Saturday, November 6, 2010

Beanie Breakfast

Here's one of my favorite things to do on my big cooking day (usually Sundays).

Each week I take one day to prep meals for the rest of the week.  Sometimes it's just pre-chopping some vegetables or marinating some tofu.  Sometimes it's more involved, like making lasagna or pizza crusts.  Just about every week I cook some beans, though.

I like to cook my beans in the pressure cooker to save time and then store them in the fridge for quick meals later in the week.  When I pack away the beans, I like to put just a little bit of the bean broth in the jars- so that my beans and rice aren't too soupy later.  But what to do what that delicious broth?

I reserve just a bit of the beans and lots of broth and puree with my immersion blender to eat right away!  It's a perfect Sunday morning brunch with some whole grain toast slathered in Earth Balance.  Tons of fiber, protein and water.  This Sunday the soup was spicy pinto bean.  Any kind of lentil is really good as well.

Just another example of beans for breakfast.


JL goes Vegan said...

I LOVE beans for breakfast! One of the most hearty, filling meals. Yesterday I made a lentil breakfast that even my omni husband agreed was delish! :)

eileen said...

Yes, beans for breakfast ++! I want some right now...maybe it's time to warm up some frozen chili, in that case.

Vegyogini said...

I LOVE savory breakfasts and pureed beans with toast sounds perfect! I have a still-in-its-box pressure cooker that I would like to use, but am nervous to use (I know that's common). Would you consider doing a tutorial on your blog? Thanks!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

What a great idea!