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Black Beans and Rice

This is a really common meal for us.  It’s simple, tastes great, and is healthy!  Top with shredded cheese and chopped tomatoes if you like.

Ingredients:

rice

1 C dry black beans, soaked overnight

1 3/4 C water

1 small onion, roughly chopped

3 garlic cloves, cut in half

1 t salt

1/4 t cayenne pepper (or chili powder but more of it)

2 t whole cumin seeds

  1. Start cooking the rice.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Adjust the spices and salt
  4. Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro
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Homemade Refried Beans and Burritos

These refried beans were delicious.  Try them in a burrito by serving on tortillas and topping with guacamole, shredded cheese, and cilantro.  James and I were so happy to eat this meal!  It makes good leftovers too. Continue reading

Green Mango

I love this way of eating mangoes. Many of the mangoes available now are not quite ripe, so this is a good way to eat them. The tartness of the mango is extra zingy with the salty/spicy dip. Mexicans do something similar to this too. The dip also tastes good with watermelon, pineapple, ripe mango, or cantaloupe. Continue reading