I know I have missed the past two weeks but I am back now. I decided to find and post a vegan meal in honor of my friend Bradman and his trip to NY. I haven’t tried this yet but it sounds soooo yummy. I found this on http://www.veganfamily.co.uk
Mushroom and Bean Chilli
a little sunflower oil
I used a teaspoon of chilli powder and a teaspooon of pure ground red chillis but adjust to your preference of hotness!
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, roughly chopped
5 large flat mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon of tomato puree (paste)
2 cans of beans – I used red kidney beans and chick peas
salt to taste
1-2 teaspoons of cornflour mixed with a little water if the sauce needs thickening
Heat the oil and fry the garlic, onion, pepper and spices for a few minutes until softened. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further few minutes until well combined. Add the tomatoes, puree, beans, salt and possibly some water to help cover the veggies. Bring to the boil, turn down to simmer and cook gently until ready (20 minutes or so). Add the cornflour mixture if needed. Can easily be turned into a veritable feast with the addition of: a fresh green salad; rice or baked potato; cucumber mixed with soya yoghurt, omega oil and cider vinegar; a salad of tomatoes and red onion: some guacamole and tortilla chips.