Cornmeal Crepes with Black Beans and Zucchini


I’m not good at handling stress.  I fidget, I feel sick to my stomach, I make a million lists (which kind of stresses me out even more), I snap at Mike even when he’s being incredibly understanding and helpful.  Sometimes he just looks me in the eye, and tells […]

Chipotle Black Bean and Bulgur Burgers


I momentarily forgot about it, but yesterday was National Grilled Cheese Day!  I created a recipe for Tillamook (which will be up on their blog sometime this month), but here’s a sneak peek: So, Black Bean Bulgur Burgers.  Yep, that’s some nice alliteration. I’ve been trying to figure out […]

Summer Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

I’ve been on summer break since June 10th.  Almost 2 months.  I had a few things on my summer to-do list, one of which happened to be visiting the Thursday morning farmers market which cannot be more than 2 miles from my house.  And yet it took me almost […]

Black Bean and Roasted Tomato Salad

I think this will be my go-to potluck dish for every one that I’m ever invited to for the rest of my life. Here’s why: 1. You only need need 5 things to make it (beans, a lemon, tomatoes, almonds, and feta) 2. It can sit out for awhile […]

Black Bean Vegetable Soup

I never really found black bean soup appealing. It didn’t look good, it never really tasted good (unless it was topped with so much cheese and sour cream you couldn’t really tell what it was), and I never felt any kind of urge to make it until this recipe. […]

Chorizo black bean soup

The first time I ate chorizo, I was staying with a host family in a tiny town in Spain. Every night after work (and before they ate dinner at about 10:30 PM), they put out bread, manchego (and other similar cheeses) and chorizo. I instantly fell in love with […]

Vegetable Black Bean Burgers

It’s funny how my idea of a good weekend has changed so drastically in the last 5 years. At this point in 2005, I was counting down the days to my 21st birthday, and a good Saturday meant going to the beach for the day and out to a […]

Black Bean Burgers with Avocado Sauce

I found this recipe in one of my cookbooks and it is awesome.  My only issue was that the burgers never really firmed up in the middle, so I’m not sure if I need to tweak the recipe a little or just keep cooking them longer.  The flavor is […]

Chipotle Rice and Beans

This is a perfect simple and hearty meal.  The combination of rice and beans offers a complete protein, and who doesn’t love chipotle peppers? (adapted from Veganomicon) 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 yellow onions, peeled 1 tbsp olive oil 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, plus about […]

Recipe Exchange: Black Bean Pumpkin Chili

I have to be completely honest.  I was reluctant to try this recipe. I wasn’t sure about the combination of pumpkin and black beans, and I really didn’t want to be disappointed.  But, following the rules of the recipe exchange, I made it, and it was delicious!  My one […]

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