This may be my favourite meal! It’s easy, cialis canada sovaldi fresh, viagra sale healthy and really so quick to make. Plus it’s kind of Mexican(ny). A very Canadian Mexican dish perhaps? I dunno. Regardless, it’s tasty and I love it. There’s this beautiful vegetarian Mexican restaurant in East Vancouver (my hood) called Bandidas. It is seriously the best – if you ever get a chance to go there you will be very happy. They make a ton of different dishes, but my favourite is their burrito bowl. You can get it in the form of a burrito as well, but the bowl is more my style. Anyways, this recipe is inspired by that amazing dish at Bandidas!
Vegetarian Burrito Bowl serves 4 (gluten-free and vegan!)
4 small yams – or two large yams
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp each of pumpkin spice, smoked paprika, and mexican chile blend (+salt&pepper to taste)
1 cup uncooked rice
1 large can of black beans
1/2 cabbage (or a bit of store-bought coleslaw)
1++ cups salsa
hot sauce (I used Valentina)
bunch of cilantro
limes for garnish
For the yams: Pre-heat your oven to 400º. While the oven is heating up, cube your yams into equal little chunks. Toss them in a bowl with the olive oil and all of the spices – you can absolutely vary the amount of spice and kind of spice, but this combo is my fave. Spread the yams onto two baking sheets covered with parchment paper and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Flip yams half way through. **To get them a little crispier simply turn off the oven once the yams are done, but leave the yams in the oven with the door slightly opened for another 5 minutes or so – does the trick every time!
For the beans and rice: Cook rice as your rice package instructs you – I add a bit of Mexican chile spice to my rice to make it less boring – your call! If you do, add it in the beginning. For the beans, drain them and rinse them thoroughly in water and then toss them into a pre-heated frying pan with a bit of olive oil and heat through. Again, add some Mexican chile spice to the beans to spruce them up a bit!
Assembling your bowl: Divide between four bowls layering the rice, beans, yams, cabbage, salsa and avocado (1/4 per bowl), cilantro and hot sauce. Garnish with a slice or two of lime. Eat immediately (because what else would you do?) and enjoy thoroughly. Yum!
On a side note, my air plants are not dying! In fact, one of them has even blossomed a beautiful purple flower. Who knew that was even possible? Not me!
I hope you get a chance to make this dish soon. It involves the oven – so make it before the weather gets too warm, you will be so pleased that you did! Anything with avocado, salsa and yams is a good thing, right palsies?