French Black Beans and Mushrooms with Gravy Vegan

There's something really satisfying about mushrooms treated in a french preparation. Wine, mustard and thyme are one of those classic combinations that evoke a fine dining experience without the fine dining price tag. 1 pint baby bella mushrooms chopped small 1 can black beans, rinsed 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbl tsps soy sauce 2 tbl spicy mustard 2 tsps  prepared, jarred, horseradish (horseradish, vinegar and salt) 1 tbl hot sauce 1/4 cup dry white wine 2 tbls olive oil 2 tsps dry thyme 1 tsp black pepper 2 tsps salt When you cook down mushrooms some kind of molecular magic happens that turns bland, spongy fungi into a delectable culinary powerhouse. Add some wine and a few other components and you've got a deep, dark saucy ragout that will make anything you cover it with irresistible.  It's a simple mixture that yields complex tastes and textures.  It won't take up a lot of your time to make, but you'll have a hard time not eating it all in one sitting.  Start yo

Black Bean and Cream Cheese Sandwich

Today I bring you yet another bizarre, yet delicious vegetarian sandwich idea. Simple, elegant and outrageous. The cream cheese and black bean club.

Ingredients
1 sesame seed bun
1 tablespoon low fat cream cheese
1/4 cup black beans
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
2 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspon garlic powder
4-6 slices kosher dill pickle

Spread cream cheese liberally on both sides of bun. Sprinkle with pepper and garlic powder. Add beans and minced garlic and top with yeast, then pickle slices. Close sandwich and slice in half. Enjoy this strangely captivating vegetarian circus of flavors.

I know it sounds strange, but I swear it's really good.