When my husband was diagnosed as diabetic, one of the first things to slide off the menu was white potatoes. He was a real fan of the baked variety, and I finally developed a pretty good alternative.
Normally, it isn’t too cold where we live to grill outside in fall. But, if you’re like me, grilled food is welcome all year round. Marinate peppers, eggplant of mushrooms, yellow summer squash, peppers, and onions. Pour over your favorite marinade and let sit a day or two. By making the vegetables about the same size, they all cook at about the same pace.
If you have cooked beans already made, feel free to use what you have. This is particularly delectable with black beans and they look amazing against the cooked orange flesh of sweet potatoes. Cooked Fava beans are toothsome and beefy. Serving them with grilled onions may trick your eaters into thinking they taste meat.
Spoon smoky, grilled vegetables over the beans and you have a flavorful, one bowl meal. Top with grated vegan cheese of your choice, chopped cilantro or fresh diced tomatoes.
What you need:
3-5 cups Vegetables
1 cup Marinade
2 cups pre-cooked beans
Sweet potatoes for each person
Tomato, vegan cheese or cilantro
Vegetables to grill:
1 package white or brown mushrooms sliced
1 medium yellow summer squash cubed
1 medium zucchini cubed
2 – 3 colored peppers cut in 1-inch pieces
1 large onion in 8ths separated
Grill until tender crisp or the desired level of doneness.
In a small saucepan, heat beans on medium-low.
Meanwhile, remove roots from sweet potatoes, one for each person. Set in a baking dish uncovered in a 375 oven for about 35 minutes, or until a knife goes through easily. Smaller ones cook faster.
Check the grilled veggies. Stir your beans, turn heat to low.
Although you can split the potato and leave the jacket on, I peel mine because it’s easier to eat without the skin. They are very hot! But the skins should peel off easily. I chop mine slightly on a board and use a turner to get the whole thing into a bowl.
Spoon on beans, grilled vegetables and garnish. Enjoy!
I sometimes add hot sauce, fermented pepper sauce, or sunflower cream. Watch for these upcoming recipes this winter.