black beans

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

June 12, 2011 Dinner

Here’s a little something you may not know about me- I’m in a book club. That’s right. And I read like it’s my job. Not only for book club but I’ll pretty much read anything I can get my hands on- averaging about a book a week (we don’t have cable, boooo). I had zero [...]

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Black and Pinto Bean Salad with Lime and Cilantro Dressing

June 7, 2011 Lunch

Let’s lighten things up a bit, shall we?   After back to back posts of sugary cocktails and fudgy cookies, I think we need something healthy and refreshing. A light, bright bean salad sounds perfect. And it’s ideal for summer picnics and potlucks. Ingredients: 1 can of black beans, drained 1 can of pinto beans, [...]

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Summer Dream Weaver Soup

May 30, 2011 Soups and Stews

I know soup in the summer is a tad unorthodox and perhaps completely nutso, but it had to be done. Just look at all that color. Totally loony tunes. Speaking of crazy, don’t you just love people who use zany expressions in conversation? I feel like I never do it, so I really appreciate the [...]

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Spicy Black Bean and Sour Cream Enchiladas

May 13, 2011 Dinner

  When it comes to Mexican, Tex Mex, or Mexican inspired dishes, I have a serious weakness. In this household, we eat some form of black bean, chili pepper, cilantro, tortilla, or salsa at least three nights per week, and sometimes up to four.  Seriously. We need to branch out. We even live just a [...]

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Chili Baked Nachos

March 13, 2011 Dinner

I decided it was time to give my old standby baked nacho recipe an upgrade. As much as I love simple comfort foods, I get tired of eating the same version of the same dish time and time again. So, on occasion, I play off the basics to create a new version of an old [...]

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Curried Black Bean, Coconut, and Sweet Potato Soup

February 16, 2011 Soups and Stews

This winter I’ve been a soup fiend.  In fact, for a short time, I considered changing the name of this blog to Keep It Simple Soup because that’s all I seemed to ever make. I love soup- it’s comforting, dependable and makes great leftovers. The only problem was that I was getting in a tomato [...]

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Vegan Black Bean Sweet Potato Balls

February 7, 2011 Vegetarian

  I have to credit my coworker for this recipe idea. She came by my office (more like an over-sized cubicle) the other day and mentioned that she’d mashed together sweet potatoes and black beans, rolled them into balls and baked them for dinner the night before. I’m a big fan of bite-sized balls. Whoa- [...]

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