Dec 11, 2010

brussels sprouts with smoky beans

Burritos or wraps are probably the most difficult foods to appetizingly photograph, so it must be known that these wraps were delicious. Sauteing sprouts are my favorite way to make them - add a little minced garlic close to the end of the cooking time and you are all set. Just don't cook them to a mush.

Having sprouts in a burrito for me would be complete (call me a cabbage head), but I wanted to add some protein for the kids. Kate requested a bean burrito to begin with, so that is where the dish lead. Some pinto beans, diced onions and smoked paprika (Amazon has a great deal on one - I've been looking for months for it) and the beans take on a different flavor from their Mexican cousins.

Quick, tasty and incorporating Brussels Sprouts - what more can there be?

Cost Breakdown:

sprouts: $3
beans: $2
tortillas: $1.50
spices, onion, garlic: $1
Total to make 4 burritos:

On a total tangent, I have been wanting to blog about candles. Not food, I know, but I saw Tami talking about these candles on Vegan Appetite and I bought a few. The owner, Mike Hipp, has not contacted me to promote for him, but I love these candles. I used to be a Yankee Candle gal, but these soy candles blow them out of the water.

Anyway, take a look at Soy Candles by Phebes if you are interested in holiday or other candles. The scents are amazing and he has a ton of variety. He is very quick and he makes them himself. I've ordered three times from him in the last six months and have been very pleased.

As you can tell by the lack of advertisement on this blog, I don't promote lightly. But I love a good product and when that business is run by a vegan, I kind of want to get the word out.

This is most likely the last non-food related post I'll do, so enjoy it!


  1. oh, you enabler! i am in for 2. Can't wait to try them out.

    --Susan J

  2. Despite the difficulty to photograph, the wrap looks great. An awesome use of brussels sprouts.

  3. I didn't know you couldn't find smoked paprika! I could have fixed that.

    Love the idea of brussel sprouts on a burrito.

    Enjoy those candles!

  4. I know you will love them, Susan.

    Thanks, Tender Branson; I loved the burrito...

    and thanks, Tami, I do love the candles.

    So much love to pass out this post :) In hindsight, I should have asked you about the paprika, but I assumed if I coudn't get any then the world was under a smoked paprika shortage! Brilliant, I know.

  5. Ooh I could sniff out that holiday home scent on the soy candle home page. And why, why, why do brussel sprouts hate me when I love them so?

  6. It's the brassica family- broccoli, cabbage, etc. that causes so much suffering. I would say try Beano but after I bought it and read the ingredients it contains fish enzymes. I'll take the gas and warn the family.

  7. Ah that darn Brassica Family! Say no to Beano!


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