Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rice and Beans Plate


"My name is Sarah and I am a gluten-free vegan. I have two blogs: VaVaVegan, which is my daily blog, and This Is What I Eat, which is a photo journal of delicious vegan food that I eat and make for others. Recently I've been really focusing on living a whole foods-based lifestyle, enjoying clean, nutritious foods that fuel me for whatever activities I'm doing (which include running, training with my trainer and even just working long days on my feet). I want to show people that vegan food is not only delicious, but can provide a well-balanced and nutrition-packed diet.

"The photo I wanted to submit is a Rice and Beans plate I've been enjoying regularly lately. It is 1/2 cup cooked rice, 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans, a handful of spinach, a handful of steamed broccoli topped with a half of an avocado. It looks beautiful and tastes as good as it looks!"

3 comments:

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

looks yummy!

ashley said...

This looks DELICIOIUS, but I don't think avocados are in season, which is probably why they've gone up in price in the northeast...do you have any suggestions for a replacement/substitute for the avacado in this dish?

thanks!

xvavaveganx said...

Hi!! I submitted this dish, it is so yummy and super hearty! I spend the little extra on avocado because I love it so much but you can always just do with it. I like the creaminess it adds but it is totally just an extra. You can always add some extra veggies, and a grilled portabello mushroom on top might give it extra heartiness that you are looking for. I made a version of this that is topped with grilled portabello strips and onions and it was delicious! You can find lots of variations in my blogs which are linked in the post.