1bunch kaleabout 12 ounces, removed from stems and chopped or other chopped greens
2cupscooked brown rice or other grain
8tablespoonsVegan Comeback Sauce
2tablespoonschopped pecans or walnuts
Red Beans: Start with already-prepared Easy Red Beans or season your own red beans by sauteing 1 diced onion, 2 chopped ribs of celery, 1/2 diced bell pepper, and 3-4 cloves minced garlic until onion is softened. Add the cooked beans, a little water, and 1 to 2 teaspoons (or more to taste) of Cajun or Creole seasoning. Simmer for at least 20 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
Sweet Potato Croutons: Preheat oven to 400 F. Combine maple syrup, soy sauce, and smoked salt in a large bowl. Add diced sweet potato and toss to coat. Spread on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake for about 20 minutes or until tender and just beginning to brown, stirring once.
Kale or Other Greens: Steam until tender. Or, in a large covered wok or deep skillet, sauté a small, sliced onion until translucent and add a couple cloves garlic, kale, and about 1/4 cup water. Cover and steam, stirring once or twice, until the kale is tender, about 4 minutes.
Build a Bowl: Place 1/2 cup cooked grain on the bottom of each bowl and top with 1/2 cup red beans. Add a healthy layer of greens, some Comeback Sauce, and another 1/4 cup of red beans. Top with sweet potato croutons, more sauce, and a sprinkling of chopped pecans or walnuts. Enjoy!