Refried Bean Bowl

Did you know that President Obama makes a mean chili? I like a guy who enjoys his veggies =) I would be delighted to make him a chili-like meal swapping out the meat with some beans.

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I would even take the time to make him my delicious homemade cheese. Mmmmm vegan cheese….

Perfect meal for the MoFo theme of the day!

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15 OMG, Barack Obama is coming over because he knows you make awesome vegan food! What are you going to make? 

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This bowl has a few steps and a few different recipes, but feel free to simplify if you want. If you’re low on time, you can just use some daiya or other store-bought vegan cheese instead of making your own. If you do make your own cheese, be sure to soak your cashews in the morning.

Refried Bean Bowl (serves 2-4)
Refried Beans
1 cup of beans (your choice – I used black, pinto or kidney would be good)
1/4 cup of vegetable broth
1 tbsp of potato starch (or other thickener)

Throw the beans and veggie broth into a pot and bring it to a low bowl, add the thickener and let it simmer until it thickens.

Sautéed Veggies
1 clove of garlic, diced
1/2 of a small onion, diced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 small yellow zucchini, sliced
1 small green zucchini, sliced
a handful of mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp of coconut aminos

Heat a wok on medium heat, add a bit of olive oil, then add the onion & garlic and sautée for 2-3 minutes. Add the remaining veggies and sautée until they have softened.

Nacho Cheeze
1 cup of cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours
1 small bell pepper (red or orange)
1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp each of garlic powder, chili powder, dried cumin, dried coriander and paprika
salt & pepper to taste

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend it up until creamy. I had to add a bit of water to get it to blend better (and I was low on patience haha ;p)

You can serve this with some cilantro lime rice, I had mine with some bean chips. Layer the veggies in the bottom of the bowl, add the beans and add the cheeze. I also topped mine with guacamole and a ton of fresh cilantro. Who needs a Whole Foods burrito bowl with this bad boy?

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I think the health-conscious leader of the United States of America would give this bowl a big ole thumbs up!

US President Barack Obama gives a thumbs-up as he walks from Marine One upon arrival on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 26, 2013, after returning from Camp David where he attended a retreat with members of his Cabinet. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

I bet Michelle would too ;p

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14 thoughts on “Refried Bean Bowl

  1. I’ll give you two thumbs ! I did not know that about him. I found he likes pizza, salmon (did you catch that Bear Grylls episode with him? I refuse to watch any Grylls shows because he is so cruel, but I did hear they ate salmon. so sad) and then there is the burger places he visits. I think he’d totally go for this dish! It is so pretty and looks really tasty!

  2. Hahaha I love those photos you sourced of Barack and Michelle with thumbs up, hahaha that’s awesome 😀 this is similar to what I would make if Barack came to my place for dinner too – I would have served nachos :)

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