Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Favorites!

Hey, all!

Well, as I mentioned on Monday, I have found some great vegetarian recipes. So for my Friday Favorites, I HAVE to share with you this vegan recipe that I absolutely could eat everyday for lunch (and pretty much do eat everyday for lunch).

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

1tBsp olive oil
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
8oz of organic tempeh, crumbled
1 tsp cumin
1 tBsp chili powder
1 yam or sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
10oz can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes
10 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
whole wheat flour tortillas
lettuce

** Heat oil in a skillet and add onion and pepper. Cook until softened. Add tempeh and brown slightly. Then add seasonings, tomatoes and potato. Cover and lower heat. Simmer until potato softened about 10 min or so. Then add beans and cook until heated through.

(Of course, I take the vegan out of it and add a little Greek yogurt or sour cream inside before I wrap it up with a little added chopped cilantro too)
YUMMO!!

Two things about this recipe: 1) What is tempeh? Check here. It's a good source of protein. Of course for me, it's kind of...well...nasty. But mixed in with the right foods and seasonings, then it takes quite good. I buy mine at an organic health food store.
And 2) don't cheat and use regular diced tomatoes. Use the FIRE-ROASTED. What a difference. So good!

Have you ever had tempeh? Any plans for this long weekend?
Enjoy and have a great weekend!

29 comments:

Heather Sunseri said...

MMMMMMMM. I just "favorited" this post so I could come back later and make this yummy-looking recipe.

Julie Jarnagin said...

Yum!

Em-Musing said...

Sweet potatoes and black beans? You just cooked two of my favorites, though I never put them together. I think now I might.

Jessica R. Patch said...

I knew what my comment was going to be until you answered it with the tempeh link.

No, can't say I've ever had any! My plans this weekend is to work on a proposal and catch up on Downton Abbey! Have you watched that?

Wendy Paine Miller said...

You've piqued my curiosity. Never had it. Now I want to try it.
~ Wendy

Linda G. said...

Mmmm...sounds delicious! I do love black beans and sweet potatoes. I've never tried them together, though. I'll have to give this a try. Er, if I can convince hubs to cook it for me...)

Anne Gallagher said...

This sounds so good. I am so hungry right now! Have a great weekend.

Old Kitty said...

Oooh I am salivating!!! Take care
x

Sutton Fox said...

Would have never thought of putting black beans and sweet potatoes together. Although I like them both. And tempeh? Never heard of it. The recipe soumds so good I'm going to try it for sure!

Liza said...

The recipe looks good and I learned about tempeh too. Thanks!

Wendy said...

Sounds yummy. Please post a pic of tomorrow's lunch if you're having it. 

Southpaw said...

Sweet potatoes and black beans are a winning combination and so pretty too.

Josh Hoyt said...

Hmm this sounds good I will have to try it out.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

You and Southpaw both did a recipe today. Are you guys trying to make me hungry?! Roland

Sigh. This new 2 word verification hurts my eyes trying to make them out. I am merely a humble visitor to your cyber-home, so I know it is yours to do with as you please, of course. Thank you for always having an enjoyable post, Roland

Oh, and I am cyborg not a robot, thank you very much! :-)

Ayda Recknagel said...

Mmm... That recipe sounds amazing! I'm going to try it this weekend.

Jessica Lemmon said...

I've had tempeh work out well (tempeh meatloaf) and not so well (tempeh bacon), but once you get the hang of it, it is pretty good! This recipe is similar to one I tried last week (from The Happy Herbivore), a sweet potato topped with black beans, hot sauce, green onions and cilantro. At first I was all, "Sweet potato?" then I was like, "Sweet potato!" ;) Thanks for sharing that recipe, I will have to try it!

Sandra Cox said...

I didn't realize you were a vegan, Jennifer. I'm a vegetarian. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Susanne Drazic said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll have to give it a try. The fire roasted tomatoes are awesome. They are great in taco salad, chili, and even spaghetti, if you want it to have a bit of a kick. I've never tried tempeh. I've thought about it a few times, but have never given in.

TheBookGirl said...

Great recipe Jennifer, and good luck on your new life as a vegetarian :)

I've been a veggie for years, and have recently toyed with the idea of going vegan -- problem is I love my dairy a bit too much -- yogurt in particular -- so i don't really think it is going to happen anytime soon.
And, FYI, I have never really developed a taste for tempeh :(

Congrats on finishing your book!

Melissa McClone said...

This looks great! Now that Lent is starting in a couple of days I'm always looking for vegetarian recipes to use on Fridays!

Nancy said...

Your recipe sounds wonderful. Never tried tempeh, but I just heard about it this weekend. What a coincidence. I guess I should get some. What foods does it taste good in again?

This is my third try on those words.

Karen Lange said...

Sounds good! Thanks for sharing this, Jennifer!

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Thanks for the tempeh link because I was just about to ask! I was suspecting it was like tofu, but I see now it's not.

I'm not a vegetarian, but that recipe does sound really good! (It also isn't helping that I'm hungry right now. Ha, ha!)

Susan Fields said...

No, I've never heard of tempeh. But your recipe sounds so healthy and tasty!

Carolyn V said...

I've never had tempeh, but the recipe sounds sooo gooood! Mmmm. Thanks for sharing Jennifer!

Kara said...

This sounds wonderful! Will be putting on my meatless Friday menu:)

Terri Tiffany said...

It sounds so good! I love eating vegetarian meals:)

Cheryl Klarich said...

Sounds great!!
Something must be going around (in a good way)... so many people are going for fresh and healthier ways these days! Patti Lacy's blog is featuring vegan recipes too!

Diane said...

Sounds like a crazy and wild recipe way too spicy for my dainty taste-buds. Glad its so good for you and you enjoy it. :O)