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Bean Avocado and Shishito Pepper Salad

June 4, 2019

Shishito peppers are everywhere now.. they are these small Japanese peppers that can be quite mild or every once in a while, they can be a bit spicy.. this salad is delicious with black beans and avocados…

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 3 to 4 shishito peppers
  • 1 medium pepper, yellow or red, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • Juice of a large lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Transfer the shishito peppers to a heated cast iron pan. On medium high heat, char the peppers on all sides- about 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer the peppers to a chopping board and let cool and then chop. Transfer the beans, avocado, charred peppers, sweet peppers, green onions and cilantro to a serving bowl. Add the lemon juice, salt, honey and oil. Mix well and taste for seasonings and adjust. Let it sit for at least half an hour before serving.

Black Bean Brownies with Coconut Oil

March 26, 2018

Brownie- take 2-  I changed it up this time with coconut oil and coconut sugar. My daughter gave it a thumbs up. You can have some without thinking twice.. good for you and delicious!!

  • One 15 ½ ounce can black beans- strain and rinse well
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate- grated

Coat an 8 X 8 baking pan with some oil and keep aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add the beans to a large food processor and add the oil. Process till smooth. Add the eggs, coconut sugar, cocoa, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt. Process till everything is incorporated and smooth. Take the bowl off the processor and add the grated chocolate and mix with a spatula. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes till knife comes out clean.

Brownies with Black Beans- For Passover…

March 25, 2018

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  • One 15 ½ ounce can black beans- strain and rinse well
  • ¼ cup extra light olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup evaporated cane sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate- grated

Coat an 8 X 8 baking pan with some oil and keep aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add the beans to a large food processor and add the oil. Process till smooth. Add the eggs, cane sugar, cocoa, vanilla extract. almond extract, baking powder and salt. Process till everything is incorporated and smooth. Take the bowl off the processor and add the grated chocolate and mix with a spatula. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes till knife comes out clean.

Brownies with Black Beans

Turkey Chili with Squash and Eggplant

November 9, 2016
  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 pound dark meat, ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 medium squash, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium Chinese eggplant, peeled and chopped
  • 1 14 ounces can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 14 ounces can black beans
  • 2 cups water or chicken broth
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

 

Heat a large saucepan with the oil. Add the ground turkey and sauté on medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, while separating the meat with the back of a spoon. Add the onion, garlic, chili powder, ancho, cinnamon and salt. Saute for 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat. Add the squash, eggplant, tomatoes and beans. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the water/broth, bring to a boil and simmer with lid on for about 20 minutes. Take the lid off and continue to cook till a good chili consistency is reached. Check for seasonings and garnish with cilantro.

Beef Chili with Chicken Chorizo

November 1, 2016

This is a delicious chili cooked with chorizo- which has immense flavor…

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 4 chorizo links, casings taken off and crumbled
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes with chili
  • 1 14 oz can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Heat a saucepan with olive oil. Add the beef and chorizo and sauté on high heat for 5 to 6 minutes while separating the meat with the back of a wooden spoon. Add the onion, garlic and pepper and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the spices and tomatoes. Saute for another 2 to 3 mintues. Add the black beans, water and salt. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Take the lid off and cook for another 15 minutes on a low heat, or until the desired consistency is achieved. Check for seasonings and garnish with cilantro. Serve warm.

Black Beans with Onion and Cumin

June 1, 2016

This is a very simple yet flavorful side dish to serve with any kind of protein or even just as a snack. I made these beans with the chicken enchiladas… yummy!

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 14 ounces can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 2 14 ounces cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Heat a wide frying pan with the olive oil. Add the cumin and coriander seeds and sauté on medium heat for 1 minute. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Add the tomatoes and sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add the black beans, salt and the water. Bring to a boil and simmer with lid on for 15 minutes. Take the lid off and cook for another 5 minutes. Check the seasonings and garnish with cilantro.

Corn and Bean Salad with Broccoli Slaw

October 7, 2015

Unfortunately corn season is done, so use frozen corn for this recipe.. it will still be yummy as a side dish with the tacos from yesterday….

  • 2 fresh ears of corn, off the cob
  • 1 14 ounces can of black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup grated broccoli slaw (cabbage can be substituted)
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 medium limes
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Transfer all the ingredients in a large serving bowl. Mix well and let it sit for an hour before serving.