Black Beans with Rice

Prep Time: 10 mins |Servings: 6 | Cooking : 1 hourIngredients:1 lb dry black beans7 cups water1 medium green pepper, coarsely chopped1-1/2 cups chopped onion1 tbsp vegetable oil2 bay leaves1 clove garlic, minced1 tbsp vinegar (or lemon juice)6 cups rice, cooked in unsalted water1 jar (4 oz) sliced pimento, drained1 lemon cut into wedgesDirections: P… Continue reading Black Beans with Rice

Black Bean and Corn Pita

Prep Time: 10 mins |Servings: 4Ingredients:1 (15-ounce) canlow-sodium black beans1 cup frozen corn, thawed1 cup fresh or no salt added canned tomatoes1 avocado, chopped1 clove garlic, finely chopped1 tsp chopped fresh parsley1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or more to taste2 tsps lemon juice1/2 tsp chili powder2 medium whole wheat pita pockets1/3 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheeseDirections:… Continue reading Black Bean and Corn Pita

Black-Bean and Vegetable Burrito

Prep Time: 10 mins |Servings: 4| Cooking : 15 minsIngredients:½ tbsp olive oil2 red or green bell peppers, cored and chopped1 zucchini or summer squash, diced½ tsp chili powder1 tsp cuminFreshly ground black pepper2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved4 (8-inch) whole-wheat tortillasOptional: spinach, sliced avocado, chopped scallions or hot… Continue reading Black-Bean and Vegetable Burrito

Special Cucumber Cups

Prep Time: 10 mins |Servings: 24 | Cooking : 15 minsIngredients:½ cup sour cream2 peeled cucumberscayenne peppercut the cucumbers into ¾ inch slices, and some of the seedsscooped out2 tsp lime juice6 oz flaked smoked salmon1/3 cup chopped cilantro1 tbsp lime zestDirections: Get a bowl and mix the salmon with cayenne, sour cream, lime juice… Continue reading Special Cucumber Cups