Vegan Aioli

I was looking for something creamy to use as a spread and a sauce. I also wanted to incorporate extra protein and potassium.

I've learned that kidney beans have a lot of potassium, but I didn't have any kidney beans. I did have great northern beans. They don't have quite as much, but they do still boast a fair amount. White beans in general are a pretty good source of it.

This is a spicy puree that's got a creamy texture and a lot of flavor. You can use it as a dip, a spread, a sauce. It can add richness and flavor to almost anything.

It's simple to make. You just puree all the ingredients in your food process and then let it rest for a few hours in the fridge. When you're not cooking with heat resting in the fridge is pretty important. It helps the flavors coalesce. So when tasting (tasting as you go is a must) you need to keep in mind that everything will gain some intensity during that resting period.

1 can Great Northern Beans
1/2 block silken …

Quick Bean Sandwich

I like sandwiches cuz they are quick and easy nutrition. Most beans however, don't like to stay between the bread.

One solution for this is to soften the bread and coat one side with some fake butter spread.

two slices bread
buttery spread
beans of choice
garlic powder
onion powder
nutritional yeast

massage your slice of bread. knead with your fingertps to soften and create a general array of indentations in the surface.

spread one side of one slice with buttery spread. add garlic and onion powder and yeast. cover middle two-thirds of bread with beans.

top off sandwich with other slice. cut in half and enjoy.

Sliced pickles and corn make a good addition to this sandwich.