Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Beans for Breakfast

The Black Beans on Toast recipe is one of my favorite breakfasts from Sarah Kramer's La Dolce Vegan. It's simple, savory, and pretty filling. I made a batch on Sunday night and I've been eating them on Ezekial Bread (topped with Teese) for several mornings:

Typically, I mash the beans with salsa, cumin, garlic powder, and veggie broth, but I had some extra noochy cheeze sauce in the fridge Sunday night. I subbed that for the broth, so the beans were not only Mexican-y, but cheezy too!

On another note, I've found a place to live! It's a 3-bedroom house with a fenced-in backyard. And my awesome neighbors are all moving one street over. I won't move in until the end of the month, but I've already started packing (which sucks).

On a crappier note (literally), my poor kitty Akasha is at the vet tonight. He went in this morning for constipation and they found poop lodged so far into his colon that it was touching his stomach! He's getting regular enemas until it comes out. Poor kitty! That has to suck!

24 comments:

Vegyogini said...

The beans on toast recipe sounds really good; I'm going to look it up in my copy! Congrats on finding a new place to live, but I'm so sorry your kitty isn't feeling well. :(

Cyn said...

Awwww, poor kitty! Those beans sound tasty, though. And to answer your question about the ghosty guy in my photo yesterday - he's a salt shaker my boyfriend got somewhere. But he's so cute I decided to stick him in the picture.

Anna said...

congrats on finding somewhere new to live, I hope the move is as painless as it can be! Hope your cat is better soon too...

Nikki Douglas said...

I hope your poor little kitty is ok. It is so heartbreaking when they have health issues! Congrats on your new place too!

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for a delicious variation of the classic Beans on Toast meal, and for finding a place to live!!

I'm praying that Akasha gets well as soon as possible.

shellyfish said...

Your poor kitty! How horrible! I'm so glad you found a place to live - yippee!!

Liz² said...

mmm... that sounds like the perfect breakfast, makes me nostalgic for my first vegan days. I hated cereal, but ate mashed beans on everything, with salsa and stuff. anyway... congratulations on the new place! and I hope your cat feels better soon. :O

Sal said...

That sounds like a good brekkie to me.

Get well soon kitty!

jelymo said...

beans for breakfast, makes sense. if i can eat cake for breakfast, i'm sure i can eat beans too.

sorry about your kitty. i hope he/she gets better soon.

Shenandoah Vegan said...

My cat just went through the same thing. A very expensive with the sedation and enamas and sub-q fluids. You'll have to switch to wet food and give laxatives from now on.

twoveganboys said...

You know, I have never had beans on toast. I have heard of it and it sounds great. I will have to try it. Sorry to hear about the kitty. Ugh, poor thing must be miserable.

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

I LOVE the idea of black beans for breakfast, this sounds fantastic.

That is wonderful you found a new place and that your neighbors will still be, well, neighbors.

Aw, that sucks about your poor kitty. That picture is really cute though. I hope Akasha gets to feeling better soon!

thedalyn said...

Ah, poor kitty. That almost happened to my Nico when I switched foods on them, but luckily I noticed it fairly early. I should know better though. My 25 pound beast is sensitive to everything. I hope Akasha feels better soon and gets to come home. And speaking of home, congrats on finding a new one!

jessy said...

i hope Akasha is feeling a-okay soon! poor little man!

beans and toast - i have yet to try this. i think i need to! i love beans, i love toast! yay!

a 3 bedroom place with a yard - and your neighbors will be close by! sweet awesomeness, Bianca! yeah - packing sucks - but i'm glad you found a place!

River said...

I'm so glad you get to keep your awesome neighbors close!

Poor kitty, that sounds terrible. I hope he gets better soon. He's too cute!

jennycestcake said...

LOVE the idea of beans on toast! Sounds like an awesome breakfast.

Give some pats to Alaska's head from me; my cat went through a similar thing a long, long time ago, but she got through it just fine and I know Alaska will, too!

Theresa said...

Kitty enema sounds like no fun. Maybe kitty needs to have some beans with you in the mornings?

Shenandoah Vegan said...

Wow! Thanks for posting on my blog. I wasn't expecting that. It's my first post.

I currently have seven cats. I've switched to all wet food for all of them (there's one kibble addict that gets fed separately, but she's slowly coming around). The cost of the wet food will work out to be less than the cost of the vet bills. Just like the cost of your vegan diet will save you in doctor's bills.

Erin said...

Yay for finding another sweet place to live! Boo for sick kitty, poor thing! And yay for beans on toast, yum yum.

Marisa L. S. said...

MOving sucks, I know. I'm sorry you are forced to move again but I bet the new place will be great! At least your neighbors won't be far. I hope your kitty is feeling better!

Katy said...

Mmm, I'll have to try that recipe. It looks great!
That's great that you found a place live! I hate moving, so I feel for you!

federal vegan (kate) said...

Great breakfast idea! Hope your kitty is doing better now.

Sheridanna said...

Oh no! Poor Akasha! Boooo....

Veggie said...

I went through that with my cat recently he's had an ongoing problem with constipation for a few years now, but I had to take him in last month for an enema. He was not happy, they kept him overnight and he was absolutely terrified (he was so exhausted when I picked him up in the morning, poor kitty).

Happy to hear you found a place!!