This is a recipe I adapted from Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, one of my favorite vegan cookbooks. There are only 6 ingredients and it's super easy. The original recipe has you making your own polenta but Trader Joes sells a delicious organic version that cuts a lot of time off making this dish. Crusty french bread and a nice glass of red wine go really well with this.
A big bunch of organic green beans cleaned and prepped
1 organic red pepper diced
2 vegan Italian style sausages cut into slices (I like TJ's brand)
1-2 cloves chopped garlic
1 pkg organic polenta
On a cast iron skillet or other heavy pan, brush lightly with olive oil and place sliced polenta on to brown. Polenta doesn't brown easily so do this step first and try to get as much color on the polenta as possible.
In another saute pan, begin browning the onion, pepper, garlic, green beans, s&p and sausage in olive oil. I will usually cover the pan in order for the veggies to steam a bit. Remove the cover and let them get good and crispy. When the polenta is as crispy as you can get it and the veggies are done place 3 slices of the polenta on a plate and arrange the veggies on top. Drizzle with a good balsamic vinegar.
*not a single animal was harmed in the making of this dish.