One of the reasons, among many, that I don't tend to eat out or carry in is because the food that I make in my own kitchen is not only more affordable, but also much more interesting and nourishing than most of the restaurant offerings available. Take this vegan version of a Mexican classic — the burrito. Wraps are among my favorite comfort foods. When you make them at home, you can control the quality and number of ingredients that get all wrapped up.
In this instance, you won't miss the cheese because it's perfectly balanced, packed full of protein, and quite satisfying with a lingering sensation of spice. The inclusion of nutritional yeast as part of the sauce adds taste and texture that is very much like cheese. One of my dining companions was rather surprised when I told him that the meal was vegan, without any cheese, soy or otherwise. It's that good and the meal got rave reviews. I served it up with some baked sweet potato fries and a homemade tomato salsa.
I adapted the recipe from The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. A fairly recent acquisition of mine, I've only recently started cooking from this creative and innovative vegan cookbook that certainly proves vegan meals and treats never need be boring or lacking in substance. This burrito is a pleasing example. I pretty much stuck with the original recipe, but I did add some black beans for additional protein and texture and spiced it up a bit. I've been following Angela's blog for a while now and when I heard about her cookbook, I just knew that I would have to make space on my shelf. I'm glad I did.
This was on the menu with spicy sweet potato fries on the side and jalapeño salsa.
|Broccoli, Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito with Cashew Sauce|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out
Published on December 23, 2014
Hearty and zesty vegan black bean and quinoa burritos with a cashew cream sauce
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More burrito recipes to enjoy:
Pinto Bean and Avocado Burrito
Jalapeño Breakfast Burritos
Chipotle Black Bean, Millet and Quinoa Burritos
On the top of the reading stack: Baking by Hand : Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer
Audio Accompaniment: Robert Rich