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.

Delicious Pre-made Meat Free Foods

Have you ever tried SmartLife fake meat products? They're usually available in the produce section near the tofu. Some are vegan, some only veg.

Their bologna style cold cut is really good. I just thought it was delicious on a sandwich with some pickles, onion and cheese. It's really good without the cheese too. SmartLife cold cuts are vegan. As are their hot dogs. The faux dogs are also great with some sauerkraut and ketchup.

I'm still afraid to try cooking straight up tofu myself. I order it from chinese take out often and love it. Fried bean curd in garlic sauce. Mmmm. But am hesistant to make my own.

Also of note is Seapoint Farms dry roasted edamamme. It comes in plain or wasabi flavor and it's just great. Tastes and feels like eating peanuts. Much less fat and way more nutrients. I like the wasabi. Kinda hot, but really good. To look at the size of the package it seems expensive. It's a $1.89 where I live. But even though the volume measure is kinda low, it lasts quite a while. Don't eat the serving size on the package. A small handful is more than sufficient (10-15 beans).

The vegetarian and vegan options at the supermarket have certainly grown plentiful over the years. Evenso, the more, the better.

One can never have too many animal free food choices. Food companies need to hop on the bandwagon. Vegan and vegetarian is where the money is at. More profit, lower production costs, less environmental damage. And our numbers are constantly growing.