Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Well I probably needed this recipe yesterday when it was actually cold in Austin but here it is today! Spicy Black Bean soup. It's so easy and totally stick to your ribs!
Spicy Black Bean Soup
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
4 medium garlic cloves, diced
45 oz canned black beans, undrained, divided (three 15 oz cans)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 tsp ground cumin
14 1/2 oz fat-free chicken broth, or vegetable broth
10 oz canned tomatoes with green chilies, such as Rotel Tomatoes
11 oz canned yellow corn, drained
Coat bottom of a large stockpot with olive oil. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are soft but not brown, about 5 minutes.
Place one can of beans in blender; add sautéed onion mixture, red pepper flakes and cumin. Cover and blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour mixture back into stockpot.
Place second can of beans and broth in blender and puree until smooth; add to stockpot.
Stir third can of beans (do not puree first), tomatoes and green chilies, and corn into stockpot. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Yields about 1 1/2 cups of soup per serving.
I happened to have totally forgotten the chicken stock, but I think it still turned out OK. Watch the simmering because this stuff can really stick to the bottom of the pan! Stir frequently!
I had with a nice side salad of baby greens and a toasted sea salt and rosemary ciabatta roll. Delicious!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
The hard drive has arrived and it's time to operate on the system. While Jim thought this was loads of fun the stress of it drove me to my favorite peanut butter fro-yo sundae! Vanilla frozen yogurt with heated peanut butter and Reeces pieces: yum. Thankfully the hard drive slipped right into place and the computer is alive again!!! Now to get it all set back up. ugh.