Baby Bella Medley with Mustard Sauce

This is just a really simple veg medley with a little wine and french mustard to bring it all together. 
Conclusive proof that simple can be exceptional. 

1 pint baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 poblano, diced
2 jalapenos, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium spanish onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can garbanzos, drained and rinsed
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbls dijon mustard
2 1/2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tbls olive oil1/4 cup pinot grigio

Saute mushrooms in oil and salt. Cook the mushrooms down until they are pretty dark. Deglaze with wine. Cook off wine for 5 minutes. 

Add onions. Cook down until onions are tender and tramslucent. 

Add peppers and garlic. Keep cooking over medium low until peppers are also tender. 
Add beans, mustard and black pepper to a large heat safe bowl. 

When mushroom mixture is done cooking add it to the bowl of beans. Stir to combine.

Pesto Sauce Packets

If you're vegan or thinking about becoming one you've no doubt heard about knorr red bell pepper pesto. It was supposedly vegan, but I cannot attest to that since it no longer exists.

What I can tell you is that Simply Organic makes a vegan pesto sauce packet. I found some at shoprite and was quite pleased. The directions say to add cheese, but the product does not contain any. Nutritional yeast can be added for a note of chessiness.

Things like this are always good to know. The more people that buy it the more likely it is to stay on the store shelves and remain true to its vegan origins.