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Corn and Black Bean Salad Recipe

March 30th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2cupscorn kernels, cooked(I use 2 ears, grilled)
  2. 1 (16 ounce)canblack beans, rinsed drained
  3. 1red pepper, diced
  4. 2tablespoons finely dicedred onions
  5. 4tablespoonsolive oil
  6. 2tablespoonswine vinegar
  7. 1/2teaspooncumin
  8. salt
  9. pepper
  10. 2tablespoonscilantro, chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine 2 cups cooked corn kernels, 16 ounce can rinsed and drained black beans, 1 diced red pepper, red onion 4 teaspoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon cumin and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Mix well, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro.
  3. This is great with grilled chicken or fish!

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Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe

March 30th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2burrito-size flour tortillas
  2. 1 (14 1/2 ounce)canlow-fat refried black beans
  3. 1cupchunky salsa
  4. 1 1/2cupsMexican blend cheese, shredded
  5. 1/2cupguacamole(use prepared or your favorite recipe)
  6. 2tablespoonssour cream

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lay 1 tortilla on a clean work surface.
  3. Spread the beans evenly over the tortilla.
  4. Spoon 3/4 cup of salsa over the beans, then sprinkle with the cheese.
  5. Top with the second tortilla.
  6. Place the quesadilla on a foil-covered cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the top is crisp and brown.
  8. Meanwhile, swirl the guacamole and sour cream together in a small bowl.
  9. Cut the quesadilla into 4 equal portions and transfer to a plate.
  10. Serve with the guacamole mixture and remaining 1/4 cup of salsa.

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That Chicken & Green Bean Thing Recipe

March 26th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 2-3tablespoonsreal butter
  3. 1/2cupwater
  4. 4cupsfresh green beans
  5. 1 (16 ounce)bottleItalian dressing(NOT creamy or you can always make your own)
  6. 1large firmtomato or3 roma tomatoes, chopped (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and pat dry chicken.
  2. Cut into either strips or chunks.
  3. In large skillet melt butter and cook chicken on low heat adding water if needed to continue to cook chicken.
  4. When chicken is done (juices running clear with no pinkness) toss green beans on top of chicken.
  5. Shake dressing well and pour over top of green beans covering all and cover tightly and simmer and steam for at least ten minutes.
  6. If adding tomato do so now and cover again.
  7. Cook another ten minutes or so until green beans are still crisp but are steamed nicely.
  8. Check every so often to make sure that your chicken is not burning and add a little water if needed.
  9. Serve with fresh bread sticks or french bread to get all the lovely juices.
  10. Cooking times may vary to taste Hope you enjoy!

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Cannellini Bean Spread Recipe

March 18th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/4cup organicextra virgin olive oil
  2. 3clovesgarlic, crushed
  3. 1/2teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
  4. 2cups cookedwhite beans, with juice(Cannellini)
  5. 1lemon, juice of, to taste
  6. 1pinchcayenne
  7. salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  8. olive oil, for drizzling before serving
  9. toastedpita bread, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the crushed garlic and cook over low heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, add the red pepper and let the flavors meld for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the garlic from the oil and pile both garlic and white beans into food processor.
  5. Process until smooth.
  6. With the motor running, add the olive oil with the crushed red pepper, lemon juice and cayenne.
  7. Pulse in the salt and pepper.
  8. Pack into a crock and allow to sit at room temperature so that the flavors intensify.
  9. Serve with pita toasts or toasted baguette slices rubbed with garlic.

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“Put Down Your Fork!” Tuna and Bean Salad Recipe

March 16th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3tablespoonslight olive oilor canola oil
  2. 2tablespoonsred wine vinegar
  3. 1clovegarlic, minced
  4. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  5. 2tablespoonsfresh basil, minced
  6. 1/4teaspoonblack pepper
  7. 1 (20 ounce)canwhite kidney beansor great northern beans
  8. 1 (13 ounce)canalbacore tuna in water, drained and flaked
  9. 2scallions, sliced
  10. 1/4cupred sweet bell peppersor yellow sweet bell peppers or orange sweet bell pepper, chopped
  11. 6leavesbibb lettuce (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. In salad bowl, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, basil and black pepper.
  2. Add beans, tuna, scallions and sweet pepper and toss.
  3. Chill several hours for flavors to blend.
  4. To make a beautiful presentation, serve on a leaf of Bibb lettuce.

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