Friday, December 5, 2014

Mexican Mix Bowl

Hi everyone!

Today I have for you a super delicious and fun meal that I like to call the Mexican Mix Bowl.  This is an awesome meal that can be enjoyed all year round.  You can customize it however you like, and it’s sure to be delicious every time.  Check out how to make!

1 cup cooked brown rice (cook according to package)
1 cup canned black beans (drain and rinse)
1 medium sweet onion, diced
1 small red or green pepper, diced
6 ounces soy chorizo (Trader Joe's brand has the best flavor)
2 tablespoon coconut oil
1 lime quartered

Add oil to pan and heat on medium heat.
Add veggies and sauté for 10 min, stirring frequently.
Remove veggies from pan and place in a bowl.
Lower heat to medium low and add chorizo and beans to pan and cook for 5 minutes.
Add veggies back to pan and cook 2 more minutes.
Place 1/4 cup rice into four bowls, top with chorizo/bean/veggie mixture.
Squeeze lime juice from one quarter onto bowl.

Optional: top bowls with sliced avocado, dairy free cheese, diced tomatoes, cilantro or jalapenos, etc.

The Mexican Mix Bowl has been one of my favorite recipes these past couple months.  I love how much freedom there is to play around with ingredients and make it your own.  You can use any type of meat, or tofu, and really have fun trying different bean and vegetable combinations.  You can even customize how you serve it: a tortilla or taco for a classic combination, a bowl with a base of rice, or even on top of lettuce, or inside lettuce cups, for a super healthy alternative! 

I hope your whole family has fun making this dish, and remember: don’t be afraid to mix it up!

Lizzie Marie