The Leftovers Black Beans, Tomato Basil, Roasted red onions & Potatoes bowl

Herbaceous? Yes.

Starchy? Always!

Flavorful? Yes.

Low glycemic Index? Absolutely. No sugar highs, just proteins, carbs and all the goodness your body needs to take on the day.

Serves 1 person 

10 mins prep

20mins bake 

It's called the leftover bowl because I used a lot of the same items I had used for the Tomato Bowl recipe that I'd prepared the day before :) 

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All the ingredients

  • 1/2 can of black beans (organic if possible)
  • 1/4 red onion 
  • 1 large potato (or two small ones)
  • Olive oil 
  • Thyme (dry or fresh - I used dry)
  • Rosemary (optional)
  • Oregano 
  • Black pepper 
  • Salt 
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 8 oz of organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato Concentrate
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • ½ cup of Basil, chopped

TIP: You can put both the red onions & potatoes in the oven at the same time, on the same parchment paper. 

Ingredients for the potatoes & red onions

  • 1/4 red onion 
  • 1 large potato (or two small ones)
  • Olive oil 
  • Thyme (dry or fresh - I used dry)
  • Rosemary (optional)
  • Oregano 
  • Black pepper 
  • Salt 

Method the baked potatoes,

  1. Pre-heat the oven @200C
  2. Peel the 1 large potato (or 2 small ones), cut thinly (to bake faster)
  3. In a bowl, place your potatoes with 1 TBSP olive oil, pinch of sea salt, pinch of black pepper, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1 tsp oregano and 1 or 1/2 tsp rosemary (optional)
  4. Place on a baking sheet that you place on a baking tray, and throw it in the oven @200c for 15mins (depending if you cut them thinly, otherwise you may have to take the red onions first and then the baked potatoes a few minutes later)

Method for the roasted red onions,

  1. Preheat the oven @200C
  2. Cut & peel the red onion
  3. Cut into quarter and then cut that quarter into thin slices
  4. On a baking tray place a baking sheet and lay down your individual pieces of red onions
  5. Drizzle your olive oil, salt and thyme
  6. Bake @200C for about 15-20 minutes until nicely browned 
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Tomato Sauce

  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 8 oz of organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato Concentrate
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • ½ cup of Basil, chopped
  • Black pepper, to taste (1 tsp should be fine)
  • ½ tsp Salt (optional, because of tomato concentrate)

Method for the tomato basil sauce,

  1. For the tomato sauce, simply blend all ingredients in your food processor.

 

For the montage / bowl prep:

1st lay down some tomato basil sauce at the bottom of your bowl

Then top it off with all your goodies, the black beans, the roasted potatoes and the red onions 

Mix it all together and you'll have a party in your mouth. Full of herbaceous, starchy and delicious flavors.

Bon appetit! Love HH.

A little extra side note. I am sure you noticed the soup in the background. It is a store bought pumpkin quinoa soup from my local organic store called 'Bio c Bon.' 

Can I make soup myself at home? Yes, of course but sometimes you are tired and you don't feel like making something extravagant. 

So this soup is my way of having a healthy, nutritious, organic meal, plant-based; and what I do is I add my little touches to it to make it more flavorful or fun. Like here I added fresh mushrooms, lin seeds, and parsley. 

You don't always have to cook to be and to eat healthy. It's more about making the right choices, and being kind to yourself and your body; that's the foundation.

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