Garlic mushroom burritos with sriracha rice

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Here's supper club recipe #2 - garlic mushroom burritos! I adore these burritos. The main reason is that I've recently discovered sriracha (I know, where have I been for the last 2+ years?), and I'm bloomin' obsessed with the stuff. I know everyone else in the world loves sriracha, and I always thought, surely it can't be as good as everyone says it is? It's just hot … [Read more...]

Butternut squash and black bean dopiaza

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Since vegetarian food is often cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and (to some) even more delicious than meat, a lot of companies are starting to feed their employees meatless meals - even if it’s just once a week, as part of the Meatless Monday initiative. One of those companies is Ovo Energy, based in Bristol, who are serving up a delicious vegetarian meal to their … [Read more...]

Kale and avocado burritos

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Okay, this is probably more of a kale and avocado wrap than a kale and avocado burrito, but since I have absolutely no idea what the heck a burrito actually is, let's just go with burrito. Either way, my goodness this was amazing. Mashed avocado (yes!), garlicky sautéed kale (yes yes!), black beans (yeeees!) - and not much else, meaning very little washing up (I think I … [Read more...]

Easy homemade refried beans

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I've told you before how much I looove refried beans. I usually just buy a tin (these are my absolute favourite!), but since I do enjoy a bit of a dabble in the kitchen, I thought I'd make my own for a change. I figure you should make everything from scratch at least once so you can make an educated decision about whether or not it's worth it. So far I've decided that it's … [Read more...]

Black bean and walnut taco-style lettuce wraps

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I bet you never thought you’d see such a healthy recipe on Amuse Your Bouche, right? It’s vegan, it’s full of protein, and there are no empty carbs at all. Shocking. The truth is, I’ve been obsessing over that walnut taco ‘meat’ from the taco potato crisps recipe I posted about earlier in the month, and I wanted to make it again in a new incarnation. This time I added some … [Read more...]

Butternut squash and black bean skillet

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It feels a bit weird for me to be calling this recipe a ‘skillet’, since (as far as I can tell), ‘skillet’ is just the American word for a frying pan, and I’m not American. However, I’ve seen loads of skillet recipes lately, and I love a good bandwagon, so here you go: butternut squash and black bean skillet. Shall I say 'skillet' again? Skillet. A skillet recipe is just … [Read more...]

Slow cooker Mexican casserole

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When I first took the lid off my slow cooker, I wasn't sure if I was going to post about this recipe - it's not the most attractive dish I've ever made, and it turns out it's really tricky to photograph the inside of a slow cooker. But, then I had a taste and my jaw dropped (not literally, not with a mouthful of food anyway) - this Mexican casserole is one of my favourite … [Read more...]

Mexican quinoa bake

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Hands up if you love quinoa! (I hope you've all got your hands up right now, otherwise I feel a bit silly for waving my arms madly here) Now hands up if you love quinoa with enchilada sauce and black beans and veg and a crispy cheesy topping... This Mexican quinoa bake is pretty much my new favourite thing ever (I know I say that a lot... but I always mean it at the … [Read more...]

Breakfast nachos

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In keeping with the Mexican-inspired breakfast theme (see last year's breakfast tostadas), I bring you: breakfast nachos! Because obviously, as long as you slap an egg on top of something, you can totally justify eating it for breakfast. In reality, this is more of a brunch dish. I can't really see anyone getting up before work and making a plate of nachos for breakfast, but … [Read more...]

Restaurant-style black beans

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It was my birthday yesterday, which means today I'm taking it a bit gently. No sudden movements, no bright lights, etc. I'll be back with the real celebration tomorrow! For now, an easy and ridiculously yummy Mexican recipe - restaurant-style black beans! If you've been reading Amuse Your Bouche for a while, you'll know about my love for black beans. I  can't get enough of … [Read more...]

Lentil and black bean tacos

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Three weeks down! Only one and a half weeks of Vegan January left. I must say, as much as I've been enjoying the vegan meals I've been making, I'm kind of looking forward to February. I definitely don't think I'm cut out to be vegan long-term - respect to those who can do it! Perhaps if I was allowed one non-vegan meal a week just to get my cheese fix, it would be a lot easier … [Read more...]

Creamy Mexican-style dip

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  Around Christmas time, everything I eat seems to be one of two things: either an enormous, fully-fledged roast dinner, or something that really shouldn't be classed as a meal at all - more like lots of little canapés and nibbles. A 'light lunch' no longer exists for me - it's either a huge meal or a tiny one, but nothing in between. This dip is the perfect example - who … [Read more...]

60 vegetarian black bean recipes

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Since you all seemed to love my collection of 40 vegetarian mushroom recipes so much, I thought I'd make another little collection for you - in fact it's not so little, because this time you get twenty more recipes than you did last time! That's right - sixty vegetarian black bean recipes. Black beans are undoubtedly my favourite type of bean - they're small and soft, and … [Read more...]

Veggie-packed slow cooker black bean soup

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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the slow cooker is great for this time of year (I swear that's the last time I'll say that until next October... maybe). One of my favourite things about it, apart from the fact that you can end up with a home-cooked meal after only five minutes of effort, is that if you leave it on for long enough, certain things cook down so much … [Read more...]

Veggie burrito bowls

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My fiancé and I are trying to 'eat clean' for a little while - probably just a week, maybe two if we get into the swing of it. Eating clean can mean different things to different people - some people give up all grains, all dairy, etc. We're taking it to mean only whole grains, nothing containing preservatives or other unpronounceable ingredients, no processed foods (within … [Read more...]