Many years ago I was put under house arrest and escorted from the island of Cuba - that was an eternity ago. No offense taken and I still love their food!
Beans, of any type, are easy to adapt to a plant-based life while keeping a budget under control. Black beans are some of the best and here's an easy recipe. These can be served as Moors and Christian version or as soup - the choice is yours.
1 pound black beans (sorted, soaked overnight, and rinsed)
1 quart vegetable stock
1 medium onion chopped
1 medium green bell pepper stemmed, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons cumin
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon each white & black pepper
1 can (15 ounce) chopped tomatoes drained
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Fill stock pop with all ingredients except tomatoes and vinegar cover and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 1 hour and 45 minutes or until soft. Add tomatoes and vinegar and cook for an additional 15 - 30 minutes. Add additional water or stock to keep beans the proper consistency for soup.