Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tofu Bean Burgers, BBQ Pinto Beans, Raw Slaw, Spicy Chocolate Cupcakes

Stayin' in for "Carmegeddon" weekend and to prepare for it, I made an array of comforting foods to enjoy.

These tofu-bean burgers are the best. I try not to eat too many frozen veggie burgers so homemade is the way to go. Recipe here. I topped them with grilled onions and a homemade thousand island sauce.

This came to be when I noticed way too many cans of plain pinto beans in my pantry. I flipped through my "366 delicious ways to cook rice, beans and grains" book and saw a recipe for Slow Cooked Spicy Barbecue Pinto Beans. I loosely followed the recipe in which I mixed tomato sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, onions and garlic with the beans and let them slow cook in the oven.

Beautiful 'Raw Slaw' from the "Urban Vegan" cookbook. Since all the other dishes are kind of hearty and rich, I wanted a lighter coleslaw with an oil and vinegar based dressing. This one is perfect.

And dessert is always something I like to have on the weekends. This is the Mexican chocolate cake recipe with shop bought chocolate fudge frosting (I think it's Pillsbury).


J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said...

Every component of that meal looks delicious!

Bethany said...

I agree, everything looks so good! Those beans....mmmm....!!!

VeggieRecipes said...

Yes Look delicious.. Thank you

Jeni Treehugger said...

Those beans just made me droooooool!

Fahad Khan said...

How wonderful is that!I am vegetarian too(though not vegan),and a lot of people suffer under the misconception that vegan food is not nutritious enough,or as I have been told by a friend of mine,is 'Extreme step'..The burger and chocolate cupcake look beautiful!:-)
P.S. I am a happy follower of your blog,if you wish,have a look at mine,it's about food as well..