Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Burrito Bowl Casserole

Spicy Veggie Burrito Bowl Casserole

I love a good comfort food casserole. I also love burritos and burrito bowls. This dish is the perfect combo of both. It can also be made in advance and frozen for meal prep. Win win!

Spicy Veggie Burrito Bowl Casserole

Vegetarian Burrito Casserole
Serves 8-10 

2 cans black beans, drained
1 can corn
1 can refried beans
1 can pinto beans, drained
1/2 cup sliced pickled jalapeño peppers (optional; we like La Morena)
3 cups cooked brown rice 
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
1 cup shredded cheddar Monterey jack cheese
2 teaspoons chili powder 
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/3 teaspoon salt
Scallions, sliced
Tomato, diced 
Avocado, diced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat black beans, corn, and jalapeños (if desired) in a a sauce pan. Add spices and stir well. In another pan, heat pinto and refried beans. Spoon pinto and refried bean mixture into a  9 x 13 inch baking dish. Top with rice rice. Layer on the jalapeño/black bean/corn mixture. 
Top with shredded cheese and cook for 20-25 minutes. Top with garnishes and serve. So good!


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Springtime Crispy Rice Nests

Springtime Crispy Rice Nests

Spring is still a month away, but my cabin fever is overpowering to the point that focusing on springtime is basically the only thing getting me through! You might remember when I shared the vegan/plant-based version of these adorable crisped rice springtime bird nests on my Instagram last year. This is the non-vegan version, but you can easily swap out for plant-based butter and marshmallows. They're fun, easy to make, and the perfect way to usher in spring or Easter!

Springtime Crispy Rice Nests
serves 12

6 tablespoons butter
1 bag (10 oz) marshmallows
4 cups crispy rice cereal
egg candies or jellybeans

Melt butter in a large pot over low heat. Stir in marshmallows a little at a time until fully melted. Stir in butter. Remove from heat and slowly stir in rice cereal until thoroughly combined. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with butter and place equal parts of the mixture into each cup, using a spoon to form into “nests.” Cool completely and top with egg candies of your choice.

Springtime Crispy Rice Nests
Springtime Crispy Rice Nests

Happy (almost) spring!


Thursday, January 25, 2024

Winter Giveaway: $250 to Gaia Conceptions Clothing!

Gaia Conceptions Organic Clothing

January is draaaaagggging on, and I think we need a pick-me-up. How about a $250 gift card to shop at Gaia Conceptions?! A long time partner and friend of Bubby and Bean, Gaia Conceptions offers beautiful, custom, sustainable clothing that is all designed and made by hand in the USA. They are women owned and operated too! Grab a few pretty winter pieces or be like me with you eye on the prize and start stocking up for spring and summer!

Scroll down to enter!

Gaia Conceptions Giveaway
Gaia Conceptions Sustainable Fashion
Fall Giveaway: $250 Gift Card to Gaia Conceptions!
Fall Giveaway: $250 Gift Card to Gaia Conceptions!
Gaia Conceptions Sustainable Fashion

Use the form below, and/or do the easy entry on on Instagram right here. There are several options for extra entries as well.

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This giveaway will run through Monday, January 29, 2024. It is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. All entries from the Rafflecopter form above and Instagram will be combined. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced here by end of day the following Monday.

Thank you to our friends at Gaia Conceptions for brightening these gray winter days and once again giving Bubby and Bean followers a chance to own some of their gorgeous apparel!  

UPDATE: Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Jessica Waites! Please check your Instagram DMs. 


Thursday, January 18, 2024

3 Vegetarian Soups for Wintertime

4 Delicious Autumn Soups

It is absolutely freezing here, and we've had so many snow days in January that my kids have only been at school for 4 days so far this year. Throw in some seasonal depression, and I basically just want to live in a vat of soup. So much soup. Soup everyday. Here are a few of my favorite vegetarian soups to warm up when the weather is like this.