I've gotten in a real rut with relying heavily on soy products (mostly tempeh) for quick and easy protein. For a bunch of reasons, I'd like to replace a lot of that with different kinds of beans, prepared and then frozen to use in lunches or thaw as a component for dinners. I'm in a rut there, too, and would love some new ideas of what to do instead. Here are the criteria:
Must freeze well and in a compact way. I don't have room for bulky things like filled pastries and don't want to eat mealy frozen potatoes.
Must be tasty to eat with no more complicated prep than reheating when it's time to eat (sometimes I might add fresh ingredients, like raw tomato or avocado, but most of the time I won't have those handy and won't be organized enough in the morning to pack them properly).
I'm especially interested in recipes for black beans, kidney beans, chick peas, small red beans and pintos, all of which I can get at the farmers' market, locally grown, but I'm open to other types, too. I like black-eyed peas a lot and only ever make them into Hoppin' John, so different ideas for those would be great.
No chili, please. So burned out on chili.
The less soy the better, but they don't have to be soy free.
Both bean-focused dishes and more nutritionally balanced dishes are quite welcome.