This is one food trend that i am loving! I’ve always tried to eat a couple meat free meals throughout the week – but when it comes to cooking for one, truth is, the meat is usually the easier part of the meal (although the packages aren’t single server, the actual piece of meat usually is). Vegetables, on the other hand, have to usually be cut up to be single serving, and it is not as easy to make sure that the veggies don’t go bad (meat goes into a zip lock and into the freezer).
So, how can you get veggies and enough variety to make a whole meal? i am sure that this is something that vegans can answer more than me, but the dish pictured above is one of my favourites, and with zucchini and corn currently in season and at your local farmers markets, this makes a great, easy, and quick meatless monday meal.
You will need:
– one small can of black beans (or a little more than a cup)
– 1/4 cup of onions
– 1 cob of corn
– 1 small zucchini
– 1oz of cheese (i used pepper jack)
– 1/2 tsp of chilli powder
Pre-heat the oven to 400F. Heat a fry pan to medium. Remove the corn kernels from the cob (careful of your fingers please), cut up the zucchini by quartering then dicing, chop up the onion and add everything into a pan with a little olive oil.
Drain and rinse the black beans – add into the pan along with the chilli powder and stir for about 5 minutes (you may have to add a little bit of water if it looks dry – no more than 1tbsp though). Put everything into an oven safe dish, and add the cheese to the top (either grate it or just cut it into little cubes and put on top). Place dish in the oven and bake for about 7 minutes (watch for the cheese to start to bubble).
Enjoy the meatless Monday more than cereal meal for one.