Good recipes to share with friends.
Here is a super easy and budget-wise recipe that even I was able to pull off while on crutches. Granted, I had to seriously call upon my yoga practice to provide me with the needed balance getting the few pound casserole in and out of the oven. Not to mention this probably took me at least twice as long as it would take a spryer bodied person to make it.
I’m usually not a big fan of using canned vegetables and such. I’ve done this recipe with fresh ingredients and it still turns out quite well. It’s really important to keep all the tomato juices if this is your plan of action. The complete DIY approach allows you to keep the sodium down so if that’s a dietary consideration for your potluck then it might be worth sacrificing the time.
If you recall a month or so ago I made some pitas that reminded me of galaxies. Well, it’s happened again. I had the above picture sitting on my desktop as I prepared to write this entry and every time I saw it I thought it was a galaxy. Of course, I couldn’t remember saving a picture of a galaxy to my computer recently (this is something I am known to do on an infrequent basis). I asked the reverse Google image search to see if it agreed with me. It said, “no, that is a sports field or swimming pool.” We all see things differently.
I guess since we’re still exploring this seemingly infinite universe of ours, anything could look like a galaxy if you squint enough. Look at Galaxy Zoo and the My Galaxies font! If you haven’t written your name in galaxies yet, you haven’t lived. You should probably click that link, really. And, can we just talk about the “O” there? The one in “POTLUCK” totally looks like the unmixed casserole. You know, if you tilt your head and squint some more… Yeah.
Anywho…. This is actually a really special post as it’s part of the Virtual Vegan Potluck that I found out about from Somer on her Vedged Out blog. I’m super stoked to be taking part. Now, just a word of warning – I don’t only post vegan food, although I do post a lot of it. Vegan food is great for potlucks. If you’re a regular Oh My Potluck follower then I encourage you to check out at least some of the 105 bloggers taking part, from 14 countries (that’s a good chunk of the universe, right? It all ties together now). If you visited from the potluck, then welcome. I hope you can find some other great recipes on my blog.
For all the guests I’ve put together a “my favourite music” playlist for listening pleasure whilst you cook. Admittedly, you’ll be listening to most of wait while the dish is in the oven.
Watch above or on Youtube.
Beyond the Black Bean Casser-Olé
(Found on Astray)
Makes about 6 main dishes but can work for 10-15 people if served in smaller portions.