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.

Free Topping at Dominos for Vegans

Are you familiar with the dominos 2 two topping medium pizzas for $5.99 each deal? Are you also aware that if you select no cheese that an additional topping is free of charge? I had no idea at all. It wasn't until I was playing around with the gluten free pizza online and swapping out toppings that I found out the secret. It would've been nice if their site has indicated that I was entitlted to an additional topping on my pizza because I'd opted out of the cheese.

This applies to regular pizza orders as well, not just the $5.99 deal.

It certainly makes sense, they are saving all that cheese afterall. Just would've been nice had they been more forthcoming about it. I never would've known if I hadn't been messing about with topping combinations. I discovered it purely by accident.

Dear folks at dominos, that's the sort of thing you ought to pipe up about... it makes you look good.

In case you're wondering, only the crispy thin crust and gluten free crusts are vegan.