Roasted Veggie Burrito Bowl

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For a very long time, I wanted to be a writer. I would write in my diary & use the biggest words I knew to describe the brutality of being an upper middle class youth, thinking that someone other than my mother might discover it & launch me into stardom.

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After I burned all of my diaries, I set my sights on impressing my high school English teachers. I just KNEW they would love my stories & see the raw talent within me. I thought my ideas were so original & creative. Then, I would get my papers back & the comments were, “unoriginal & uncreative”.


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Not to worry – I had a plan B. Book editor, here I come! Because those who can’t do, judge others, am I right?! Turns out you have to understand basic grammar to be a book editor. Like, throw me a bone, people.

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I don’t understand commas. Where do they go? Why do we use so many? I still have to google whether the punctuation is inside or outside of the quotation marks. & for the love of all things, WHAT IS A PARTICIPLE?!

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& you people thought I was smart…


Time: 35 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2-4


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 can of black beans, drained + rinsed
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 1 tsp. of onion salt
  • 2 tsp. of hot sauce, or more if you are a fire breather like me
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • S+P, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. of salsa
  • Brown rice, for serving
  • Cilantro, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large bowl, combine onion + red pepper + jalapeno + black beans + corn + cumin + onion salt + hot sauce + S+P
  • Lay veggies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes
  • Remove from the oven + combine with salsa + rice
  • Add lime juice + S+P
  • Serve with cilantro + a ginormous margarita – ARRIBA

14 thoughts on “Roasted Veggie Burrito Bowl

  1. Life Diet Health says:

    Great looking tasty dish! 🙂 This post today made me laugh Rachel! 🙂 You ARE smart otherwise you wouldn’t make such great food! AND from following your blog… you’re a great writer already! 😛 🙂


  2. Susan Christopher says:

    Hey wait a minute why would I be the one to find your diary? And by the way, you didn’t get rid of all of them. I won’t read them if you make me this tasty meal when you visit in May.


  3. Amy @ Vita Semplice says:

    Luuuv your sense of humor and storytelling! You are already quite the writer – if English teachers were that great at writing, do you really think they’d be teaching? Seems like they are the ones missing the creativity. As for the recipe, I think I’ll give this baby a try. Of course I’ll have to add some meat in for my husband. Reminds me of my favorite Chipotle bowl.


    • Rachel says:

      You are far too kind! I so appreciate it. This is an easy one to adjust to your likes. Definitely some meat for the men in the house! Thanks for reading!


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