Sweet and Spicy Tomato and Kidney Bean Salad

One of the best things about not eating meat is that you can make meals without having to actually cook anything. Just cut, combine and stir. Whether you're in a hurry, feeling lazy or just want that fresh crunch, a plant based diet gives you the freedom to cook without literally cooking. 

Especially as the weather gets warmer, it's convenient to just cut and combine. It's also surprisingly tasty to keep those fresh ingredients in their natural state. 

The textures and flavors are vibrant and exciting. 

A little salt, a little acid, some  fat, a spice or two and you're all set with a delicious meal. 

1 can dark red kidney beans
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 poblano pepper, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 long hot pepper, diced
1 serrano, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbls olive oil
2 1/2 tsps salt
1 1/2 tsps crushed pepper flakes
1 tsp black pepper

Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. 

That's it. You're done. Enjoy your not so hard work.

More Evil Yogurts

apparently yoplait and la yogurt also contain gelatin (ground up animal bones) and therefore are very much not vegetarian.

what a sad world we live in that simple dairy products are not vegetarian. we must email cheese companies and inspect yogurt labels and scrutinize rices mixes and vegetables soups.

just because it doesn't indicate meat in the name or product doesn't mean it's vegetarian. that's kinda sad. vegetable soup, really? c'mon.

milk, soy, egg and wheat ingredients are clearly marked in bold on contents lists. when will animal and animal derived products be marked the same way?

probably never. but they certainly should be.