meatless monday —- black beans and quinoa a la rendezvous

lets cook!

have you ever been to the rendezvous in memphis?  its one of my favorite bbq stops in that town and though it seems completely wrong to stay it but one of my favorite items on the menu is the only semi-vegetarian dish, red beans and rice with cheese and crackers and a side of pickles.  yep cheese and crackers on a menu…..sold!  and i have been craving it like mad lately.  so i recreated it with a little lynley kick to it.  i made some homemade black beans with zucchini in them and put them on top of some quinoa, added a little sharp cheddar on the side and instead of pickles orange slices.  not bad for not having been to the grocery store in a week or so.