The Birth of the Black Bean Bandit

I’ve been a vegetarian for more than 6 years now and, when people find out, they ask A LOT of questions:

“How do you do it?”

“Was it hard giving up meat?”

“What do you eat?”

But my favourite question always comes after a satisfying meal with friends, when someone turns to me and says, “Can I have this recipe?”.

“Of course!”, I respond immediately.

But then life happens. There’s work and ministry and shopping and laundry and cleaning and dinners and sick kids and…

And then I forget to send the email.

Enter the Black Bean Bandit. This blog is my poor attempt to share tips, tricks, and tried-and-true recipes with everyone and anyone who cares to listen. Whether you’re a friend, a veteran vegetarian, or someone looking to save some money on groceries, my hope is that the simple recipes found here will satisfy even your most difficult critics. I do my best to make easy, delicious recipes that use real ingredients you could find at most grocery stores. If I can get both meat-lovers and toddlers to finish (and enjoy) a vegetarian meal, that’s a win in my books!

So, are you in?

Let’s rob the world of black beans – one meal at a time!

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