Yep. It is exactly what it sounds like. Today I am blogging about eating a piece of toast with beans on it. Lucky you, Internet! I have been burning the midnight oil these past few nights, and today I found my energy stores rather depleted. I needed sustenance. Despite the fact that some perfectly good produce wilts away in the fridge, I chose quick and simple beans on toast for my early lunch —or my late breakfast —or my huge snack. We’ll go with snack.
I have actually seen a few recipes among my cookbooks for beans on toast. At the time I scoffed: blatant use of filler recipes. Pshaw! But today it sounded like the perfect snack (especially considering my lack of groceries). After a quick web search, I learned that beans on toast is actually a thing beyond these red hot Austin borders. Departing from the traditional British combination of baked beans and toast, I opted for a spicy Latin version. Here’s how it works: open a can of black beans; dump the beans into a saucepan; add taco seasoning, sriracha sauce, and a handful of nutritional yeast; heat till it simmers and the saucy bits thicken; toast some bread; spread margarine on bread; slap the beans on the toast. Take a bow! You have just made beans on toast. I added a few sliced pickles for some panache. It was hearty snack, and I highly recommend it.
Do you know where you can get a snack in exchange for volunteering your time? If you sign up to participate in the Austin Walk for Farm Animals on Saturday then you might get a chance to sample some goods from a new local bakery, E. Claires Bakery. Brittany from E. Claires volunteered to donate some of her goods to the walkers this Saturday. We got to try some of her pot pies at the bake sale on Sunday; they did not disappoint. If you sign up for the Walk for Animals then you will be helping animals and enjoying some snacks at the same time! No word yet on whether they’ll have beans on toast.