This is a great winter dish, ideal to be eaten on lazy Sunday brunches. The traditional Brazilian feijoada is basically well-cooked black beans with various (smoked) parts of a pig inside. It reminds me pretty much those witchy stews we watch as children in cartoons with frog legs, salamandra tails, etc. Our plant-based version is by far tastier and it does not leave you with any of the creepy feelings of the traditional dish. The end result should be a well spiced black bean dish with a smoked taste, creamy structure that contrasts with various textures from the vegetables, seitan, nuts, etc.