spicy black bean and rice soup

Spicy Vegan Black Bean and Rice Soup

On a whim, I cooked up some dried black beans because I wanted to try out the Lazy Cook’s Black Beans technique described on Serious Eats. I didn’t use the fresh garlic, onion, or orange, just some granulated garlic and onion powder from my spice rack. Even without the aromatics, I have to say I really loved how the beans tasted after cooking, especially with the “gravy” that’s left. They’re much more flavorful than when I soak them overnight and simmer, then drain. I was so impressed that I’d like to actually try their full recipe at some point! I also made brown rice…

avocado roll bowl

Avocado Roll Bowl

In the latest issue of Vegetarian Times there’s a recipe for Sushi Rice Bowls with Tofu Teriyaki that sounded good, but I didn’t have all of the ingredients it called for. But it sounded perfect for the cucumbers, avocado, and carrots in the refrigerator. Recipe Adapted from Sushi Rice Bowls with Tofu Teriyaki by Vegetarian Times Process notes in a saucepan, mixed 1 tsp fresh minced ginger, 2 tbls rice wine, 1 tbls tamari, 1 1/2 tsp sushi vinegar, 1/2 tsp sesame oil and heated over medium heat until it simmered, then removed from heat drizzled some sushi vinegar over the cooked brown rice, then topped with…