Sorry, I have been a.w.o.l on the blog. I decided today that I am really going to try and post something everyday. My thought behind this is that I love to read updates on the blogs I follow and I’m always a little disappointed when I check in with them and see that nothing has changed since the last time I was there, or even longer!
So, here’s a super yummy recipe. If you like soup, and beans I think you will love it. I do! It is based on a recipe that my friend Misty gave me. I had to make a few changes to fit what I had available but I loved the result and have had a cup everyday, either with my lunch or before supper to help fill me up.
3 cans of black beans rinsed and drained
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1//2 green pepper, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 can of diced tomatoes with juice (I used the ones that had garlic in them)
1 box (32 oz) of chicken broth
salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin to taste
I also added “Adobo” seasoning it is a mexican seasoning mix that has garlic, onion, oregano etc. You can get it with the other spices at your grocery store
Put onions and bell pepper in a large pot and saute about half way through in a little oil. Pour in everything else and let cook until veggies are tender. That’s it! 🙂
OK, I have told you about my love of all things baked. My mission this weekend it to find recipes for baked goodies that fit into the new healthy eating plan. I am DYING for cake!!!
In the meantime, I am taking the edge off my sweet cravings with a frozen fruit and yogurt combo.
1 package of acai berry pulp (found at grocery store in frozen fruit section. Abilene folks—HEB has it)
1 small cup of yogurt (I’ve been using vanilla or strawberry Yoplus)
1 to 2 cups of frozen fruit (I’ve tried frozen berries, peaches, and pineapple)
fruit juice or milk–just enough so that your blender will combine all this stuff instead of getting stuck 🙂
Now, this comes out VERY thick. I eat it with a spoon for breakfast or a snack. If you want it to be more smoothie like, use thawed (or partially thawed) frozen fruit.
The acai is supposed to give you energy. I don’t know about that though, I still want a nap every day.