crummy after i eat dairy and meat, so making the switch hasn’t been that hard.
aaaaanyways, my friend Amy told me about this blog the vegan stoner and i love it. i really wanted to try tempeh because i don’t really love tofu, nor did i want to overload us with soy products (edited to add: turns out i can’t read and tempeh does in fact have soy beans in it. it also has rice, barley and millet. it’s perfect for this dish because of the rice-y texture. anyways, thanks Michelle for the heads up!). when i saw their super bean bowl i was sold. using the recipe + one change + one added nom, we now have our favorite dinner. it’s seriously SO easy and beyond yummy.
i buy our tempeh at trader joes. it’s the only one i’ve tried so i don’t know about any others, but it’s a brick-like package and i just crumble it up. we also love black beans, so we substitute that for refried.
p.s. Harper loves this dinner, too.
one package of tempeh
one can black beans, drained
i crumble the tempeh into a bowl and pour on some regular salsa, a few splashes of lime juice and a few of tapatio. stir it up real good and then heat that in a skillet on medium. meanwhile, heat up your beans, chop your avocado and prepare your mouthparts for massive amounts of yum.
after the beans and tempeh are heated, pile ‘em in a bowl and top with avocado, cilantro, hot sauce, etc. i have yet to find or try vegan sour cream, but the first time we made this i did put regular on top and it was glorious. also if you have a trader joes nearby, i consider this to be the best topping to this bowl:
i’m not kidding we eat this twice a week. so easy, so yummy. thanks so much vegan stoner for the awesome easy recipe (and overall awesome blog)!