Black bean and brown rice casserole

I wanted to use some leftover veggies and cheese, so I decided to try this recipe. I made a few changes; I substituted the zucchini and mushrooms with corn, peas and tomato. Also used vegetable broth instead of chicken. It is a bit light on the seasoning. Next time I will add more salt. This is vegetarian and gluten free. It can turn into a vegan salad without the cheese.

Black beans, brown rice and veg.  This is good on it's own!
Black beans, brown rice and veg. This is good on it’s own!
Fresh out of the oven
Fresh out of the oven


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Big Fish Dockside

Where in landlocked Calgary, can you find good seafood? Big Fish!  This would be the second time I’ve visited, and it won’t be the last.  If you like oysters on the half shell, Mondays are two for one. We made a raid on them.   Their fish dishes were perfectly cooked, and full of flavor. We also had dessert.  The Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie with Praline Vanilla Bean Mousse and Caramel was sooo good! Holiday Monday, we practically had the restaurant all to ourselves.  We had a diverse group (including a gluten free diner) and our server was very patient with offering menu suggestions. Will return to sample more of the menu.

They source what they can locally and the fish… well it’s pretty fresh.

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