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Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Black Bean Tortillas super quick black bean tortillas

2nd February 2016

This is fast food but not of the unhealthy variety. Black bean tortillas are very quick to make…which makes them perfect for lunch.

Serves 4

  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 tin of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of basil
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pink salt
  • 1/4 cup of raw cashews
  • 2 ripe avocados, chopped into cubes

Start by making the pesto by adding the basil, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cashews to a food processor and whizz until you have a course pesto consistency.

Next toss the drained and rinsed beans, avocado and pesto together in a mixing bowl and then set this ‘filling’ aside for the flavours to infuse.

Lastly heat and ‘toast’ the tortillas in a dry pan on both sides until they start swelling/ forming air bubbles in the middle.

Serve the tortillas flat on a plate with a generous serving of the black bean filling, these are to be eaten rolled or folded, with your hands.

Happy eating, with love, from the Yoga Kitchen

Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Bean Chili (vegan) bean chili

5th November 2015

Did you know that beans are a low fat, high energy food? Pretty perfect then, right?

I add beans to salads, tortillas and soup. But a bean chili is my favourite way to eat them.

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 (375ml) cups of dried black beans, soaked overnight
  • 8 medium ripe vine tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper, finely cubed
  • 2 carrots, finely cubed
  • 1.5  cup of shredded spinach
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of coriander, pinch of cinnamon, pinch of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of vwggie stock powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Coconut oil for stirfrying the veggies.

Start by cooking draining the overnight soaked beans, then transfer them to a cooking pot and add plenty of fresh, salted water, they will need aprox. 45 min on the hob, at medium heat.

Then chop and sauté the onions, carrots and pepper in a deep pan/ skillet3 for about 10 mintes, stirring frequently. Use coconut oil.

Next add the garlic and spices, and stir-fry for another 5 minutes, then add the chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper and sugar, and then turn down the heat, placing a lid on the pan, letting it simmer for approx. 15 minutes.

Lastly add the cooked beans and shopped spinach and give it a further 20 minutes on low heat, with the lid on.

Serve with quinoa, and a spicy sprinkle of cayenne pepper.