I had some brown rice leftover and I usually have beans, ends of blocks of vegan cheese and tortillas in my freezer, so I made a bean and rice quesadilla to use some of these up. It was pretty good- I mashed up the beans and heated them with some cumin and garlic before mixing in the rice and then putting it all together. Served with salsa that also needed to be used up.
Pasta agli e olio is one of my favorite quick meals. This was again about using up some of the basil I had. It’s simply olive oil, smashed up garlic, basil, salt and pepper. If you want to make this but don’t have fresh basil, go ahead and used dried. I also threw in some pine nuts, but they’re not necessary.