{Today’s Lunchbox} Black Bean Goodness

by Valerie on January 13, 2011 · 1 comment

Today’s Lunchbox

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As I have mentioned earlier this week, I have been cooking from The Spunky Coconut Cookbook.  Today’s lunchbox includes two dips from the book, both of which I loved.  Here are lunch and two snacks;

  • Pineapple Coconut Quinoa from The Spunky Coconut blog
  • Smoothie made of almond milk, vanilla brown rice protein powder, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and ice
  • Funa (aka fake tuna salad) from The Spunky Coconut Cookbook
  • Black bean dip, also from The Spunky Coconut Cookbook
  • Collard wraps stuffed with more of the black bean dip, dry-grilled tofu, carrots and peppers
  • I have been loving recipes from The Spunky Coconut Cookbook – honestly, the only downside is that both the Funa and the black bean dip have Vegenaise, which has totally kicked my Vegenaise cravings into high gear.  I occasionally eat it, but because it is not a whole-food, I try to keep it to an occasional treat.  Making both those dips in one week has totally reminded me that I really like Vegenaise (I use the grapeseed oil variety), which is totally odd because I never liked mayo out of a jar when I ate eggs.  Go figure.  Both dips are great, but I have to say the black bean is particularly awesome. I have yet to find a black bean hummus recipe I like, and I generally find black beans difficult to turn into a delicious dip (compared to say chickpeas or white beans), and I found this black bean dip to be truly outstanding.

    Have a Lunchbox & Want to be a Guest Blogger at {Today’s Lunchbox}?  

    I am looking for guest bloggers of lunchboxes on an ongoing basis, so email me at citylifeeats at gmail dot com if you are interested.  Guest lunchboxes must be gluten-free and whole-foods based but need not be dairy-free or vegan.  I know this is a time for resolutions and change for many, so would like to provide as much lunchbox inspiration as possible.  To do that, I think it is important that you see not just my own lunchboxes but other people’s as well. In my view, packing one’s lunch is a change that can have so much impact – both on your health and finances – so I would love to hear from many of you.  They can be work-day lunchboxes, school lunchboxes, travel lunchboxes or weekend lunchboxes.   


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    1 Tasty Eats At Home January 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

    This lunch looks so good! I would like it today!


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