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Gluten free Menu of the Week: Sugar-free Vegetarian Caribbean Pineapple BBQ Black Bean Recipe

Posted By yum On May 24, 2009 @ 10:52 am In Soy Free, Vegan, Vegan Lunchbox, Vegetarian, beans, low-sugar | 7 Comments

sammy [1] tahinisammy [2] Pictured are two very different Gluten-Free Sandwiches. Top photo: Bette Hagman French bread with arugula, eggplant baba ghanoush, tahini sauce, and roasted red pepper. Lower photo: Authentic Foods mix oven-baked falafel with organic purple greens sauteed and combined with a tahini sauce in a Chebe flatbread and baba ghanoush.

This week Angela’s Kitchen is hosting the Gluten-Free Menu of the Week with an avocado theme. I love avocados so couldn’t be happier about this theme. I use avocados all the time in veggie sandwiches, as a substitute for cheese on pizza (added after pizza is baked), in a tofu breakfast scramble [3], and in sushi and onigiri (Japanese rice balls.)

From searching online, I found the following interesting ways to use avocado:

A vegan fudge using avocado for the fat in the recipe [4]
Recipes from California Growers of Avocado [5]
Recipes from the Haas Avocado Board [6]

Here’s my menu for this week. You can find more great menus with Org Junkie.

Monday: Italian
Gluten-free Vegetarian Green Veggie Ricotta Lasagna with Homemade pasta

Tuesday: Indian
Dosa with Homemade Indian Soup

Wednesday: South American
Corn-Zucchini Sopes

Thursday: Japanese
Avocado-cream cheese sushi rolls

This week I posted
a whole-grain montina cornbread recipe and a vegan eggplant-tahini-lentil soup recipe [7]

an Apple Pie Crepe Recipe [8]

and the April Adopt-a-gluten-free Blogger Roundup with recipe links [9]

You can still Adopt a gluten-free Blogger, so sign up today!

Cheryl of GF Goodness is also hosting a virtual baby shower with recipes [10] for baby Yum and you are all invited to attend!

Here’s a healthy recipe for baked beans that uses no refined sugar and is naturally sweetened with pineapple, perfect for a summer picnic or healthy side dish at home. Enjoy!

Caribbean Pineapple Black Bean Bake Recipe
Side Dish [11]  Vegetables [12]  
1 can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 whole cloves garlic
1/4 fresh pineapple, minced
3/4 fresh red pepper, chopped
smoked paprika for mild or chipotle powder for spicy
salt to taste
1 fresh lime, juiced
1 tbsp. agave nectar (or honey for non-vegan)

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
a drizzle of lemon olive oil (or normal EV olive oil)

Heat oven to 375F. Heat olive oil in a fry pan and add chopped onion and whole garlic. Sautee until onion begins to turn translucent. Add black beans and half of minced pineapple and sautee for a few minutes. Press remaining pineapple in a lemon press and season with smoked paprika or chipotle and salt. Squeeze lime juice into pan, distribute evenly through ingredients and add tablespoon of agave. Mix and heat for a few more minutes. Then put into a medium baking dish and bake on 375 for 25 minutes.

Combine cilantro, salt and olive oil in a tiny bowl, mixing so elements are evenly distributed.

Take baked beans from oven and sprinkle with cilantro seasoning. Enjoy!

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[1] Image: http://www.bookofyum.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/sammy.jpg

[2] Image: http://www.bookofyum.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/tahinisammy.jpg

[3] tofu breakfast scramble: http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/menu-and-a-gluten-free-vegan-breakfast-tahini-tofu-spinach-scramble-recipe-2729.html

[4] A vegan fudge using avocado for the fat in the recipe: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/desertrecipes/r/avofudge.htm

[5] Recipes from California Growers of Avocado: http://www.avocado.org/recipes/

[6] Recipes from the Haas Avocado Board: http://www.avocadocentral.com/

[7] a whole-grain montina cornbread recipe and a vegan eggplant-tahini-lentil soup recipe: http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/gluten-free-whole-grain-montina-cornbread-recipe-and-vegetarian-eggplant-lentil-soup-recipe-3339.html

[8] Apple Pie Crepe Recipe: http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/gluten-free-vegetarian-menu-of-the-week-breakfast-apple-pie-crepe-recipe-3266.html

[9] April Adopt-a-gluten-free Blogger Roundup with recipe links: http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/adopt-a-gluten-free-blogger-roundup-april-2009-3195.html

[10] a virtual baby shower with recipes: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2009/05/12/a-super-yum-e-baby-shower/

[11] Side Dish: http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes_v2/listrecipes.php#Side Dish

[12] Vegetables: http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes_v2/listrecipes.php#Vegetables

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