Tuesday, October 28, 2008
VeganMoFo: Out of the pantry and onto the plate.
It's kind of fun going through the ingredients I have in my pantry and fridge and trying to come up with a meal suitable for dinner. I was out of fresh vegetables and didn't want to spend any money at the store today so I took these items...
Brown rice, tahini, canned tomatoes and frozen green beans.
...and made Creamy Chickpea Tahini Casserole. I've made this before and it is delicious especially with chickpeas. I didn't have any today so I used frozen green beans. This casserole is so good, creamy and really healthy too. I normally use white rice but I had this bag of brown basmati sitting in my pantry for a while and wanted to use it up. The green beans were a good stand in for the chickpeas even though they were a little overcooked. I served the rice with a bean salad that I made yesterday. I only made a half recipe of the casserole and I still have leftovers for tomorrow's lunch!
Poor little shriveled green beans! Good thing they didn't hurt the taste overall.
Beautiful bean salad again.
On my plate.