Instant Pot Spicy Black Beans

They aren’t really instant, but they are pretty fast. You can do this in any pressure cooker, though I made them in the IP today. Ingredients1 pound dried black beans1 onion, diced2 jalapeño, sliced5 cups water or vegetable broth 2 TBSP cumin2 cans Rotel tomatoes (or just diced tomatoes and add another jalapeño)1 lime, juicedSalt to taste Process– If you would like to soak your beans for 6-8 hours ahead of time, you can cut at least 10 minutes from the time below.– Combine all ingredients except salt in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.– Cook on high pressure for … Continue reading

Sourdough Banana Pecan Bread

This recipe makes 2 loaves in standard loaf pans. And it’s delicious! Ingredients 2 cups sourdough starter (~ 1 cup can be older discard from fridge) 4 large bananas, mashed 4 tablespoons vegan butter 2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/3 cups chopped pecans 1/2 cup chocolate chips if desired Process Preheat oven to 350* Mix bananas, butter, and vanilla well (I used a hand mixer) In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, flours, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon … Continue reading

Eating Vegan When the Cash Isn’t Flowing

Sometimes, like Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, you’re broke. We all either have been or will be there. And when there is a worldwide pandemic that has decreased income and increase prices, more than just a few folks have ended up broke. A limited budget can be a deterrent to making the choice to go vegan, or sometimes people believe that you can’t do it – or maintain it – on a budget. It’s true that there are rarely amazing sales, loss leaders, or coupons for fresh nutritious food. But, eating vegan and maintaining a budget-friendly diet are not an impossible combination. You don’t … Continue reading