Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ugly Food, Yet Delicious

There are some things that just do NOT want to be photographed. Like today's lunch. A casserole of sorts, created by the desperate need to empty my fridge before things started expiring. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?

So, despite the inability to snap a good shot, lunch did TASTE beautiful. Dont be put off by the pictures. Trust me! And try it.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Casserole

1/2c frozen sweet potato pieces, microwaved
1/2c canned black beans
3 small mushrooms, sliced (or chopped)
3tbsp. sweet onion, diced
a few florets of broccoli, pre cooked
1tbsp maple syrup
1tsp unsweetened applesauce
2tsp nutritional yeast
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
1/2tsp flax seed meal
1tsp nutritional yeast
1tsp panko breadcrumbs

Heat a pan over medium and add all 'filling' ingredients except syrup and applesauce. Cook until onions are soft and starting to brown.
Add syrup and applesauce and stir to coat.
Meanwhile preheat the oven on BROIL.
Once filling is cooked, transfer to an oven proof dish.
Mix all 'topping' ingredients together and sprinkle on top of the filling mixture.
Pop under the broiler for 3-4 minutes (or less, keep an eye on it) until the topping is golden and serve.


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