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    It’s Meatless Monday-Smoky Black Bean Nachos

    One item that’s a staple in my pantry is black beans. I think they have a better consistency and taste than lots of other varieties which makes them perfect for vegetarian recipes. In this Meatless Monday meal I’ve used them as a topping, along with a cheese sauce to make nachos. The smoky flavor comes from a combination of three things, liquid smoke, chipotle pepper, and smoked paprika, all three of which can be found at most grocery stores or online. About 6-7 ounces of tortilla chips or strips (About half a 13 ounce package) 2 14 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 14 ounce can stewed tomatoes,…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Baby Bella Mushroom Bhajis with Mango Dipping Sauce

    Bhajis are always on the buffet menu at a nearby Indian restaurant. I have to admit when I go back for seconds they’re usually the goodies I pick. Intrigued to know if they were simple to make at home, I did some research. My first batch, made with cauliflower, were great but way too hot for my liking. Now I think I’ve found the right level of spice but if you like things super-hot you can double ingredients like chili powder. They use chickpea flour and I found mine online at Vitacost.com and I keep it in the freezer. The flour does tend to make them on the dry side…

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