Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Mango (on the side)

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Last nights dinner is found on page 84 of Veganomicon.  If you already have cooked quinoa (or other grain), this comes together in 15 minutes, if not, it’ll take you a little over 1/2 an hour.  A great quick and easy weeknight meal.  This salad contains quinoa, cilantro, scallions, red peppers, black beans, and mangoes.  My husband absolutely does not like mangoes, so I chopped those up and put them in a separate bowl because manogoes are probably my favorite fruit (at least I got to eat them all!).

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Salad Dressing

Each month, I go through all of my old magazines for that month just to get some ideas and for some fun.  I will set some aside that have some recipes I want to try.  Well, I was looking through Eating Well from December of 1997 and their Earl Grey Vinaigrette.  It sounded interesting and I finally got around to making it.  I tweaked the recipe a little because I don’t use oil and I can never find champagne vinegar.  I also didn’t have any shallots on hand, so I used the onion powder.  Here is what I came up with.

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Portobello Salad with Spicy Mustard Dressing

Tonights dinner was brought to you by Veganomicon.  I made the Portobello Salad with Spicy Mustard Dressing on page 87 tonight for dinner.  It does require some planning ahead.  You need to roast the portobellos for an hour before you make the salad, so keep that in mind when you make this one, but definitely make it!  The only differences I made to the recipe was to replace the grape seed oil with ground flaxseeds and water and for the portobello marinade I just left the oil out.

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