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.

Obesity

Want to really eliminate obesity from America? There's a very simple solution. Eliminate meat. It's that easy.

If we can tax cigarettes to death because they are supposedly bad for people, then we can do the same with meat. No one is going to buy $15 a pound ground beef.

In a truly free society, as we claim to be, nothing would be taxed to such excess. Regardless of the health risks. Freedom means, free to choose. Free to choose cancer. Free to choose cirrhosis of the liver. Free to choose to be obese.

But we do not live in a free society. America is an autocracy. Governed by the wealthy. By the corporations. By the pharmaceutical industries. And the health care business.

Cigarettes are so highly taxed because they assume we are so addicted that we will pay any price. Not an entirely flawed assumption.

But nevertheless, anyone who believes politicians pass these taxes to benefit the people is a fool.

If our health were their main concern they would heavily tax meat and meat byproducts. But they don't. Because people are not addicted to meat. People can live without meat. Because the meat industry is one of the largest industries in our fragile economy.

Want to really stick it to the health care and pharmaceutical industries? Want to overcome your nagging excess weight? Easy. Stop eating meat. It's that simple. I know, because it happened to me.

Supporting an industry that tortures animals is not a healthy way to eat.