Monday, October 14, 2013

Vegan Richa's Smoky Black Beans, Parsley Chimichurri, Spinach Wraps

I'm a big fan of the Vegan Richa blog; I especially love the way she regularly includes her thoughts on veganism in the posts.  Oh yeah, I also drool over every last one of the recipes.  But somehow I've never gotten around to making one.


Then one day I noticed that the ingredients in my fridge bore a striking resemblance to those in the recipe I'd just read and I couldn't deny that smoky black beans, parsley chimichurri, spinach wraps were in my future.


I always overbuy produce ($.75 cents each or 3 for $2!) and I always cook in massive quantities, so things got a little nuts when I'd only gotten as far as the peppers and onions and I'd already filled my large frying pan. 

Nevertheless, I soldiered on and, before I knew it, it was time to assemble.  I melted some Daiya pepperjack onto the wrap.


Then I piled it high with my filling of squash, zucchini, peppers onions, tomatoes, and black beans (OD doesn't like spinach).


Next up was the fresh parsley chimichurri.  Oh, did I forget to mention that?


I really need to invest in a squirt bottle so these types of things look more appealing.


Instead, I chose to put a lid on it and make quesadillas!

It was delicious and I ate leftovers for days.  I can't wait to try another of Vegan Richa's recipes.  Go have a look for yourself; your tummy will thank you.


  1. Looks good, but why not use Vita?

  2. BYOL- for such a small amount (dressings, etc.) I always rely on the Bullet. Not to mention the amount you lose in the blades of the Vita...although now I have my branded spatula!

  3. Is the spatula working? I need a new one. Richa's photos are so gorgeous I always want to eat everything I see. I made the gobi makhani and I suggest that for your next Indian meal. If you don't like cauliflower, just make the gravy and use it for some other veggie like eggplant of zucchini — or anything really. Or just eat the gravy. :)

  4. Yom chimchurri. Everything on Richa's site looks so delicious that I never make anything because if I made one thing, I'd have to make everything.
    Big into the leftover scene.

  5. I've never heard of that blog. I'll have to check it out.

  6. 'Ray! That's some good serendipity right there - there's something about quesadillas that sets off all sorts of good things in my brain!

  7. Andrea, a friend just gifted me one and I haven't used it yet; I'll keep you posted. I've been eying that gobi makhani myself; she's amazing.

    foodfeud, I try not to make so many leftovers that I have to freeze, but I can't help myself. Better to have too much than too little!

    The Shenandoah Vegan, Do; you'll be glad you did.

    Joey, I concur!

  8. Mmm, I was totally eyeing this recipe the other day. Looks like it turned out really well. Your magic bullet looks impeccable. We abuse ours so much that it's looking a bit worse for wear. And I hear you about the squirt bottle thing. I need one too.

  9. Awesome! so glad you made it and loved it !! i have a magic buttet which works perfectly for the small portions too.. in facct i make cashew cream in it too when just making something for the 2 of us. works well if you add less water.:)


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